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Dominic Lipinski-Pool/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Prince William and Princess Kate's royal tour of Canada continues Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel from Victoria, where they landed Saturday along with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to Vancouver via seaplane. Once there, they will visit an outreach program helping vulnerable mothers battle drug and alcohol addiction.

William and Kate will also visit the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and the Kitsilano Coastguard Station.

The royal family's eight-day trip to Canada marks the first royal tour for Princess Charlotte and the second for 3-year-old Prince George, who traveled to Australia and New Zealand with his parents when he was 9 months old.

Canada was also the site of the first foreign royal tour for William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, when they were ages 9 and 7, respectively, traveling with their parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana in 1991.

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Mark J Sullivan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(LONDON) -- The U.S. and Britain left the "door open" to Russia's intervention in Syria and its support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.

"If you look back at what happened in the last two or three years, you look back at the sequence of events in Syria, the decisions of my country, of your country, and not to intervene, look, there's no question. We left that door open, and I think we failed, somehow, to have the imagination to think that that was what Putin might do,” Johnson said of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on This Week.

"We've now got to deal with it," said Johnson, who prior to his appointment as Britain's top diplomat served as mayor of London and was a key supporter of the Brexit vote.

Putin's intervention in Syria shows "a spirit of assertiveness, a desire for Russia to have prestige on the world stage," Johnson said. "I've got no problem with people thinking the Kremlin is powerful if they use that power and influence to good ends ... And one way they can do that, right now, is tell Assad to stop the bombing in Aleppo. And they have the power to do this. They have the ability to make this happen."

With the recent collapse of a cease-fire in Syria that had been brokered by the United States and Russia, Johnson said it’s vital that the U.S. and other powers continue talks, such as those Johnson participated in last week during the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

"I think it’s vital that we continue to talk while there's any chance at all that the Russians can be persuaded to do the right thing by Syria and the world," he said.

Johnson also addressed criticism from comedian John Oliver and others that he is an odd choice for a diplomat, given his past colorful comments on foreign leaders. He’s referred to President Obama’s “part Kenyan” heritage, compared Hillary Clinton to a “sadistic nurse,” and referred to Putin as “Dobby the house elf."

Johnson said, “It's a chasm of shame and embarrassment and the gaffes. First of all, all those little nuggets are taken out of context, many of them, actually, in a satirical sense.”

"Number two, actually, the amazing thing is people are not so interested," Johnson said. And no one, he said, has asked him for an apology.

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STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party.

Corbyn defeated his challenger, Owen Smith, with 61.8 of the vote-- a larger margin of victory than last year. Smith took in 38.2 percent.  

"We have much more in common than divides us," he said in his victory speech Saturday according to BBC. "Let us wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work that we have to do as a party."

He faced a second election in less than 12 months after he alienated many of the party’s Members of Parliament. Corbyn now faces an uphill struggle to convince those MPs to now support him.

The Labour Party remains deeply divided and opinion polls show it losing a lot of support in the country as a whole.

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images(VICTORIA, British Columbia) -- Prince William and Princess Kate and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived Saturday in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for the start of an eight-day royal tour of Canada, their first royal tour as a family of four.

William and Kate, who was dressed in a Jenny Packham dress, were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, after arriving on a Royal Canadian Air Force jet around 3:30 p.m. local time from the U.K.

The trip marks the first royal tour for Princess Charlotte and the second for 3-year-old Prince George, who traveled to Australia and New Zealand with his parents when he was 9 months old.

Canada was also the site of the first foreign royal tour for William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, when they were ages 9 and 7, respectively, traveling with their parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana in 1991.

Later Saturday, William and Kate, both 34, are scheduled to attend an official ceremonial welcome at the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria. The couple will be staying at Government House in Victoria with their children and will travel by plane and seaplane each day as they tour to get to know the people of British Columbia and the Yukon.

William and Kate and their children are visiting Canada on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The prime minister and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, are scheduled to join William and Kate for parts of their tour.

