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A few tree species dominate Amazon

A few tree species dominate Amazon

Oct 19, – Researchers embarked on an ambitious endeavor to catalog the types of trees seen most often in the vast Amazon basin, which spans parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The world’s largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the […]

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India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

Oct 08, –  A meeting of senior officials from the home, foreign and tourism ministries, as well as intelligence officers, concluded on Monday evening with a consensus in favour of the sweeping visa reform. India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it […]

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World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Brazil leader breaks silence about protests

Brazil leader breaks silence about protests

June 22, BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The 10-minute address ended Rousseff’s much-criticized silence in the face of the protests. She promised to make improvements in urban transportation and to battle corruption, but offered few details as to how that will happen. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke about her generation’s struggles in battling a dictatorship during […]

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UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

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IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

June 11, STOCKHOLM (AP) — The world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the Paris-based IEA said top carbon polluter […]

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Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

June 10, AP – In Brazil, sexual violence is a problem. Although reported cases reflect only a fraction of actual occurrences, data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security in 2012 show that compared to 2011, there was a sharp 23.8 per cent increase in cases of estupro (crimes which include rape […]

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UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious and shocking forms of violence and exploitation—a web of slavery that overwhelmingly ensnares females. Today women and girls comprise more than half of all trafficked victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of all victims of sexual exploitation. The fact that human trafficking is one of […]

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Brazil arrests 5 police officers for journalists’ murders

Brazil arrests 5 police officers for journalists’ murders

April 29, AP – The five officers are members of the Civil Police in the region known as Vale do Aco in the central part of Minas Gerais state, and are suspected of belonging to militia groups that operate in the area, the newspaper said Saturday. Brasilia: Five Brazilian police officers have been arrested for […]

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