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Fossil fuel divestment passes $5 trillion mark

Institutions and individuals controlling $5.12 trillion in assets have pledged to divest from fossil fuels, according to Christian Aid.
OWTxtFrom Christian Aid OWTxtOn Dec 12, 2016.

Bermuda named world’s worst tax haven

Four UK-linked territories – Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and the British Virgin Islands – are on a list of the world’s 15 worst corporate tax havens released today.
OWTxtFrom Oxfam OWTxtOn Dec 12, 2016.

Breaching one-China policy would threaten US ties, says Beijing

China warned on Monday that its ties with the US would be jeopardised if the Washington did not stick to the one-China policy.
OWTxtFrom South China Morning Post OWTxtOn Dec 12, 2016.

Beijing warns Delhi over opposition to China-Nepal deal

China's official media has warned of "endless trouble" in Sino-India ties if New Delhi viewed China's cargo service with Nepal as a threat to the sale of Indian goods.
OWTxtFrom NDTV OWTxtOn Dec 12, 2016.

Brazil vows to restore degraded land

Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have pledged to jointly restore and promote sustainable agriculture across 22 million hectares of degraded land.
OWTxtFrom Environment News service OWTxtOn Dec 12, 2016.

Gambia’s Jammeh rejects election results

President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has rejected the results of last week's election, accusing the electoral commission of "unacceptable mistakes".
OWTxtFrom Jollof News OWTxtOn Dec 10, 2016.

Thousands left homeless in Aceh and hospitals struggling to cope

More than 11,000 people have been left homeless in the Indonesian province of Aceh by this week's magnitude-6.5 earthquake, according to authorities.
OWTxtFrom ABC OWTxtOn Dec 10, 2016.

Nearly 25% of children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries

About 535m children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to health, education, nutrition and protection, says Unicef.
OWTxtFrom UNICEF OWTxtOn Dec 9, 2016.

DfID accused of 'inviting scandal' by shifting aid to private equity arm

The UK aid agency is accused of trying to divert billions of pounds of aid through its private equity arm despite an inability to prove its development impact.
OWTxtFrom Global Justice Now OWTxtOn Dec 9, 2016.

'Devastating impact of climate change on migration' warning

The impact of climate change on migration is "devastating and increasing", warn three international organisations ahead of an international meeting in Bangladesh.
OWTxtFrom ActionAid OWTxtOn Dec 9, 2016.
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