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One-tenth of world military spend could end poverty

World military spending rose 1 per cent in 2015, the first annual increase in four years, a Stockholm think tank said on Tuesday as it estimated 10 per cent of this could cover the costs of global goals aiming to end poverty and hunger in 15 yea

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Agri-scientists to join fight to tackle global hunger

Top agri-scientists have been invited to take part in a forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to help counter global hunger through pioneering developments in sustainable agriculture.   The Global Forum for Innovations in Agr

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Agri-scientists to join fight to tackle global hunger

Top agri-scientists have been invited to take part in a forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to help counter global hunger through pioneering developments in sustainable agriculture.   The Global Forum for Innovations in Agr

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Weather, war may leave millions more hungry in 2016

Millions more people globally are facing the threat of severe food and water shortages in early 2016 as droughts and flood devastate crops and strain a humanitarian system already struggling to meet needs, aid agencies warned. The

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Hunger Games attractions to open at motiongate Dubai

Two exciting Hunger Games-themed rides will feature in motiongate Dubai when it opens in 2016, Dubai Parks and Resorts said in a statement. The two rides will include an immersive adventure which will take guests through the Capit

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Millions face hunger due to climate change

At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked to record global temperatures and an expected "super" version of the evolving El Nino weather pattern, aid charity Oxfam has wa

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Obesity bulging; stunting hits 160 million

Despite a drop in the number of people facing starvation, nearly one in three of the world's population are malnourished, even as obesity spreads around the globe, an international food security think-tank said on Tuesday. Stu

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World's poorest need $160 a year to end hunger: UN

Just $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would eradicate world hunger by 2030, the United Nations said on Friday, recommending the money should be delivered through both cash transfers and ‘pro-poor’ investments.

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Cost of hunger: $2 trillion loss in GDP

A total of 805 million people are chronically undernourished worldwide and hunger and under-nutrition reduce the global GDP by up to 3 per cent, or the equivalent of $2 trillion every year, a report said. The global population is

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Bahrain wipes out extreme hunger, poverty

Extreme poverty and hunger has been eradicated from Bahrain, a top government official said yesterday (April 5). Central Informatics Organisation president Dr Mohammed Al Amer told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pu

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