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Delhi’s toxic air crisis demands a radical response

Delhi’s toxic air crisis demands a radical response

Delhi is undergoing an unprecedented public health emergency due to sky-rocketing levels of tiny “particulate matter” pollution in the air.

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Parched for a price: Karachi's water crisis

Parched for a price: Karachi's water crisis

Residents of Karachi, one of the largest cities in the world, are being held hostage by a ‘mafia’ that makes millions of dollars out of their need for water.

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Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit

Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit

The investigator into human rights called on Wednesday for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar's military commanders after being barred from visiting the country.

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Analysis: A hard row to hoe for Nigeria to reach food self-sufficiency

Analysis: A hard row to hoe for Nigeria to reach food self-sufficiency

On the northern outskirts of Kano is West Africa's largest grain market. But the smallholder farmers who produce more than 90% of Nigeria’s food face an uphill battle to maintain that supply.

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PNG’s role in facilitating climate change dialogue

PNG’s role in facilitating climate change dialogue

The Government of Papua New Guinea has vowed to use its hosting status of the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to put climate change at the forefront of the regional agenda.

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New technology could help 230 million 'ghost' children

New technology could help 230 million 'ghost' children

A tech start up has a massive task: to register all newborn babies digitally. iCivil Africa has developed a birth certificate system involving a smartphone, a bracelet & encoded text messages.

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'Illegal and primitive': Pakistan expels foreign aid groups in droves

'Illegal and primitive': Pakistan expels foreign aid groups in droves

The Pakistani government has ordered a number of foreign charities and rights groups to close down their operations and leave the country by the end of January.

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Thousands in DR Congo’s restive Kasais to benefit from UN food and nutrition efforts, but challenges remain

Thousands in DR Congo’s restive Kasais to benefit from UN food and nutrition efforts, but challenges remain

As conflict-related famine persists in the Congo, the United Nations are stepping up their response to assist more than 100,000 people.

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2017 in Human Rights News

2017 in Human Rights News

Throughout 2017, Human Rights Watch reported on multiple crises and abuses around the world. From Russia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma to the US, this is what you were reading in 2017.

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Opinion: We cannot wait another 1,000 days to help Yemen

Opinion: We cannot wait another 1,000 days to help Yemen

The people of Yemen have suffered for 1,000 days. It’s time to stop oversimplifying this war as “the next Syria.”

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