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  • How do key countries rank on corruption?

    Every year, the group Transparency International releases its Corruption Perception Index, which measures the perception of corruption – misuse of public resources, bribery, and backdoor deals, to name a few – in countries worldwide. On a scale of 0 (most corrupt) to 10 (least corrupt), no country scores a 10 and more than two-thirds of the 183 countries on the index score below a 5. The US comes in at 7.1. The index is built using data from surveys examining enforcement of anticorruption laws, tracking of public funds, kickbacks in government contracts, etc.
    12/01/2011 02:23 pm

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  • With Arctic sea ice vulnerable, summer melt season begins briskly (+video)

    The Arctic saw a record loss of summer sea ice in 2012, and the 2013 melt is off to a faster start than a year ago. Another record is uncertain, but warming has sapped the ice's staying power.

  • How do key countries rank on corruption?

    Every year, the group Transparency International releases its Corruption Perception Index, which measures the perception of corruption – misuse of public resources, bribery, and backdoor deals, to name a few – in countries worldwide. On a scale of 0 (most corrupt) to 10 (least corrupt), no country scores a 10 and more than two-thirds of the 183 countries on the index score below a 5. The US comes in at 7.1. The index is built using data from surveys examining enforcement of anticorruption laws, tracking of public funds, kickbacks in government contracts, etc.
    12/01/2011 02:23 pm

  • How corrupt is India? It's getting worse, index says

    India dropped eight places on  Transparency International's annual corruption list by watchdog, worsening its reputation. 
    12/01/2011 10:23 am

  • Secrets are safe as WikiLeaks, starved of funds, halts operations

    WikiLeaks will not release any more secrets until it can raise enough money to keep going, according to the clandestine group's website. It has been choked by financial institutions that no longer process online donations to WikiLeaks.
    10/24/2011 08:10 pm

  • Indians rally against a boom in corruption

    As in China and other fast-rising economies, boom times are known to produce corruption cases. Now, social activists in India are pushing back with mass protests.
    09/08/2011 11:14 am

  • Scientists discover that caterpillars can whistle

    Caterpillars can whistle, a new study has found. One species was found to be whistling to frighten away birds.
    12/10/2010 03:52 pm

  • Afghanistan's next challenge: elections 2010

    A credible parliament must emerge from Afghanistan's elections this month. Can Janan Mosazai, a young, Western-educated candidate help that happen?
    09/13/2010 04:59 pm

  • Bernanke sees 'subdued' inflation but persistent unemployment

    The Fed's Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the US economy will grow this year but not fast enough to make big inroads in the unemployment rate. He signaled that interest rates are likely to remain low.
    06/09/2010 07:52 pm

  • Turkey's work on Iran nuclear deal shows emerging diplomatic power

    While the US has continued to press for UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Turkey's high-profile role in brokering a nuclear deal with Tehran is just the latest sign of an emerging diplomatic power.
    05/19/2010 07:01 pm

  • In soccer, Somalis find a link to home

    The national team unites a scattered diaspora and provides a reason to cheer for war-torn Somalia.
    03/05/2009 12:00 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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