[WASHINGTON] More than a million Americans rose out of poverty last year but household incomes stagnated and - for the first time in nine years - the share of people with no health insurance crept...

[UNITED NATIONS, United States] More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported on Monday - the third year in a row that the number has risen....

[HICHARA, India] From lychees to heat, the factors behind almost 120 children dying in eastern India this month are many, but there are two underlying and preventable root causes: poverty and bad...

[YANGON] The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation...

[NEW YORK] Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home cooking would turn it around. But now some researchers are pushing back against...

[NEW DELHI] India's finance minister said on Monday fast economic growth and rapid urbanisation would slash the number of people in extreme poverty by 2021 and end it completely in the decade...

[BRASÍLIA] The number of people living in poverty in Brazil grew by two million last year in the wake of the country's worst recession on record, according to the government statistics bureau...

MORE than one-fifth of Hong Kong's 7.4 million population were living in poverty last year, the government said Monday, as the city faces an ageing population and its sky-high housing prices...