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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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Muslims trapped in enclaves in Central African Republic

Hundreds of Muslim residents in the Central African Republic are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions, warns an international rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Dec 22, 2014.

500 Pakistanis to be hanged in coming weeks, says interior minister

Around 500 prisoners convicted in Pakistan on terrorism-related charges will be executed in the next two to three weeks, says the Interior Minister.
from The Express Tribune on Dec 22, 2014.

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.
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Will population growth end in this century?

The consensus that world population will stabilise at 9 billion in 2050 has broken.
from Worldwatch Institute on Dec 22, 2014.

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.
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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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