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WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people a year
World Health Organisation says air pollution now the cause of one in eight deaths, with indoor stoves the biggest risk.
Last updated: 25 Mar 2014 04:58 GMT
Diabetes: The developing world's time bomb?
Far from being a disease of the rich, diabetes may reach epidemic levels in developing countries.
Last updated: 15 Nov 2011 10:59 GMT
The diabetes watch
The rising burden of diabetes requires stronger surveillance systems and urgent attention from global institutions.
Last updated: 25 Sep 2011 14:03 GMT
Global diabetes numbers at all-time high
New study says that 347 million adults worldwide have disease, double the number affected by it 1980.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2011 14:57 GMT
Smoking kills, study shows
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.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2003 03:28 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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