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Cities chosen for Earth Hour challenge

Forty-four finalists from countries around the world have been selected in this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge.
from WWF on Jan 27, 2015.
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Online tool claims carbon cuts and lifestyle gains are compatible

A new online tool, which shows that cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, is unveiled today,
from Friends of the Earth on Jan 28, 2015.

UN welcomes demobilisation of child soldiers in South Sudan

The UN Children's Fund is celebrating the release of about 3,000 South Sudanese child soldiers inone of the largest ever child demobilisations in a conflict zone.
from UN on Jan 27, 2015.

Calls for massive post-ebola Marshall Plan

A multi-million-dollar post-ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to put Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone back on their feet is called for by an international development charity.
from Oxfam on Jan 27, 2015.

Scale-up of Africa mental health initiative unveiled

A Canadian organisation is scaling up an initiative for the treatment and support of mental illness in three African countries.
from Grand Challenges Canada on Jan 27, 2015.
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Crude conspiracy theories may be right, say researchers

Researchers have provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought – oil is often the reason for interfering in another country’s war.
from University of Portsmouth on Jan 28, 2015.

Lifeline for 1 million Malians threatened by World Bank dam plans

The future of Mali's inner Niger Delta is in jeopardy as the World Bank revives plans to construct a dam near the river’s source in neighboring Guinea.
from International Rivers on Jan 28, 2015.
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'Wheel of Fortune' used to decide torture methods in The Philippines

Police in a detention centre in The Philippines used a "Wheel of Fortune" copied from a popular TV programme to decide how to torture detainees.
from Amnesty on Jan 27, 2015.
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