There aren't many 13 year olds that can boast Noble Peace Laureate, Desmond Tutu presented them with an award for the International Children's Peace Prize, but Kesz Valdez can. On September 19th, Kesz was awarded the prize for his charity Championing Community Children. A former street child used to living among the rubbish in the Philippines, Kesz has led an extraordinary life for a 13 year old.
Malaysia is home to some 29 million people, a huge majority of whom live well below the breadline on less than $15 a month. With around 76% of the world's poor living in rural areas, many have to give up their homes and head into the cities to find work.
Researchers and archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati have uncovered the largest Maya dam ever to be built in the pre-colombian city fo Tikal. That dam was constructed from cut stone, rubble and soil, and stretched more than 260 feet in length, stood about 33 feet high. It is reckoned to have held about 20 million gallons of water in a man-made reservoir.
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