Tag Archives: Humans

18Jan/16
The Swiss ski resort of Davos

The divided world debate at Davos

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades. Grace Pascoe reports. Continue reading

07Dec/15

G7, EU pledge 10 bln U.S. dollars to aid Africa’s renewables plan

Group of Seven industrial nations and the European Union back Africa’s renewables plan with 10 billion U.S. dollars.

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27Nov/15

Number of African child brides to soar by 2050 as population grows: U.N.

In a new report released by U.N. Children’s Agency (UNICEF), the organisation warns that the number of child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050, if current practices continue. Just over one in three African girls marry before the age of 18, most commonly in poor, rural families which often receive a bride price or dowry in exchange for their daughter.

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26Oct/15

Richard Branson says “legalize everything” – drugs and prostitution

Richard Branson wants all drugs to be treated as a health problem, not a criminal problem. He also wants to “legalize everything,” including all drugs and prostitution.

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25Oct/15

Robot builder designed for construction sites

A robot construction worker that can move around a building site autonomously and make architectural structures is being developed by Swiss designers and roboticists.

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18Oct/15

Israeli engineer designs grounded drone delivery service

Israeli industrial engineer designs an earthbound parcel delivery drone that recognises recipients from social media sites.
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