June 2014

Sports

A Brazil soccer fan covered in flowers and his nation's flag cheers inside the FIFA Fan Fest area before the start of the World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to five-time champion Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Jun 13 2014

World Cup Fever

The world’s biggest sporting event kicked off June 12 in Brazil. For a month, fans around the world will cheer for their favourite teams. Soccer’s brightest stars are there— Neymar, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney. So hoist a flag. Paint your face. Get ready for the world’s…

Health

A Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary).
Jun 06 2014

Taking a Shot at Polio

In 1988, the countries of the world joined forces. They were battling a deadly enemy. Polio. Polio infected 350,000 people that year. Most were children under five. Every day, the disease paralyzed 1,000 people. Every day, 50 to 100 died. There was nowhere to hide…