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World’s priority No.1: poverty reduction in Africa, say Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates say improving health and education in Africa should be the world’s priority.
from Quartz on Sep 18, 2018.
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Drug companies accused of cheating countries out of billions in taxes

Some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, claims Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Sep 18, 2018.

Swiss-made pesticide 'implicated in deadly poisonings' in India

Switzerland must halt exports of pesticides banned at home for their health or environmental hazards, says a justice group in the wake of poisonings in India.
from Public Eye on Sep 18, 2018.

A child under 15 dies every five seconds, mostly of preventable causes

About 6.3 million under-15s died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new UN figures.
from UNICEF on Sep 18, 2018.

Over 1m Filipino children out of school after typhoon Mangkhut

More than a million students face an extended period out of school as the clean-up after typhoon Mangkhut gets under way, says a children's charity.
from Save the Children on Sep 18, 2018.
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How many sewer scavengers are there In India?

Another man has been killed in a sewer in Delhi after the rope tying the man snapped and he fell inside - the tenth such death in the country in a week.
from News18 on Sep 18, 2018.

River chiefs - an ingenious approach to water governance in China?

A series of reforms are taking effect in China in an attempt to improve the protection.and health of rivers.
from International Rivers on Sep 17, 2018.
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How Chinese foam makers are undermining the Montreal Protocol

Chinese foam manufacturers are using banned chlorofluorocarbons that are considered more potent than carbon dioxide in causing global warming
from Down to Earth on Sep 18, 2018.
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