Palestinian Territories

    Around 300 Palestinians crossed the Egyptian border at Rafah in southern Gaza when it opened Saturday, Hamas reports. The Israel Defense Forces delivered 14,000 tons of humanitarian aid from Israel into the Gaza last week, and allowed medical patients from Gaza to cross into Israel and the West Bank. Three 14-year-old Palestinians from a school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Their winning project, an innovative walking cane for the blind, stood out among thousands of entries in what is considered the largest pre-college science fair in the world.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.