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Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked have arrested a 35-year-old man in Northamptonshire, Scotland Yard said Saturday night.

In a statement to ABC News, Scotland Yard said the man "was arrested on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offence and is being taken into custody at a south London police station."

About 3,000 photos were reportedly stolen from the Duchess of Cambridge's sister's iCloud account, according to The Sun. The Sun said a "cyber thief" asked for “a minimum of £50,000 within 48 hours” in return for the private images.

Some of the pictures were reportedly of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, according to The Sun, and there were also allegedly naked photos of her millionaire fiance James Matthews and a shot of Middleton being fitted in her wedding dress.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Donald Trump, a man who once boasted having “the world's greatest memory,” has suddenly forgotten the role that was to be played by a controversial businessman he named to help guide his foreign policy.

After Yahoo News reported Friday that senior U.S. intelligence officials were investigating whether the advisor, Carter Page, held secret meetings with senior Russian officials in Moscow over the summer, Trump’s campaign promptly disavowed him.

“He has no role,” said Steven Cheung, the campaign’s director of rapid response, when ABC News asked about the report. “We are not aware of any of his activities, past or present.”

Back in March, in a recorded meeting with The Washington Post editorial board, Trump named Page as one of five members of his foreign policy team. Page, a former energy executive in Russia, described himself an expert on the Caspian Sea region and economic development in former Soviet states.

In July he was spotted at a Moscow law school giving a speech, and Yahoo News reported Friday that during the same trip, Page may have also held private meetings with senior Russian officials. Page could not be reached Friday for comment for this report.

It is just the latest test of Trump’s memory concerning his ties to Russia.

Trump told ABC News' This Week in July he has "no relationship to Russia whatsoever," though he would "probably" sell Russians condos "on occasion." The same month he tweeted, “For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.”

But an ABC News investigation found Trump has numerous connections to Russian interests both in the U.S. and abroad.

Sergei Millian, who has for years identified himself in interviews and on promotional material as an agent for the Trump Organization in Russia, said, “The level of business amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars -- what he received as a result of interaction with Russian businessmen.”

When asked about Millian, Trump Organization General Counsel Alan Garten said no one at his firm could recall his name. “I know of no formal or even informal relationship between my company with Mr. Millian," Garten said.

In December, ABC News reported on another the Russian emigre who professed ties to Trump, Felix Sater.

Sater had appeared in photos with Trump and carried a Trump Organization business card with the title “Senior Advisor to Donald Trump.” Sater had played a role in a number of high-profile Trump-branded projects across the country. Garten said at the time that Sater was not actually an advisor to Trump and that it was common practice in the real estate industry to provide business cards and bestow titles “in order for brokers to be able to make initial introductions.”

 Sater was also a twice-convicted felon who served prison time and had documented Russian mafia connections.

In 2013, when Trump was asked under oath about his dealings with Sater, Trump acknowledged he had interacted with the man in the past but said, "if he were sitting in the room right now, I really wouldn't know what he looked like."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  "Brexit" campaigner and newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dismissed the notion that there are parallels between the United Kingdom's vote in June to leave the European Union, known as "Brexit," and the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S. to become the Republican presidential nominee.

"I think there's a sort of false analogy between Brexit and events in American politics or anywhere else in the world," Johnson, who was until earlier this year the mayor of London, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview for This Week to air Sunday.

Both Trump, who has proclaimed himself to be "Mr. Brexit," and another U.K. politician, Nigel Farage, have sought to highlight similarities between the GOP nominee's campaign in the U.S. and the British referendum to leave the European Union – including on issues of trade and immigration policy. Trump even brought Farage, who was one of the leaders of the Brexit movement, on stage with him at a campaign rally in August.

"The parallels are there. There are millions of ordinary Americans who’ve been let down, who’ve had a bad time, who feel the political class in Washington are detached from them,” Farage told the crowd in Jackson, Mississippi. “You have a fantastic opportunity here with this campaign ... You’ll do it by doing what we did for Brexit in Britain.”

