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São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate

São Tomé in West Africa was once the world's biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global cocoa price crash destroyed the industry in the country.

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Fiji: the Organic Island

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific that faces unique economic and environmental challenges.

In response to these challenges, an island in Fiji called Cicia has made an unusual decision to secure its future.

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UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine

An appeal for $14 million to scale up health operations in eastern Ukraine has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk region.

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#GirlWithABook creators meet Malala

A social media campaign in support of young girls’ education is making a difference worldwide.

#GirlWithABook was started by two young American girls, inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012 for wanting to go to school.

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Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official

The town of Amirli has been under siege by armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for some weeks, according to a senior humanitarian official in the country.

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World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others

The UN is observing World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday to recognize and honour humanitarian workers who are helping millions of people in need in crises around the world.

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UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs

The UN has launched a global call to action during a special event to mark the 500 days that remain before the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF

Chinese economic growth has been slowing in recent years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The agency says part of the slow down is natural as China becomes a more developed economy.

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Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity

Traditional music is being used in the Philippines as a creative way to engage indigenous youth in the dialogue about self-identity.

Julius Ceasar Daguitan is a member of the Igorot people living in the Cordillera Region of the South-East Asian country.

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Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa remains a serious health problem in the region but it appears to have been understated, according to the World Health Organization (

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