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Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast

A 'monster that will eat itself', boom demand for cocoa from the world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa.

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Disaster relief agencies under pressure

Disaster relief agencies under pressure

In a time of 'unprecedented need', aid agencies are stretched ever-thinner in providing essential support to stricken areas.

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Hurricane Irma reminds Europe of its awkward colonial rule

Hurricane Irma reminds Europe of its awkward colonial rule

In France -- as in Britain and the Netherlands -- Irma has exposed an inconvenient truth. All three nations still govern overseas colonies, over an ocean away from their old imperial masters.

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Mexico rushes aid to millions of quake victims; 96 dead

Mexico rushes aid to millions of quake victims; 96 dead

About 2.5 million people are in need of emergency aid and shelter after worst earthquake in 85 years struck Mexico last week.

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UN Security Council to discuss Rohingya situation

UN Security Council to discuss Rohingya situation

Meeting sought by UK and Sweden as nearly 370,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh to flee violence in Rakhine.

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Corporations are tackling forced labour but progress needed - index

Corporations are tackling forced labour but progress needed - index

"Modern slavery is embedded into almost every area of our society, a hideous crime that robs millions of lives from their basic right to freedom"

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As climate threats grow clearer, risk-lowering investment is crucial - bankers

As climate threats grow clearer, risk-lowering investment is crucial - bankers

Turning shifts to clean energy and climate resilience into projects that bankers can sink trillions of dollars into is what's needed, bankers say

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More than a billion live on degraded land, at risk of hunger - UN

More than a billion live on degraded land, at risk of hunger - UN

More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertifica...

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Message to the world from Rahimol, a Rohingya

Message to the world from Rahimol, a Rohingya

"We want to go home and we want peace. I believe the world is watching our crisis and that they are trying to help us."

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Rotary New Zealand to Receive $5 Million Grant

Rotary New Zealand to Receive $5 Million Grant

The New Zealand Government has confirmed it will contribute to Rotary New Zealand new funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to help the global fight to end polio.

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