 But Johnson, who had also supported Britain’s move to leave the EU, said his country’s campaign differs from Trump on trade policy since “in the control of a trade we want free trade.”

"Brexit was about democracy ... The problem is that our trade policy was handed lock, stock and barrel 43 years ago to the Commission of the European Union," Johnson said. "Only 3.6 percent of the officials in that European Commission actually come from our country. How are they supposed to know the trade needs, the interests of British business and industry?"

He said the United Kingdom now has an opportunity to have more influence over its trade policies.

"We've got a chance to take back control of our WTO schedules in Geneva -- our World Trade Organization highly robbed of tariffs -- and do deals," he said.

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Jawad al Rifai /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A dramatic video shows a young girl getting rescued alive from under a collapsed building after an airstrike in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria.

Rescue workers are seen in the video pulling the small child from under the rubble by her ponytail. She weeps as her head appears among the ruins of a building in Aleppo.

"It's OK, it's OK," says the man as he tries to pull her out. "Where is your hand, where is your hand? Can you show me your hand?" he asks the girl.

The child was identified as Rawan Alowsh, 5, by British broadcaster Sky News, which obtained the footage. She lost her four siblings and parents in the attack, according to Sky News.

Rescue workers in the video are able to remove enough rubble to pull the girl out. She is covered in dust and her head is spotted with blood as they rush her to the ambulance.

The girl was rescued following a second day of intense airstrikes on Aleppo that followed the Syrian military's announcement that it was launching a military offensive against the eastern, rebel-held part of the city.

Among Friday's victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo's western countryside, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces.

In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, since the bombardments started Thursday night, according to the observatory. Many were injured and others are missing, the observatory said.

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Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has renewed his plea for government and opposition forces to stop fighting in Syria, the country's city of Aleppo was pounded overnight and Friday morning by intense bombing.

Among the victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo's western countryside Friday, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces.

The family was internally displaced, having moved to Bashkateen from another Syrian town, activists said.

In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, according to the observatory. Many were injured and others are missing, the observatory said.

Even in this war-weary city, last night's airstrikes were frightening.

“My wife and daughter didn’t sleep all night. We were petrified. The sound of the explosions is much worse than usual,” an east Aleppo resident told ABC News.

Airstrikes continued Friday morning, with three out of four Syrian Civil Defense centers under fire, according to a tweet by the civil defense.

The Aleppo Media Center posted photos on Twitter that it said showed damage after attacks on Aleppo's Qaterji neighborhood.

Activists claim that the Syrian government and Russia have used napalm, phosphorous and cluster bombs in attacks on Aleppo since the Syrian military declared Monday that the cease-fire had ended. ABC News has not been able to independently verify these claims.

One out of only two water-pumping stations in Aleppo was hit overnight, according to local activists. The two stations are under the control of forces opposed to the Syrian government but provide water for both rebel-held eastern Aleppo and government-held western Aleppo.

The attacks Thursday and Friday followed an announcement from the Syrian military that it was launching an offensive against eastern Aleppo and offering evacuation corridors for civilians. In the statement, the military urged civilians to stay away from “locations of armed terrorist groups.”

Residents said the government's move is part of a deliberate policy of forced displacement.

Meanwhile, eastern Aleppo is still waiting for aid, which was supposed to reach the besieged area during the U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire. The truce was broken Monday when an attack on an aid convoy in western Aleppo left at least 21 people dead, including several aid workers.

The United Nations has 40 trucks with aid ready to enter eastern Aleppo. The aid has been sitting by the Turkish border since the beginning of last week and is still waiting by the border in Syria customs area. Once the U.N. gets the green light, the first convoy carrying a month's worth of wheat flour for more than 150,000 people will be sent to Aleppo, according to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The shipment will be followed up by a delivery of enough food rations to feed 35,000 people for a month.

“The recent upsurge of violence in east Aleppo is obviously a concern for us. However, we are standby,” David Swanson, spokesman for the U.N.’s humanitarian affairs office, told ABC News. “As humanitarians on the front line we are ready to move. It is now up to the politicians to make this a reality.”

