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    In a Nairobi, Kenya, slum, residents used technology to map the area, a key first step in solving problems from waste removal to street lighting. Those with phone can now report problems more accurately.

  • India builds its first 'smart' city

    With many of its biggest cities are already bursting at the seams, India is working on its first 'smart' city, with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection, and a dedicated power supply – luxuries to many Indians.

  • Why one Iraqi youth turned away from violence

    Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry was attacked and shot as a teenager. But instead of seeking revenge today he is a medical doctor and an advocate for a peaceful future in Iraq.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow's $29 food stamp budget: Do celebrity challenges work? (+video)

    Gwyneth Paltrow faces a social media backlash for participating in a food bank challenge to live on a $29 grocery budget for a week. Critics accuse her of mocking the experience of hunger. But such celebrity challenges can raise awareness and funds.

May 4, 2015

Photos of the day 05/04

A cosplayer dressed as 'Star Wars' character Yoda looks at a mobile phone at a Star Wars Day fan event in Tokyo Monday. Fans celebrate May 4 as Star Wars Day, a pun that comes from an iconic quote in the movie: 'May the Force be with you.'

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