After making millions before turning 40, a New York-based entrepreneur is dreaming of transforming charitable giving by bringing his start-up stardust and venture-capital spirit to the world of NGOs. Alexandre Mars set up Epic Foundation in 2014 with the goal of providing rich benefactors with a more transparent opportunity to donate to projects benefiting children and young people under the age of 25 in Brazil, India, Southeast Asia, the United States, West Africa and Western Europe. "An Upper East Side donor who takes his two 14-year-old kids to a shelter and spends two hours with a social entrepreneur?" says Mars, a 41-year-old father of three.
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Trevor Hunnicutt ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 36 people and wounding almost 150. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in recent months in Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and struggling to contain spillover from neighboring Syria's war. President Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against terrorism, which he said had "no regard for faith or values".