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Bangladesh PM's criticism of 'illegal emigrants' under fire

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's criticism of people leaving the country 'illegally' has provoked criticism in newspapers and broadcasting networks around the world..
from Daily Star on May 26, 2015.
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'Alarming spike' in Nigerian suicide attacks involving women and girls

More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, says the UN [...]
from UNICEF on May 26, 2015.

Rich nations urged to increase and re-target aid

The global drive to end extreme poverty will not succeed without a shift in focus to the very poorest, says a new funding plan to deliver basic health and education for everyone.
from ONE on May 26, 2015.

Activists slam extractive industries and land grabs in Africa

Displacement and conflict will occur in Africa unless communities are able to defend themselves against the operations of extractive companies, warn activists.
from Friends of the Earth on May 26, 2015.

Malnutrition a growing threat for post-'quake children, says Unicef

A month after the first earthquake hit Nepal, about 70,000 under-5s are at risk of malnutrition and require urgent humanitarian support, says the UN Children's Fund.
from UNICEF on May 26, 2015.
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Modi's first year: an assessment

An appraisal of the Narendra Modi government's first-year performance in India.
from Down to Earth on May 26, 2015.

Indian schools told to junk the junk food

The Delhi High Court decreed that junk food – high in fat, sugar and salt – must be restricted in schools and within a 50-metre radius around schools.
from New Internationalist on May 25, 2015.
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China pushes ahead with high-risk, high-cost nuclear

China accounts for almost half the world’s new nuclear reactors but delays, cost overruns and safety scares are challenging plans for atomic energy.
from China Dialogue on May 25, 2015.
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