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After eliminating extreme poverty, India now eligible to move to a higher poverty line: report

The report finds growth in per capita consumption, a decline in urban and rural inequality and a dr…

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Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population and rising temperatures mean millions are at risk

Farmers in Thailand saw their crops wither and mourned the loss of livestock that perished unde…

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Wealth inequality and 'billionaire supremacy' have gotten so bad that at this rate, it will take 230 years to end poverty

Oxfam International said top billionaires have become $3.3 trillion richer since 2020. Meanwhile, 6…

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Extreme weather uprooted 43 million children within six years, with India second worst affected

According to the report, the Philippines had the most child displacements due to weather events dur…

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Extreme Poverty in India declined 12% in the last decade, says World Bank

Extreme poverty in India is estimated to have declined 12.3 percentage points between 2011 to 2019,…

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Child marriage rates in countries like India are witnessing a spike due to climate change-worsened extreme weather

The commodification of daughters often reduces them to "burdens" to be sold off when the family is …

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Billionaire wealth rose more in 2 years than in the last 23 years combined

The pandemic created 573 new billionaires at the jet rate speed of — one every 30 hours. Every 33 …

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Pandemic pushes back Asia Pacific's fight against extreme poverty by 2 years: ADB

Had COVID-19 not struck, Asia Pacific could have brought down extreme poverty to a level achievabl…

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Unlivable cities, refugees, extinct animals: UN climate report warns of drastic changes in coming decades

Up to 3.6 billion people are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including floods, …

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One billionaire was minted every 30 hours during the pandemic. Now, a million people may fall into extreme poverty every 33 hours, Oxfam estimates.

In 2021, China minted 62 new billionaires, including Chris Xu, the founder of online fashion giant …

Katie Boon   


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Extreme heat can worsen the side effects of medications used to treat depression and bipolar disorder

Those who take lithium or antidepressants are particularly vulnerable to extreme heat, physicians s…

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Climate disasters are crippling the lives of more than 150 million children across Africa, a new report unveils

The report found that while at least 21.24 million children in Kenya are estimated to be affected b…

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I grew up in poverty. Winning $13,000 in scholarships helped me graduate from college debt-free.

Javier Sarmiento grew up poor, so financial aid covered most of his tuition. He applied for dozens …

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Over 150 million kids in Africa in the grip of poverty, climate disaster: Report

More than 150 million children across East and Southern Africa are gripped by grinding poverty and …

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How to tell if you've been emotionally abused by your parents: 6 things parents do that are extremely harmful

Emotional abuse by a parent is common but often harder to spot than physical abuse. Here's how to t…

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Before the killing of Shinzo Abe, Japan's last assassination was in 1960. That killer Otoya Yamaguchi has become a favorite of the American far right.

In 1960, Otoya Yamaguchi assassinated the head of Japan's Socialist Party. Decades later, he is rev…

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A Canadian woman with disabilities is pursuing medically assisted death after failing to secure affordable housing

The woman told CTV News that she's pursuing this route because she was unable to find an affordable…

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5 bombshells we hope drop at Tuesday's Jan. 6 committee hearing on extremist groups and the 'mob on the Mall'

Extremism will be center stage at the seventh public hearing. Viewers can expect more on how the Oa…

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By 2021, as many as 150 million people likely to be in extreme poverty due to COVID-19: World Bank

This would represent a regression to the rate of 9.2 per cent in 2017, according to the bienni…