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Global life expectancy has 'risen six years since 1990'

Global life has expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women since 1990.
from Medical News Today on Dec 18, 2014.
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Asia-Pacific disaster-related deaths rise three-fold in 10 years

Asia and the Pacific remains the region with the highest number of natural disasters, according to new figures, with over 40 per cent of the world total.
from OneWorld South Asia on Dec 21, 2014.

'Forced labour' in Eritrean mines helping drive migation, say UK MPs

International mining companies and the Eritrean government are accused of forced labour by a group of British MPs.
from Hansard on Dec 21, 2014.

Liberia goes to the polls today

Liberian voters go to the poll today to elect 15 senators.
from AllAfrica on Dec 20, 2014.

‘Virtual stampede’ of states rush to join Arms Trade Treaty

A rush by UN member states to sign the Arms Trade Treaty before it enters into force next week is a clear sign of the support for this historic move, says a rights group.
from Amnesty on Dec 19, 2014.
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Climate talks: seven reasons for optimism

Climate discussions in Lima have laid the groundwork for a climate pact in Paris.
from World Resources Institute on Dec 19, 2014.

No sign of Zuma’s sanitary towels

In 2011 President Jacob Zuma made promises about the provision of sanitary towels to poor women. Have these promises been kept?
from Ground Up on Dec 19, 2014.
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Dangers ahead at WTO

The trade facilitation agreement paves the way for fresh pressures on developing countries such as tariff cuts on industrial products.
from Down to Earth on Dec 20, 2014.
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