• CABI expertise boosts sustainable farming on three continents

      CABI expertise boosts sustainable farming on three continents

      The stand of CABI at the European Development Days presented impressive initiatives for promoting sustainable agricultural practices. CABI is an international non-profit organisation with almost 500 staff around the world and focuses on anything to do with agriculture and the environment and providing evidence-based information to those who need it, said Dr Janny Vos, Strategic Partnerships Director of CABI. The programme is active on three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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    • No one in the world should be left behind

      No one in the world should be left behind

      The development community around the world held its vibrant get-together in Brussels on 18 and 19 June at the 13th edition of the European Development Days, known also as EDD. Launched in 2006 and hosted by the European Commission, EDD became the leading global forum on development cooperation.

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    • Summit on 'Africa Transforming'

      Summit on 'Africa Transforming'

      As part of its Development Policy Forum and on the eve of the European Development Days, Friends of Europe, a leading think tank based in the Belgian capital, held in Brussels a summit on “Africa Transforming”. This high-level event emphasised on the challenges and opportunities Africa and Europe should focus on. 

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    • Iran shoots down US drone aircraft

      Iran shoots down US drone aircraft

      Iranian forces have shot down a United States military drone, in a move that further escalates the volatile situation playing out between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East. The downing of the "intruding American spy drone" was made after it reportedly entered into the country's territory Thursday, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Major General Hossein Salami has said.

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    • Global population growth will grind to a halt by 2100

      Global population growth will grind to a halt by 2100

      The number of people on Earth is set to virtually stop growing by the end of this century in a development that would be unprecedented in modern history, a new study has shown. The report, released Monday by the Pew Research Center and based on figures compiled by the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, showed that the world's population - currently at nearly 7.8 billion people - would rise to 10.9 billion by the year 2100, but then would essentially stop "with annual growth of less than 0.1%."

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    • More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      United States' Defence Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more US troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes" amid growing tensions with Iran. Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes after "a request from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces."

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    • Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi dies in court

      Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi dies in court

      Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. He has been buried in eastern Cairo hours after the incident with his cause of death remaining unknown.

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    • Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

      Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

      An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges. And while the ruling cut short a high-profile trial, the Netanyahu family's legal woes are far from over: the veteran premier himself faces possible indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in the coming months.

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