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Actor Amitabh Bachchan attends the 'The Great Gatsby' world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York

Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan Becomes Farmers’ Star after Clearing Loans

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan was hailed on Wednesday as a star of India's farmers after clearing loans worth more than...
Farhia Mohamed Farah, a 20-year-old Somali refugee now living in Kenya

Lost Lives, Lost Billions: The Cost of Child Marriage in Africa

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Child marriage is costing African countries at least $60 billion in lost lifetime earnings, more than what the world...
Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens

Poverty Tied to Worse Heart Health among U.S. Teens

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity,...
The Wider Image: Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair

Mothers of Babies Afflicted by Zika Fight Poverty, Despair

By Ueslei Marcelino RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters)  Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects...
Poverty may partly explain disparity in heart defect outcomes

Poverty May Partly Explain Disparity in Heart Defect Outcomes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  Hispanic infants with certain heart defects have worse-than-average outcomes, and the disparity may be linked with their family's reliance on public...
An Aurora self-driving Lincoln MKZ car is seen outside the company’s office in the Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh

A Tech Boom in Pittsburgh Brings Hope and Angst

By Heather Somerville PITTSBURGH (Reuters)  The city of Pittsburgh, the one-time steel capital that's long been a symbol of Rust-Belt decline, is emerging as a vibrant...