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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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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 (ECOSOC).

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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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Ebola outbreak “not completely ended” until last person is treated

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not completely over until the last person with the disease is under treatment, according to a senior UN official in the region.

Over 6000 people have died from Ebola mainly in, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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2015 “crucial” to safeguard planet

The year 2015 will be crucial for the world’s efforts to safeguard the planet, and secure a life of peace and dignity for all.

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Over 270,000 women dying each year of cervical cancer

Over 270,000 women die every year globally of cervical cancer.

Many of those cases are caused by a virus called the Human Papillomavirus, HPV which can be treated.

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People with disabilities “not looking for charity”

People with disabilities are not looking for charity but want to ensure that their rights are fully recognised.

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Role of persons with disabilities in society “not secondary”

The international community is being urged by a senior UN official to unite different skills to build a world accessible to everybody, including persons with disabilities.

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