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South Sudan celebrates one year of independence

South Sudan is marking its first anniversary on 9 July as the newest nation in the world and it has not been an easy year, according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the country.

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Bangladesh promotes alternative energy with help from the ILO

Rural areas in Bangladesh are “going green” with help from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the government of Australia.

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Preserving wildlife and saving elephants in India

Elephants are revered in Indian culture. But a group of elephants in the town of Assam in north India are causing trouble by destroying crops and even houses.

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Maternal shelters reduce child mortality rates in Kenya

The world cheered when it was announced that global child mortality rates had fallen by nearly half over the past two decades: from more than 12 million a year in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010.

Still, thousands of children die every day before even making it to their fifth birthday.

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Children still at increased risk in northwest Pakistan

Since the beginning of the year, more than 240,000 people – over half of them children – have been registered as displaced from Khyber Agency, a tribal area in volatile north-west Pakistan.

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