The distance from the Turkish border to east Aleppo is only some 40 miles, but the journey could take about four to five hours.

Up to 275,000 people in eastern Aleppo are in need of humanitarian aid. Aid workers have not been able to reach the besieged area since clashes between the Syrian government and armed rebel groups started July 7.

Around 13.5 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, while 4.8 million have fled their country and 6.1 million are internally displaced, according to this month's figures from the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs office.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 3-year-old boy has been rescued after surviving three days alone in the wilderness in a remote part of Siberia, authorities said.

The boy, Tserin Dopchut, disappeared on Sunday after wandering away from his house while playing with dogs in the small village of Khut in the Pyi-Khemskiy district in Russia's Tuva republic, the republic’s president wrote in a statement announcing the rescue.

The little boy survived the next 72 hours without a coat and just a bar of chocolate. Temperatures sometimes dip close to zero in the sparsely populated area, prowled by wild animals including wolves and bears.

Local elite police units, as well as rescue dogs, were dispatched to help in the search effort. The boy was eventually found by police nearly 2 miles from his house, lying in a field, the TASS state news agency reported.

“He called out when he heard his uncle calling,” Tuva’s president, Sholdan Kara-ool, wrote in the statement, posted on his official social media account. Kara-Ool said the boy had found a dry spot under a tree to sleep, which helped him to keep warm.

“Everyone is calling him 'Mowgli.' Even the adults are surprised by his endurance and his survival,” Kara-Ool wrote.

The boy was flown to a hospital in Tuva’s capital for medical checks. President Kara-Ool said the child had not suffered any serious health issues as a result of the ordeal and was now out of shock.

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Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William, Princess Kate and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will arrive Saturday in Victoria, British Columbia, for a one-week royal tour of Canada.

The trip, the first royal tour for 1-year-old Princess Charlotte, will take William and Kate, both 34, on adventures ranging from a mountain biking demonstration to a rainforest tour, as well as visits to charities and a meeting with Syrian refugees now living in Canada.

Here are five things to watch for on the royal family's tour of Canada:

1. Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince William and Princess Kate will begin their first royal tour as a family of four when they arrive in Canada this Saturday. We last saw 16-month-old Princess Charlotte at a public engagement in June when she joined the family on the balcony for Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday celebration.

Prince George, 3, accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand when he was 9 months old. A Kensington Palace spokesman said William and Kate decided to bring their children along on this trip because it is "a great opportunity for them to introduce their children to a major realm." The spokesman added, "They really enjoyed taking Prince George to New Zealand and Australia and are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce them to Canada."

George and Charlotte will have a surprise when they arrive at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia. The gardeners at Government House have placed floating rubber duckies on the grounds to welcome Prince George and Princess Charlotte, according to Canadian TV.

2. Huge Crowds

William and Kate received a rock-star welcome in Canada in 2011 on their first tour as married couple. The newlyweds drew crowds as big as an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people at their Canada Day appearance in Ottawa in July 2011. Expect huge crowds again with people hoping just to catch a glimpse of William and Kate when they head to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, and the picturesque areas in Yukon and Haida Gwaii.

3. Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

William and Kate are going to Canada on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau's father, Pierre Trudeau, hosted William's parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana in 1991 when he was prime minister. The young and dynamic Trudeau family, including Trudeau's wife Sophie and their three children, are often compared to William and Kate.

4. Princess Kate’s Style

With more than 30 engagements and countless fashion changes planned for the tour of Canada, all eyes will be on Kate. The itinerary is more "casual and outdoorsy," so who knows what Kate might pack. No tiaras are expected on this trip but Kate could borrow jewels from the Queen's extensive collection for one of the more formal receptions she and William will attend. Any piece brought on the trip by Kate would likely have significance to Canada. In 2011, Kate brought the Queen's Maple Leaf Diamond brooch and wore it three times.

It is also possible Kate could debut something Princess Diana wore on her three tours to Canada, like the Butler and Wilson bow and dangle earrings Diana wore in Vancouver in 1986. Kate may also bring along her trusty sapphire and diamond drop earrings which she wore on her last tour of Canada.

