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About 7m premature deaths annually linked to air pollution
26 March 2014 00:30
In new estimates released on 25 March, World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure.
ECDC: Tuberculosis cases down by 5% each year
25 March 2014 13:48
Across the 53 countries of the WHO European Region, an estimated 353 000 patients fell sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, according to new data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Global temperature increases by 0.5 degree
25 March 2014 04:48
The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate.
G8 states not hold summit in Russia
25 March 2014 00:32
The G8 group of industrialised nations will not meet in Russia this year, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in the Hague, the Netherlands.
Missing Malaysian plane crashed in Indian Ocean – PM
25 March 2014 00:28
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which missed in early March, has most certainly crashed in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.
UN
25 March 2014 00:06
On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the “substantial” funding gap for TB care and control.
Broadband can solve the global development gap
24 March 2014 09:24
Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within reach of all, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which met in Dublin this weekend.
S&P report says Kazakhstan’s currency devaluation will add to credit risks in its banking sector
14 March 2014 00:39
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services says that while Kazakhstan’s recent local currency devaluation will not generally destabilize the economy, it will place additional pressure on the local banking sector. This is according to a report titled “Ripples From The Tenge Devaluation Will Add To Already High Credit Risks In Kazakhstan’s Banking Sector In 2014,” published on RatingsDirect.
Global debt exceeds $100 trillion, BIS says
11 March 2014 08:49
The amount of global debt has soared more than 40% or US$30 trillion to $100 trillion in six years, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Gravity wins seven Oscar awards
03 March 2014 13:01
The 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, the United States of America, on 2 March 2014. The ceremony was held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


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