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  • The role of health care in preventing climate catastrophes

    This week, leading health authorities are huddled at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, discussing how to confront one of the most urgent threats to humanity. It's not Ebola. And it's not HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer, obesity, heart disease or diabetes.
  • Italy's Renzi aims to lay down marker with justice, school reform

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi returned from holiday this week with his customary vim, tweeting that he was back at work on a new plan to speed up Italy's sluggish justice system, reform its schools and spur investment. With Italy in...

    Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...

    In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 'Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organizations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from...

    Roads expanding fast worldwide, better planning needed to aid food output : study

    OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday. The study in the...