5. Outdoor Adventures

William and Kate love a good competition while on a royal tour. The couple raced dragon boats on their 2011 Canadian tour and took to the high seas in New Zealand's Auckland Harbor, squaring off against America's Cup yachts. Nothing like that is planned for this trip but the couple will get a chance to enjoy the best of Canadian culture and the country’s stunning countryside. They will tour the Great Bear Rainforest by float plane, be welcomed by First Nation communities and watch a volleyball demonstration. William and Kate will also partake in a wine tasting and will even take in some fishing and enjoy some of the more spectacular scenery by canoe.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the chaos and fog of a brutal conflict that has claimed an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 lives, a ragtag group of former bakers, tailors, salespeople, teachers, pharmacists, painters, carpenters and students has emerged as real-life heroes, providing a glimmer of hope in Syria's brutal five-year-old civil war.

The Syria Civil Defense group, otherwise known as the White Helmets, get their inspiration from an oft-quoted verse of the Quran: "to save a life is to save all of humanity." So far, the group of about 3,000 White Helmets have performed that feat some 60,000 times, often working in perilous conditions surrounded by violent conflict.

On Thursday, the group won the Right Livelihood Award, often described as the "Alternative Nobel." The group has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, with the support of over 133 organizations worldwide so far.

Their job may be the most dangerous in the world. Comprised of unpaid volunteers using whatever supplies they can get their hands on, the White Helmets often place their own lives at risk, venturing into active battle zones to assist the sick and wounded.

"We go to save as many people as we can," says White Helmet Khaled Farah. If one person was alive, that's enough for us to take the risk."

So far, some 132 White Helmet volunteers have been killed in the line of duty, the majority from so-called "double-tap" strikes, where warplanes will drop a second bomb in the same spot of an initial strike as people rush in to aid the wounded and remove the dead.

"I help civilians every day, knowing that this will give my daughter and my country a better future," says another White Helmet, known simply as Fatima.

Their motto is "Humanity, Solidarity, Impartiality,” and the group says it services some seven million people in vulnerable areas of the country, some of which have been racked by unremitting violence.

When not conducting rescue missions, the volunteers teach children and adults on safety measures to take during aerial attacks, help provide first aid and medical services, assist in the the evacuation of civilian populations from active conflict zones and help re-establish critical infrastructure like water and electricity.

More than 13 million people require humanitarian assistance of some kind across Syria.

Some 6 million people have been forced from their homes in the country — nearly 1 million of them in the past six months alone.

Of particular concern are the nearly 600,000 Syrians the United Nations estimates are living in besieged areas, cut off from regular access to basic necessities and living with the daily threat of deadly violence.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Growing up in Kenya, Salima Visram, 23, was exposed at an early age to the importance of education.

"When I realized that I had access to education, but a lot of kids right outside didn't have the same privilege, I thought it wasn't fair, and that every child deserved the right to education," she told ABC News.

Around the world, 58 million children between the ages of 6 and 11 don’t have access to education and 100 million children did not finished primary education in 2015, according to UNESCO’S 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report, "Education For All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges."

One of those reasons, Visram said, is the lack of access to electricity for children living in poverty. According to International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook, as of 2015, there are 1.3 billion people in the world without electricity.

"I never really saw the importance, but never really understood that electricity was actually at the center of all these issues," she said. "And when I realized that it had a direct impact on education, health, and economic empowerment, I decided that it was the best place to target all three issues."

That’s when Visram came up with the idea to create The Soular Backpack; a backpack equipped with solar panels that charge up LED light that can then allow kids without access to electricity to study at night.

"A child generally carries the backpack to school. The backpack has a solar panel on it and, as they walk to school, the sun's energy is being collected in the lamp," said Visram who studied international development at McGill University in Montreal. "When they come home every night, and they switch on the lamp, [they] can study for up to five hours for every hour they spend in the sun.”

