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Cyclone Phailin in India: Preparation Saves Lives

Cyclone Phailin struck Odisha on India's eastern coast on Saturday night, October 12, with 140 mph winds. A full assessment of Phailin's toll will …

Mali recovery hampered by poverty and food insecurity

Food programmes aim to help tackle issues caused by flight and displacement, which have left many families without income<p>At the referral health centre in Gao, northern Mali, Halifatou Alousseini shares a recipe. The 20-year-old mother of three looks almost twice her age, a white headscarf framing a …

Do crop intensification techniques hold the key to food security?

Yields achieved under the system of rice intensification (SRI) have made headlines in recent years, with one farmer in India reported to have produced a record-breaking 22.4 tonnes from one hectare of land in 2011. But why stop at rice? Farmers and NGOs have found that the same principles can be …

Brazil faces drop in crops

Higher temperatures, drastic changes in rainfall, lower productivity, more blight and disease − these are just some of the expected consequences of climate change in Brazil if the projections of 345 scientists who make up the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC) prove true.<p>They predict that if …

What is the future of sustainable farming? - video

Scientists, farmers and businesses have debated how to make agriculture sustainable, but how will farming around the world adapt to help create a food secure, resource efficient global farming culture? This animation from SABMiller looks at some of the pros and cons of different sized farms in a …

The growth of global immunisation

<b>Immunisation has been one of the great success stories of global health. It is estimated to prevent the deaths of two to three million children each year. But another 1.5 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccines.</b><p>The eradication of smallpox in 1980 helped …

Why girls are more at risk during natural disasters | The Star

In 1991, as Bangladesh was being battered by one of the deadliest tropical cyclones ever recorded, a desperate father clung to his two children: his …

Laos air crash: rescuers lack equipment to find bodies

Exasperated officials in Laos said on Friday they lacked the equipment and manpower to find the fuselage and more than 30 bodies lost when a plane crashed and disappeared into the Mekong river two days earlier.<p>Lao Airlines flight QV301 crashed on Wednesday as it prepared to land in stormy weather …

Laos plane crash: rescuers struggle to find bodies - video

Lao and Thai rescuers search the Mekong river for bodies on Thursday after a Lao Airlines flight crashed with 49 people on board. Only 17 bodies have been found, with Lao authorities blaming a lack of equipment and manpower for the struggle to locate all of them. All 49 on board, over half of whom …

Rwanda rail project on track to bridge Africa's economic divide

Hundreds of lorries trundle through the Rwanda-Tanzania border every hour, damaging Rwanda's narrow hilly roads. A $13.5bn (£8.4bn) railway project linking the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, cannot come soon enough for Silas Lwakabamba, Rwanda's minister of …

Vertical lunch: To increase food production, crowded Singapore looks up

<i>A new super-efficient vertical farming system in Singapore is producing greens for the 5 million residents of the crowded city-state. The system is helping increase Singapore’s food security, while also helping cut down on the climate impact of food production. Sam Eaton reports, in the first part</i> …

America's infant mortality crisis | US & Canada

Every year in the US over 11,000 babies die on the day they are born. Most of them are just born too early, with their vital organs, heart and lungs, still unformed. And even those who survive beyond 24 hours often die before their first birthday.<p>We are not anywhere close to being that vigilant …

China opens Shanghai free-trade zone

A free-trade zone in Shanghai that China's government has billed as a major step for financial reforms and economic experimentation has formally started.<p>State media reported that a first batch of 25 Chinese and foreign companies were granted licences to register in the zone.<p>The China (Shanghai) …

How Africa can solve its food crisis by growing more crops sustainably

This week in Dublin, world leaders, policymakers and civil society representatives met to discuss the urgent and interrelated issues of hunger, nutrition and climate justice that are faced by the poorest people and nations. In parallel, the global community is already discussing the goals and …

Nutrition 'must be a global priority', say researchers

<b>Malnutrition is responsible for 45% of the global deaths of children under the age of five, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests.</b><p>Poor nutrition leads to the deaths of about 3.1 million under-fives annually, it says.<p>An international team reviewed different causes of malnutrition …

Namibia drought: one in three at risk of malnutrition

One in three people in Namibia is at risk of malnutrition, the UN has warned, as the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa endures its worst drought for a generation.<p>The government declared a state of emergency after the failure of crops in May and pledged $20m (£13m) of relief for the worst-hit …

The End of China's One-Child Policy?

China's government seems to be considering a halt to its infamous family planning scheme. Part of an ongoing series of discussions with ChinaFile.<p><i>Beijing seems to be considering a halt to its infamous family planning scheme, but is it too late? Part of an ongoing series of discussions with</i> …

Rwanda genocide 20 years on: 'We live with those who killed our families. We are told they're sorry, but are they?'

Lucie Niyigena's seven-year-old mind was a jumble of panic and confusion as she stepped over the brutalised, bleeding corpse of her grandfather and fled through the back door of her town's Catholic church. But, as Lucie remembers the terror nearly two decades later, she was driven by a single …

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