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$458bn for China poverty reduction

Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country's main policy lenders, plans to lend 3 trillion yuan ($458.12 billion) up to 2020 as part of government efforts to reduce poverty, state media reported.  

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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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Nepal's fuel crisis will push a million people into poverty

With a large cone-shaped bamboo basket strapped to her back, Nirmala Bhandari treks two hours every day from her village to a protected forest in the hills, heaving it back filled with enough firewood to cook food for her three children.

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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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Gates foundation sees big gains against disease, poverty

Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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SHAMEFUL WASTE: Up to 33pc of food is trashed

The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report.

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Agri innovation key to poverty reduction

Ministers called for steps to promote partnership and agricultural innovation to reduce poverty in Africa at the conclusion of a summit in Abu Dhabi. The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture’s (GFIA) closing ceremony,

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Widening wealth gap biggest global risk, warns WEF

A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. Its annual assessment of g

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World Bank to halve extreme poverty by 2020

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030. Kim in April set a goal to reduce the number o

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US poverty rises despite economic recovery

The number of US residents living in poverty edged up to 46.5 million last year, the latest sign that an economic recovery marked by a stock market boom has not trickled down to ordinary Americans. The figures from the Census Bure

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