After a successful crowdfunding campaign this past December raising $50,000 dollars, which was enough for the first 2,500 bags, she has been distributing the bags in parts of Kenya including the Kibera slums, Kakamega, Kisumu and Kikumbala Village.

Visram partnered with Academy Award Actress Lupita Nyong’o after Nyong’o heard about the backpacks in 2015, shortly after finishing filming Disney’s Queen of Katwe.

"I played Harriet, the mother to Phiona Mutesi, who finds herself in abject poverty and struggling to keep her family together and provide for them," Nyong’o told ABC News.

"Phiona wants to study chess. And in one of the scenes, she lights the kerosene lamp to do some studying at night, and her mother reminds her that it's expensive and that she couldn't afford it, so she has to switch it off," she added. "And eventually in the film she finds a way to keep that light on.”

This past July, Visram and Nyong’o were part of a distribution event in the slums of Katwe, Uganda where only 20 percent of the population has access to electricity according to the 2014 Uganda Bureau of Statistics report. Many families use a quarter of their income to power their homes with kerosene.

"It was very moving and I really enjoyed distributing the bags and seeing the eager look in the students' faces," said Nyong’o. "There is a hunger for education and I felt that today. And the appreciation for the opportunity to give them the power to pursue their dreams and their goals.”

"I think this project has the power to change the world and I would like to see it move worldwide," said Nyong'o. "To see children take charge of their education and be able to support themselves in this very, very simple and practical way I think is extremely powerful. Because when you give a child that kind of illumination, they can excel better in school because they have the power to educate themselves."

Soular Backpack says that for every backpack purchased, one will be provided free of charge to a child in Africa. "We really hope that through the provision of these backpacks, they're able to study every night and take control of their own education, so that they can become whatever they want to become in the future."

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State Department(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Thursday he was "frustrated" that the cease-fire inside Syria, brokered last week by Russia and the United States, had fallen apart but said he was "no less determined today than I was yesterday" to restore the cease-fire.

While both sides continue to blame each other for violating the terms, Kerry said neither the U.S. nor Russia have come to an agreement about a way forward.

"We can't go out to the world and say we have an agreement when we don't," Kerry said at the Palace Hotel in New York City. "Nor do we tell our partners that there's a cessation [of hostilities] when there isn't."

Kerry accused Russia of disobeying the terms of the cease-fire agreement, adding that negotiations cannot go anywhere when the Russians are "denying the truth." Russia has accused the U.S. of bombing a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria from an unmanned drone, while the U.S. has said it holds Russia and its regime allies accountable.

In a conference call with reporters, a senior U.S. administration official described today's meeting as "contentious" and said it would take "extraordinary steps by the Russians and the regime" to get the cease-fire back on track.

Kerry said he will meet again tomorrow with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to keep working on options that would lead to a resumption of the cease-fire.

"The United States will continue to pursue every avenue of progress that we can, because it is the only way to stop the killing, it's the only way to ease the suffering, and its the only way to make possible the restoration of a united Syria," Kerry said. "If we do not succeed in doing this one way or the other, this catastrophic situation is going to get even worse."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As criticism continues over Donald Trump Jr.’s "bowl of skittles" tweet, President Obama hopes different story on Syrian refugees goes viral.

A video from the White House posted to Obama's Facebook page Wednesday night features a young boy named Alex from New York who wrote to Obama asking to host Omran Daqneesh, the 5-year-old Syrian boy shown in a heartbreaking picture out of Aleppo, Syria.

Obama read the letter during a summit on refugees he hosted earlier this week at the UN General Assembly, calling for nations to adopt the same compassion shown by the young boy.

In less than 10 hours, the video posted on Obama's Facebook earned 106 thousand likes and was viewed more than 3 million times.

It gives a tour of Alex’s home as he reads about sharing his toys with Daqneesh, inviting him to birthday parties and hoping he will “teach us another language.”

“The humanity that a young child can display who hasn’t learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of how they look or where they’re from or how they pray,” Obama says in the video. “We can all learn from Alex.”

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