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Facebook launches solar-powered drone for internet access

Facebook has revealed its first full-scale drone, which it plans to use to provide internet access in remote parts of the world.
from The Guardian on Jul 31, 2015.
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SDG deal 'opens a new era'

UN negotiations have produced an agreement that will open a new era in the fight against poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, claims a development charity..
from ChristianAid, WWF, Save the Children on Aug 3, 2015.

12m people have no cooking arrangements in India, says study

Around 12 million Indians have no proper cooking arrangements, according to the National Sample Survey Organisation.
from Down to Earth on Aug 3, 2015.

Make children the election winner, Myanmar candidates urged

The UN Children's Fund has urged candidates in Myanmar's elections “to make new commitments for children” to raise spending on health, education and social welfare.
from UN on Aug 3, 2015.

Brazil's ‘trigger happy’ military police accused of 'killing hundreds'

Military police in Rio de Janeiro are contributing to a soaring homicide rate but are rarely investigated, claims a rights group ahead of the one-year countdown to the Rio [...]
from Amnesty International on Aug 3, 2015.
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Green NGOs urge Cameron to address 'woeful' environmental record

Leading environmental groups have written to Prime Minister David Cameron to criticise the scrapping of 10 green policies in the first few months of the new Conservative [...]
from edie.net on Aug 3, 2015.

Palm oil: strong action needed

After years of talk, the palm-oil industry is looking into adopting environmental standards. Such rules must be strong, and need to be implemented.
from Nature on Jul 31, 2015.
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NGO tries to improve poor Cambodians’ deaths

For six years, a Taiwanese NGO has been offering unusual aid to Cambodia – building facilities for villages too poor to effectively cremate their dead.
from Phnom Penh Post on Aug 3, 2015.
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