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Students at Barefoot College
Students at Barefoot College
Devi Boerema

AJMER — In India, 70% of the population lives in rural areas, mostly in poverty.

But as a voluntary program has proven, impoverished people can become experts in solar power. Thanks to Barefoot College, an NGO based here in Ajmer, in the western part of India’s Rajasthan state, some 600 women have been fully educated about solar power, a small step towards eradicating poverty.

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Greenpeace protesters projected the message ''G7: End Fossil Fuels Now'' onto the Waxenstein mountain in the Bavarian Alps, as Germany hosts the G7 summit.

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Welcome to Tuesday, where at least 16 die as Russia strikes a shopping mall in central Ukraine, 46 people are found dead inside a truck in Texas and Bangkok airport authorities make a surprising discovery in two women’s luggage. From India, Banjot Kaur writes in news site The Wire about the dangers of yoga malpractice — and the need for nationwide regulation.

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