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World humanitarian day: which countries gave the most aid and who received the most?

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Sarah Marsh
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On World humanitarian day we look at countries who give aid and those that are in need

World humanitarian day celebrates people who help others - the aid workers who risk their lives to support people in great need. ... Read more about World humanitarian day: which countries gave the most aid and who received the most?

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Population bomb: 9 billion march to WWIII -- Commentary: Can anyone halt this economic explosive?

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Paul B. Farrell
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Sshh. Don’t tell anyone. But “while you are reading these words, four people will have died from starvation. Most of them children.” Seventeen words. Four deaths. That statistic is from a cover of Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 provocative “Population Bomb.”

By the time you finish this column, another five hundred will die. By starvation. Mostly kids. Dead.

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China expects sharp rise in energy demand

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BEIJING, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Energy Administration in China said the country's demand for energy is growing faster than previously reported.

The NEA said demand for electricity would grow up to 12 percent in 2011 with total consumption reaching up to 4.69 trillion kilowatt hours, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

In January, the NEA estimated China's demand for electricity would grow 9 percent this year compared to 2010. ... Read more about China expects sharp rise in energy demand

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World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

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Claire Provost
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On World Malaria Day we take a look at the global figures and talk to the World Health Organisation about the importance of good quality data

 

April 25 is World Malaria Day. ... Read more about World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

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Global switch needed on severe malaria drug: MSF

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Kate Kelland
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(Reuters) - Up to 200,000 deaths from severe malaria could be averted each year if malarial countries were to switch to a more expensive but more effective drug, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Tuesday.

 

In a report on the mosquito-borne disease, MSF said data from recent trials in Africa had shown that the drug, called artesunate, was more effective and easier to use than quinine, a cheaper malaria medicine often used in poorer countries. ... Read more about Global switch needed on severe malaria drug: MSF

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Stillbirth:A silent tragedy haunts the world's poor

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Julie Steenhuyse
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CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - More than 2.6 million pregnancies a year end in stillbirth, a tragedy which mostly hits women in poor countries and accounts for more deaths than AIDS and malaria combined, researchers said on Wednesday.

A series of studies published in the journal Lancet by researchers from the World Health Organization and some 50 organizations in 18 countries offered the first comprehensive look at the impact of the problem around the world. ... Read more about Stillbirth:A silent tragedy haunts the world's poor

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Figures On Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 As The Hottest Year On Record

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New government figures for the global climate show that 2010 was the wettest year in the historical record, and it tied 2005 as the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. ... Read more about Figures On Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 As The Hottest Year On Record

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