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World Health Organisation says air pollution now the cause of one in eight deaths, with indoor stoves the biggest risk.
Far from being a disease of the rich, diabetes may reach epidemic levels in developing countries.
The rising burden of diabetes requires stronger surveillance systems and urgent attention from global institutions.
New study says that 347 million adults worldwide have disease, double the number affected by it 1980.
Smoking kills some 5 million people a year, claiming an equal number of lives in both the developed and developing world. The toll is set to rise unless the habit is quashed, scientists said.
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At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
 
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