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State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society

Twelve universities and research institutions have joined forces to assess critical issues facing tropical regions and to examine how investments in aid, research and [...]
from Scidev.Net on Jul 28, 2014.
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Matalan criticised for refusal to pay into Rana Plaza fund

Budget fashion retailer Matalan is targeted by campaigners who aim to shame it into paying £3m into a UN-run compensation fund for victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster.
from Daily Telegraph on Jul 28, 2014.

Philippine population officially hits 100 million

The Philippine population hit a new milestone on 27 July with the birth of the 100 millionth Filipino, a healthy baby girl.
from Rappler on Jul 28, 2014.

Brazilian reforms fail to end torture, says rights group

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite recent measures to curb the practice, an international rights group says in a letter to the Brazilian Congress.
from Human Rights Watch on Jul 28, 2014.

Swazi jail sentences an 'outrageous attempt to silence dissent'

The jailing of a journalist and a human rights lawyer for contempt of court "after a grossly unfair trial" in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, [...]
from Amnesty on Jul 26, 2014.
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Even the UN is open to drug decriminalisation

The international body set up to enforce the world's drugs laws has admitted decriminalisation is an "alternative" to prohibition.
from Politics.co.uk on Jul 28, 2014.

Why addressing low-income poverty is good for business

For the first time in decades, NGOs, foundations and mainstream media are speaking optimistically about the end of poverty, claims Livia Martini.
from GreenBiz on Jul 26, 2014.
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New plan for land reform in Kenya

A Kenyan government land reform body has launched a strategy to harness traditional methods to resolve disputes and reduce complaints going to court.
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