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Egyptian innovators design truck to tackle wheat losses

By Hazem Badr A truck designed locally to put an end to wheat losses during transport from fields to storage silos is set for...

America

Drought-driven wildfires on rise in Amazon basin, upping CO2

Despite a 76 percent decline in deforestation rates between 2003 and 2015, the incidence of forest fires is increasing in Brazil, with...

Asia

UNSC adopts Syria ceasefire resolution

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The resolution says that the ceasefire should take...

Australia

New Zealand eradicating invasive mouse species in remote sub-Antarctic island

The New Zealand government has deployed a troop on a special mission to hunt for a mouse species -- million-dollar mouse -- at the...

Europe

Arctic stays warmer as Europe reels under cold

The temperature at the Arctic could go above freezing point during the polar night for the first time in recorded history, scientists have said, pointing...

International

Joining the dots: why education is key to preserving the planet

Martin Gustafsson, Stellenbosch University The evidence is clear: education changes lives, in ways that are often not fully understood. For instance, quality education can help you...

India

Branson’s company signs agreement to build hyperloop in India

Virgin Hyperloop One, a company backed by British tycoon Richard Branson has signed a preliminary agreement to build a super-fast hyperloop system to connect...

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Growing up in poverty weakens later health – even if you...

Noortje Uphoff, University of York Poverty remains a widespread problem. In the UK, 30% of children are growing up in poverty. More than half of...

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Female genital mutilation unacceptable in 21st century: UN envoy

While over 200 million women and girls are estimated to have undergone some form of genital mutilation, a United Nations Envoy said that the...

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