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Language has the power to disarm the concerned citizen

Utterly confused by the words chosen to explain the US-EU trade agreement? Mission accomplished, then.
from The Guardian on Nov 24, 2014.
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Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, warns agency

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future, says an international agency Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Nov 24, 2014.

'New climate normal' threatens development

As the planet warms, heatwaves and other weather extremes will become the "new climate normal," with severe consequences for development, warns a new report.
from World Bank on Nov 23, 2014.

International talks edge towards agreement on HFCs

Despite concerted resistance from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, an international agreement on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has come a little closer.
from EIA on Nov 22, 2014.

UK urged to investigate Ivory Coast toxic waste dumping row

UK authorities are urged to launch a criminal investigation into a British company’s role in a major toxic waste dumping incident in Ivory Coast.
from Amnesty on Nov 21, 2014.
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Chaos and self-censorship stalk Central African Republic journalists

Africa’s “forgotten crisis” is exacerbated by a breakdown in the media, which forces the population to live in an information blackout
from Index on Censorshiop on Nov 22, 2014.

Pinocchio awards for Shell, GDF Suez and Samsung

The winners of this year's Pinocchio Awards are Shell, GDF Suez and Samsung.
from Friends of the Earth on Nov 20, 2014.
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Finding the ‘disappeared’ in Argentina and Mexico

Mexico’s wave of violence continues. Identifying the victims would be a near-impossible task were it not for forensic scientists.
from SciDev.Net on Nov 20, 2014.
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