Planet in a week: air pollution leads to one particular in eight deaths says WHO

Excellent week for …

2014 Schwab Basis social entrepreneurs of the yr: The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship recognises folks and organisations that are “pioneering remedies for social and environmental challenge” across the planet.

North Korea’s barbers: In accordance to Radio Free of charge Asia, male university college students across the country are now essential to get the identical haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un.

Poor week for …

The Muslim Brotherhood: On Monday, a court in Egypt sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to death.

Charles Ble Goude: Ivory Coast youth leader seems at the Global Criminal Court, charged with committing crimes towards humanity during clashes that followed the 2010 election.

What you happen to be saying …

The Twitterverse had lots to say about when, after only two days, Planet Vision USA’s reversed an its selection to hire Christians in gay marriages.

The week in numbers …

$ one.18bn loan package to Bangladesh was agreed with the Japanese foreign minister, Fumio Kishida. The money will finance 5 projects in the power, all-natural gasoline and infrastructure improvement sectors

500 million men and women close to the planet are now covered by microinsurance, a mechanism for safeguarding lower-revenue people towards risks. This is up from 78 million in 2008, in accordance to the ILO.

A $ ten.5m program, formulated by the Wildlife Conservation Society could conserve the “critically endangered” Cross River gorilla located along the southern section of the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

seven million premature deaths yearly linked to air pollution. The findings from the World Wellness Organisation much more than double preceding estimates.

39,000 white bindis offered in India to protest towards child marriage.

2 000 folks and 648 homes have been impacted by floods in Paraguay.

3 new polio circumstances have been confirmed in Cameroon in excess of the previous two weeks, making it the country’s first outbreak considering that 2011.

Image of the week

mosquito poster
A 1941 poster of a mosquito forming the eye-sockets of a skull – 1 image from Mosaic Science’s gallery on the war towards malaria viewed by means of historical pictures.


The Climate Group turns ten: The non-revenue works with governments and company leaders to decrease carbon emissions. Here is what they’ve accomplished so far.

South Korea joins the Worldwide Support Transparency Initiative. The Korean Worldwide Cooperation Company and Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund will begin publishing to the initiative in 2015.

Iraq reports its very first situation of wild polio virus (PV1) because 2000. The cases highlight the cross-border health risks of the Syrian conflict.

Solo refugee camp in Liberia closes. The numbers returning to Ivory Coast have picked up in the past few months, says UNHCR.


The introduction to this animated video from the RSA says: “Our politicians are hung up on maintaining the growth curve increasing. But does GDP actually tell us all we want to know about a country’s wealth and effectively-currently being?”

Global growth reading through listing:

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