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Fight against FMG needs to be stepped up, says Unicef

More than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of FGM in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East, says a UN report for the Girl Summit in London.
from UNICEF on Jul 22, 2014.
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Strengthening community forest rights 'critical for climate change'

Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, according to a new report.
from World Resources Institute on Jul 24, 2014.

Iraqis left without medical care after repeated airstrikes

Shelling and air attacks in Iraq have hit hospitals and other medical facilities, depriving civilians of much needed medical care, warns an international medical group.
from MSF on Jul 24, 2014.

'Underground offensive' by oil companies to curb fracking regulations

Oil companies and lobby groups in their pay have been engaged in an underground offensive in Brussels to prevent stricter safety regulations for shale gas, says a new repor
from Friends of the Earth on Jul 24, 2014.

Cost of making Bangladeshi factories safe put at $150m

It will cost $150 million to bring Bangladeshi factories used by North American retailers to adequate safety standards, says the Alliance for Bangladeshi Worker Safety.
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Climate scientists have a beef with beef

If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two new studies.
from Los Angeles Times on Jul 24, 2014.

How Britain profits from the attack on Gaza

The complex web of Israeli-British military contracts silences criticism of the attack on Gaza, says Ian Dunt.
from Politics.co.uk on Jul 23, 2014.
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Child of the slum rises as President of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, the Governor of Jakarta "with the common touch", is declared winner of Indonesia's presidential election.
from New York Times on Jul 23, 2014.
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