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Middle East life expectancy drops due to conflict

Wars and uprisings in the Middle East have wiped five years off local life expectancy due to high casualties and drops in healthcare standards, a study warns.
from SciDev.Net on Aug 29, 2016.
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'Hundreds of millions' face health risk from water pollution

Water pollution has risen across three continents, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk from diseases like cholera and typhoid, the UN environment agency has warned..
from UNEP on Aug 30, 2016.

3,000 refugees and migrants rescued in the Mediterranean yesterday

About 3,000 refugees and migrants drifting in about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats were rescued in the Mediterranean yesterday.
from MSF on Aug 30, 2016.

Kenya urged to probe disappearances and killings

The Kenyan government is pressed to bring to justice people suspected of responsibility for extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, say rights groups.
from Amnesty International on Aug 30, 2016.

Gabon leader Bongo and rival Ping both claim presidential victory

The streets of the Gabonese capital were almost deserted on Sunday as the country waited for results from Saturday's presidential election, with both sides claiming victory.
from France24 on Aug 29, 2016.
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China's soil plan needs strong support

Pollution concern in China is moving from air and water quality to the very ground beneath China's feet.
from Nature on Aug 28, 2016.

Is Pakistan witnessing the fall of the long-distance king of Karachi?

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which has dominated Karachi’s politics for nearly 30 years, is facing a backlash from the Pakistani authorities and an internal power shift.
from The Conversation on Aug 27, 2016.
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Nepal: climate change and dispossession

Lack of data prevents a planned response to climate change in Nepal's Karnali river basin.
from Himal on Aug 29, 2016.
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