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The health gap between rich and poor countries could be wiped out in just 20 years’ time, leading economists and health experts have said, and can be achieved simply through greater investment in existing drugs, vaccines and treatments.
It is widely accepted that money can’t buy you love. Now a new study has found that it can buy you happiness – but only up to a point.
Wayward migrant workers abandon desperate families in former republics
The head of a Congo hospital offering surgery to survivors of sexual assault has come to London
Shipping is coming under attack off West Africa and even in the Suez Canal, even as the trouble off Somalia eases
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We need leadership from China, Indonesia, India and the Philippines
US President promises funding to provide 'the energy to lift people out of poverty' by doubling Africans' access to electricity
The IMF adviser also blamed 'a docile president, a docile White House and a docile regulatory system'
Chancellor George Osborne’s accent in Tuesday’s speech about welfare was roundly derided for its mockney burr.
Decades of activism underpin this new drive against female circumcision
Oxfam is looking for Coldplay fans to take part in a groundbreaking global music project to campaign against one of the world’s greatest human injustices.
Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index shows Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece with the lowest scores in western Europe
The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.
After clutching his cards close to his chest for weeks, George Osborne showed his hand yesterday. What the Chancellor revealed was a $15bn (£10bn) cheque for the International Monetary Fund.
Rapping Michael Jackson impersonator offers a break with tradition – but not everyone is happy