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Pakistan VIP culture under fire

Pakistani passengers have forced two MPs off a plane for delaying its departure by almost two hours, sparking debate about ‘VIP culture’: http://goo.gl/Y7tVqX
from PT on Sep 17, 2014.
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World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished

About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report.
from FAO on Sep 17, 2014.

$34 million appeal for Nigerian refugees launched

The UN refugee agency has called for $34 million to aid over 75,000 people who have fled the violence in northeast Nigeria by crossing into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
from UN on Sep 17, 2014.

Ebola patients being turned away because of lack of capacity

The international response to the ebola epidemic continues to fall dangerously behind, warns an international health charity, after UN officials said $1bn was needed.
from MSF on Sep 17, 2014.

Child death rates falling faster than ever - but still behind target

New data shows that under-five death rates have dropped 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013 but are still short of meeting the target of a two-thirds decrease by 2015.
from WHO on Sep 16, 2014.
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Water: India's double challenge

While climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, traditional flood management systems have been forgotten. This makes flood and devastation inevitable
from Down to Earth on Sep 17, 2014.

Good books in a tough neighbourhood: dispatches from Hargeisa

It's a remarkable feat for a small unrecognised nation state situated in a bad neighbourhood.
from African Argument on Sep 16, 2014.
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Malaysia's 'smart villages' and other ideas for changing the world

Innovations pioneered and demonstrated in Malaysia offer proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an international sustainable development networking organisation.
from UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Sep 17, 2014.
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