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842 million going hungry worldwide

One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry by 2015.  

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World climate change goal at risk, warns UN

A global goal for limiting climate change is slipping out of reach and governments may have to find ways to artificially suck greenhouse gases from the air if they fail to make deep cuts in rising emissions by 2030, a draft UN report said.

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StanChart plans expansion of Goal programme

Standard Chartered Bank has planned a large scale expansion of its Goal programme, aiming to empower 100,000 adolescent girls over the next four years. Goal will bring its combination of sport training and life skills education to five cou

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Kipco to meet $415m profit goal

Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) said it was on track to meet this year's profit goal of up to KD110 million ($414.9 million) after its second-quarter profit grew 30 per cent on higher fee income. Kuwait's biggest investment firm by market

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Gates bids teary farewell to Microsoft

Bill Gates said a teary goodbye on Friday to Microsoft Corporation, the software maker he built into the world's most valuable technology company based on the ambitious goal of placing a computer on every desk and in every home. He leaves

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Gulf Air sets growth goals for HR team

Gulf Air's human resources (HR) managers across the globe were urged to join the airline's plans to turn it around in three years. The call came from president and chief executive Bjorn Naf, who opened Gulf Air's first global HR conferenc

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Saudi Aramco upbeat on oil expansion goal

Top world oil exporter Saudi Arabia is confident it will reach a target to lift crude oil output capacity, a top executive from the country's state oil firm said on Monday. Saudi Arabia holds the world's largest oil reserves and is expandi

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9.7m kids die before reaching 5: Unicef

Nearly 9.7 million children die each year before their fifth birthday from diseases from pneumonia to malaria, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said. But simple, affordable measures could save more lives, it said. While the ann

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