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Thai granny completes university degree at 91

A 91-year-old woman from Thailand who says it’s “never too late to study” has completed her bachelor’s degree after more than 10 years of work. She spoke to Watchiranont Thongtep of the BBC’s Thai service.

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What’s it like to start reading at 60?

What’s it like to read your first words at the age of 60? What difference does it make after a lifetime of getting by without reading?

If you think about how much written information we consume every hour – going through emails at work or flicking through messages on mobiles phone – it’s hard to imagine being without these ways of communicating.

But Florence Cheptoo, who lives in an isolated rural village near Chesongoch, in Kenya, has turned her first page as a 60-year-old.

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告别往日颓废生活 释囚洗心革面当青年辅导员

洗心革面的释囚阿尔伯特与妻子珊蒂带着五个月大儿子,参加昨天的黄丝带义跑。(海峡时报)

母亲意外逝世的沉重打击,让释囚阿尔伯特重新审视人生,一改往日颓废生活,洗心革面重新做人。

阿尔伯特(35岁,青年辅导员)昨天在黄丝带义跑活动上受访时说,父亲严重酗酒,导致四兄妹从小在复杂的家庭环境中长大,而自己在14岁那年辍学,后来加入街头党打群架和吸毒。

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5个小孩到警局报案 竟然为了这件事

4岁男童捡到50元硬币,找来4个哥哥姐姐一起去报案,获得警方认真接待。 (脸书/大纪元合成)

高雄楠梓区的一个派出所日前出现让人暖心的一幕:一行5个小朋友前来报案,原来他们中最小的4岁弟弟捡到了一枚50元硬币。警察见到孩子们,很耐心地为他们做记录,让他们体会到拾金不昧的快乐。

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Top teacher fights for Canada’s indigenous people

As a little girl growing up in rural Nova Scotia in Canada, Maggie MacDonnell was worried by locals gossiping about the Mi’kmaq indigenous people who lived on a nearby reserve. They said the Mi’kmaq were trapping on her family’s land.

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十岁女孩用善心庆生

十件善心之举,带给十个以上不同陌生人意外的感动,莉拉的庆生方式与众不同。 (KHOU 11 News Channel视频截图)

一年之中,每个小孩最期待的就是过生日,因为她/他可以得到礼物。不过,德州弗兰德伍德市(Friendswood)的十岁小女孩莉拉(Lila Garcia)却跟别人不同,她庆祝自己十岁生日的方式是:做十件善事,让别人得到意想不到的惊喜!

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From Baghdad to the bar: A blind refugee’s journey

As Aphra watched her son Allan graduate from Cambridge University last month, she thought back to the moment he was born.

“I’m so sorry your baby is blind,” a neighbour in Baghdad had said.

Aphra became the talk of the town because of the taboo associated with her son’s condition.

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