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Food safety is “global problem” killing millions per year

Ensuring food is safe for consumption and will not lead to illness or death is a global issue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Cancer no longer “death sentence”

Cancer is not a death sentence anymore as we have new ways of preventing it, according to an expert on noncommunicable diseases from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN and partners launch humanitarian appeal for 2015

The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels, according to the United Nations.

At the end of November an estimated 102 million people around the world were in need of assistance.

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Opium production remains high in Myanmar and Laos

Opium poppy cultivation continues at high levels in Myanmar and Laos, according to a UN report out on Monday.

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Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru.

The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss how best to reach a global climate deal in Paris next year.

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Blind Indian student creates technology to “hear” graphs

Students of science frequently deal with detailed information expressed in charts, graphs and diagrams.

For Indian national Kartik Sawhney, who has been blind since birth, the visual demands of his science studies presented a significant challenge.

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100th anniversary of historic Christmas Truce marked at UN

One hundred years ago in the midst of World War One in Western Europe, an unexpected act of humanity occurred.

In an unprecedented event, troops on both fronts of what has become known as the Great war ceased fire, in order to celebrate the holiday season together.

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Ebola: A Threat to Sustainable Development

The outbreak of the Ebola disease in West Africa is not only a health crisis but also a threat to sustainable development in the region, according to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (

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Human pressures on soil resources reach “critical limits”

Human pressures on soil resources are reaching “critical limits”, according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru.

The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss how best to reach a global climate deal in Paris next year.

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