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Push to improve women's rights in Gambia
The European Union has intensified its campaign to reduce violence against women and enhance their economic status in Gambia.
19 September 2014

Climate change to take center stage in New York
Climate change will take center stage in New York City next week with a number of events intended to bring attention to global warming.
19 September 2014

World population to hit 11 billion by 2100
A new study overturns 20 years of consensus on a peak of nine billion and then a gradual decline.
18 September 2014

In Jordan, ever younger Syrian brides
For many Syrians stuck in Jordan’s squalid and sometimes dangerous refugee camps, marrying girls off at younger and younger ages is increasingly being seen as a necessity.
18 September 2014

Red card for 'greenest UK government ever'
The government of the United Kingdom is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of members of Parliament has said.
17 September 2014

Twenty-five famous women on childlessness
Quotes from Oprah Winfrey, Katharine Hepburn, Cameron Diaz and other famous women about not having children.
17 September 2014

Underfed drop by 100 million globally in a decade
A report just published by the United Nations indicates that the number of undernourished people in the world decreased by approximately 100 million during the last 10 years.
16 September 2014

Hottest August on record
This past August was the warmest since 1881, the first year in which records were kept, according to new data released by NASA.
16 September 2014

Women's rights group wins top UN honour
The 2014 winner of United Nations Nansen Refugee Award is the Colombian women's rights group Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future, whose members risk their lives to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse.
15 September 2014

Climate change activists organize for march
Activists seeking "a world safe from the ravages of climate change" are planning a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns two days before a United Nation summit to discuss the issue.
15 September 2014

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