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Egypt census workers detect another baby boom
Egypt census workers going door to door discover that more than 20 million people were born in the last decade alone
Peru's finance minister quits over audio recordings
Peru's business-friendly finance minister has resigned amid accusations he pressured officials to approve a controversial airport project, delivering a new blow to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's efforts to boost the slowing South American economy
U.S. citizen living in Afghanistan kidnapped on way to work: police
An American citizen and employee of the World Bank who is living in Afghanistan was kidnapped on his way to work on Sunday, Kabul police said. The kidnapping took place in the Karte Char area of Kabul, according to Mohammad Almas, the head of the Kabul police's Crime Investigation Department (CID).
UN report: Migrants sending billions more home than in 2007
A new UN report says migrants are sending home billions of dollars more than they did a decade ago which is helping lift their families out of poverty _ and it says the rate of growth in remittances is almost double the increase in migration
A brighter economic outlook is giving Fed confidence to act
In the United States and around the world, economic strength isn't what it used to be
Meet the authors behind 'The Adventures of Avery and Masa'
ABC News' Rachel Scott talks to the authors of "The Adventures of Avery and Masa" at BookExpo 2017.
Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $100M to women's fund Ivanka Trump supports
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged to give a total of $100 million to the Women's Empowerment Fund, which Ivanka Trump has publicly supported. The announcement came at an event that Trump attended while visiting Saudi Arabia as part of the first foreign trip of her father's
Melania, Ivanka Trump promote women's empowerment abroad
Ivanka Trump attended a roundtable on women and economics in Saudi Arabia while the first lady visited a school and an all-women business center.
Melania and Ivanka Trump make stops in Saudi Arabia to promote women's empowerment
While President Trump is busy today in Saudi Arabia with bilateral meetings and summit events, first lady Melania Trump and the president's daughter and adviser, Ivanka, have been engaged in activities of their own. Ivanka Trump attended a roundtable on women's economic empowerment while the first
Trump's directive on offensive airstrikes in Somalia could fuel terrorism recruitment, experts warn
U.S. President Donald Trump ’s directive this week declaring parts of Somalia a war zone, potentially setting the stage for an escalated military campaign against Islamic militants there while increasing the risk of civilian casualties, could fuel terrorist recruitment in the impoverished country,