"The Great Wall" has all the makings of an epic action blockbuster.

It had a massive budget. It attracted a global audience (at least on paper). And it boasts one of the biggest Hollywood stars on Earth, Matt Damon — which, ironically, may have been part of its great downfall.

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768 million people use unsafe drinking water. Another staggering statistic: 36% of the world's population don't have access to toilets.

Microloans are a great way to help solve the problems. They're small, short-term, low-interest loans, and in developing countries, they help fight poverty by encouraging sustainable development. But there's a long way to go.

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