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    A failure to get to grips with climate change and associated problems, from ecosystem collapse to worsening water and food shortages, is the most severe and probable threat facing humanity, more than 200 scientists have warned. The risks will also likely feed on each other – as intensifying heat and drought spur more wildfires and ...
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    Urban scientists on Wednesday launched the first digital map of Africa’s sprawl of slums to expose the true scale of urban poverty and bring services to millions of people. The “Million Neighbourhoods” project by a team at the University of Chicago aims to map the whole world – eventually – and become a tool for ...
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        It is still a crime to have same-sex relations in 68 countries, according to a global review published on Wednesday by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Since the ILGA’s last review in 2017, India and Angola have legalised same-sex relations, while Chad moved to criminalise gay sex that ...
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      A television show that featured a demonstration of how to physically abuse your wife has sparked outrage in Cameroon and calls for an end to impunity in a country where violence against women runs high. The presenter of the show, on the privately owned Vision4 channel, demonstrated how to “calm” a woman by squeezing ...
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    Discrimination against sexual minorities in Kenya is costing the country up to $1.3 billion annually, a report by a coalition of global businesses said, attributing the losses to missed tourism earnings, poor health and less employment of LGBT+ people. The report by Open For Business – an alliance of big companies including tech companies Google ...
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        Countries must agree strict rules on “killer robots” – autonomous weapons which can assassinate without human involvement, a top Red Cross official has said, amid growing ethical concerns over their use in future wars. Semi-autonomous weapons systems from drones to tanks have for decades been used to eliminate targets in modern day warfare ...