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16 Dec 2013 description

By Sean Robson

Refugees and displaced people are, arguably, the world's most vulnerable people. They face the daily realities of living for years in shelters designed for emergency use while braving inhospitable environments, high temperatures, floods and little or no means of communication with the outside world.

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12 Dec 2013 description

By Rebecca Morelle
Science reporter, BBC World Service

The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.

Research suggests that half of all quakes measuring more than 8.5 in magnitude that hit in the 19th Century are missing from records.

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16 Oct 2013 description

Immunisation has been one of the great success stories of global health. It is estimated to prevent the deaths of two to three million children each year. But another 1.5 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccines.

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08 Oct 2013 description

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had cut the number of cases in African children.

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08 Aug 2013 description

A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, a study suggests.

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19 Jul 2013 description

A lack of co-operation between South Asian countries is preventing timely flood warnings that could save lives and property during the monsoon season.

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11 Jul 2013 description

By Fiona Graham

Technology of business reporter, BBC News

Living in an earthquake zone adds a certain spice to life.

To the normal catastrophes of day-to-day existence, you can add the possibility that the earth will open up underneath you and swallow you whole.

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27 Apr 2013 description

By Mark Kinver

Environment reporter, BBC News

A hybrid farmland grass, developed by a team of UK researchers, could help reduce flooding, a study has shown.

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05 Apr 2013 description

By Tara McKelvey

BBC News Magazine

The US Congress has slashed $85bn (£56bn) from the federal budget through the end of September. Now, foreign aid groups that rely on US support fear the cuts will devastate the people in the most desperate need.

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