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6.3m under-15 children die last year due to preventable causes

About 6.3 million children under the age of 15 died last year of preventable causes such as pneumonia, malaria, injuries or complications during birth,...

America

US slashes refugee intake to 30,000

The United States is decreasing the number of refugee intakes substantially, saying that only  30,000 refugees will be allowed in the country in 2019. The...

Asia

India: Manual scavenging killed 123 people since last year

Hazardous forms of manual scavenging have killed ewer cleaners entirely people since January 2017, according to data with the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis...

Australia

Young Australians’ prospects still come down to where they grow up

Gerry Redmond, Flinders University and Jennifer Skattebol, UNSW Australia as a nation has never been richer. But it is now also more unequal than at...

Europe

French president announces plan to tackle poverty

A multi-billion plan has been announced to tackle poverty in France, where one in seven adults and a fifth of children live below the...

International

Japanese businessman to be first tourist to moon

A Japanese billionaire will be the first tourist to circle around the moon, US aerospace company Space X has announced. Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old businessman...

India

Major changes made in India’s flagship agricultural insurance scheme

The central government has announced that it has decided to penalise States and Insurance Companies for the delay in settlement of insurance claims under...

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Explained: Five reasons why GDP is a poor measure of progress

We often use the size and growth a country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of its progress in national development. But GDP,...

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India: Manual scavenging killed 123 people since last year

Hazardous forms of manual scavenging have killed ewer cleaners entirely people since January 2017, according to data with the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis...

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