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Gone Are the Goats: Wedding Dowries Get a Tech Upgrade in DRC

In previous generations in Democratic Republic of Congo, dowries were often livestock or home furnishings. But today, prospective fathers-in-law are asking for smartphones, televisions and motorcycles, and would-be grooms are wondering how to pay for it all.

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Human Migration

‘I Was Waiting for This Chance to Flee’

Many people in a huge caravan that began in Honduras and is now in southern Mexico say they plan to walk to the U.S. Nearly 2,000 people have chosen along the way to seek asylum in Mexico, but more than 5,000 people continue north.

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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

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