Daily Archives: June 13, 2010

UN’s ‘IPCC for nature’ to fight back against destruction of natural world

International body will organise global response to protect ecosystems ‘that underpin all life – including economic life’ World governments voted last night to set up a major new international body to spearhead the battle against the destruction of the natural … Continue reading

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Oil companies accused of helping to fuel Sudan war crimes

Three oil companies were last week accused of being complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan. A report published in Sweden by a group of charities and peace activists called for Swedish oil company Lundin, Petronas of Malaysia and … Continue reading

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Children toil in Bangladesh

About 215 million children work as labourers around the world – most under very hazardous conditions and with little pay, according to the United Nation’s labour body. In Bangladesh, where almost half of all children live under the poverty line, many … Continue reading

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‘Momentum’ on tackling maternal deaths

Campaigners have pledged to keep up pressure on finance ministers to fund efforts to stop women dying in pregnancy and childbirth. Women Deliver president, Jill Sheffield, told meeting delegates that the economic arguments were “dramatic”. It comes after the Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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Rescuers hunt for dozens missing in Arkansas floods

Rescuers in the US state of Arkansas are searching for more than 20 people missing after floods swept through campsites in a national park. At least 18 people were killed in the floods on Friday and more than 20 others taken … Continue reading

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