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February 2, 2015
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WMO: Global temperatures have surged this century
An analysis by the World Meteorological Organization reports that 2014 was the hottest year among recorded years dating to 1850. All but one of the 15 warmest years, as measured by average global air temperature, have occurred since 2000, the WMO said. The Guardian (London) (2/2), Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (2/2)
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UN: 1,375 dead in Iraq last month from violence
Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people during January, said the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq. Of the death toll, 790 were civilians, and 1,469 civilians and 771 security forces were injured. Iraq's 2014 death toll of 12,282 was the highest since 2006-07, the UN said. Yahoo/The Associated Press (2/1)
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Building food security in Africa
Key issues related to food insecurity were discussed at the African Union Summit. The AU is working on its Agenda 2063, which aims to set goals for the continent to achieve in 50 years. Boosting agriculture and relieving hunger are part of that effort. Inter Press Service (2/1)
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Opinion: Older adults must be part of development policies
Older adults are being given short shrift when it comes to development policies despite their growing numbers, writes Jonathan Glennie. Most of that increase will be in developing countries. Development policies that focus on improved services and infrastructure will help all of society, he argues. The Guardian (London) (2/2)
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UN's Pasztor: Climate pact hinges on effective government commitments
Convincing governments to make meaningful climate-change commitments will be a large part of Janos Pasztor's job as United Nations assistant secretary-general on climate change. "We know that if you just let nature take its course, the commitment that governments will bring to the table will not be enough for what science is asking," he said. Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (1/30)
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South Sudan cease-fire signed, more work awaits
The latest cease-fire signed between the South Sudan government and rebels is expected to help the sides reach agreement on a transitional government, which needs to be in place before President Salva Kiir's term expires in July. Reuters (2/2), ABC News/The Associated Press (2/2)
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