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Global life expectancy has 'risen six years since 1990'

Global life has expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women since 1990.
from Medical News Today on Dec 18, 2014.
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‘Virtual stampede’ of states rush to join Arms Trade Treaty

A rush by UN member states to sign the Arms Trade Treaty before it enters into force next week is a clear sign of the support for this historic move, says a rights group.
from Amnesty on Dec 19, 2014.

Farmer-to-farmer seed delivery helps post-typhoon recovery

A farmer-to-farmer delivery of ecological seeds has taken place today in the Philippines to help farmers regenerate land damaged by Typhoon Hagupit.
from Greenpeace on Dec 19, 2014.

Thinking outside the Xbox for child amputees

High-speed gaming laptops and a sensor that lets gamers battle foes in the virtual world helped create fittings for artificial legs for child amputees in the developing world.
from Grand Challenges Canada on Dec 19, 2014.

Ebola equipment lost in Guinea UN warehouse fire

An investigation is underway into a fire that engulfed a UN warehouse in Guinea that contained ebola medicines and laboratory materials
from UN on Dec 19, 2014.
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Climate talks: seven reasons for optimism

Climate discussions in Lima have laid the groundwork for a climate pact in Paris.
from World Resources Institute on Dec 19, 2014.

No sign of Zuma’s sanitary towels

In 2011 President Jacob Zuma made promises about the provision of sanitary towels to poor women. Have these promises been kept?
from Ground Up on Dec 19, 2014.
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Report from the ebola frontline

A front-line report from Sierra Leone examines efforts to change hearts and minds in West Africa’s villages.
from Nature Alert on Dec 18, 2014.
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