Global life expectancy rises: study

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People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said on Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Although malaria deaths have halved across the world, the Ebola outbreak has halted malaria programmes in some areas of west Africa and put huge strain on health services in parts of Africa.

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UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

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UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday named fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham a goodwill ambassador.

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Wasp 'SWAT team' to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop

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Wasp 'SWAT team' to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop

An "eco-friendly SWAT team" of 2,000 tiny wasps was released in Indonesia Wednesday to battle bugs threatening to devour cassava crops, a major staple and source of income for millions.

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Obama building Africa legacy by changing U.S. approach

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President Barack Obama is seeking to build a legacy in Africa by shifting the U.S. approach to helping the continent toward investment over aid.

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Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

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Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

There are women walking through Accra's crowded streets performing remarkable balancing acts.

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Nigeria, Argentina and Vietnam prove top picks for multinationals

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Fresh from its coronation as the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria has scored another first. The troubled West African country has emerged as the frontier-market economy that is attracting the most attention from American and European multinationals.

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233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study

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233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study

PARIS, March 12 – An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010, according to a study published on Tuesday.

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Immune children aid malaria vaccine hunt

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Immune children aid malaria vaccine hunt

A group of children in Tanzania who are naturally immune to malaria are helping scientists to develop a new vaccine.

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Vietnam pop stars sing to start anti-poaching campaign

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Vietnam pop stars sing to start anti-poaching campaign

Vietnamese pop singer Thu Minh shows a shirt with slogans promoting a campaign against rhino poaching.

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Two Vietnamese honored as Young Global Leaders

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Two Vietnamese honored as Young Global Leaders

VietNamNet Bridge - The World Economic Forum has published a list of 200 global young leaders 2014, including two Vietnamese - architect Vo Trong Nghia and Nguyen Hoang Long – the Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy.

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Emerging markets output growth slows to five month low in February: HSBC survey

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Emerging markets output growth slows to five month low in February: HSBC survey

A man wears a mask while walking on a bridge during a hazy day in Shanghai's financial district of Pudong December 5, 2013.

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Gillard takes new role with global education campaign

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Gillard takes new role with global education campaign

Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, has revealed her new role as chairwoman of a major international education campaign.

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Ethiopia signs US$4b geothermal deal

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Ethiopia signs US$4b geothermal deal

Ethiopia signed a US$4 billion deal Wednesday with American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal to develop a 1000-megawatt geothermal farm, officials said.

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