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Developing economies to be bigger than developed within 50 years

China will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy within four years, setting the stage for developing economies to surpass the developed world within 50 years and quadruple the incomes of those citizens, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. "It is quite a shift in the balance of economic power we are going to see in the future," said OECD senior economist Asa Johansson. The Guardian (London)/Datablog (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story



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  • On eve of Malala Day, global peace prize push
    Saturday has been declared Malala Day worldwide by United Nations special envoy Gordon Brown, who will visit Pakistan and deliver a petition calling on the country's president, Asif Ali Zardari, to "outlaw discrimination against girls." Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for Malala Yousafzai's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Time.com (11/8), BBC (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Weather to turn more extreme sooner
    Climate-change models that predict greater rises in temperature are more likely to be correct than those forecasting smaller temperature increases, according to an analysis by the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research. "Our findings indicate that warming is likely to be on the high side of current projections," said researcher John Fasullo. The Guardian (London) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Hillary Clinton: Poaching threatens humans, too
    A directive from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a study of how wildlife poaching and the trafficking of related items affects U.S. national security. The move, part of an American push to create a global alliance to end trafficking across Africa and Asia, is seen as directing the discussion of poaching to that of security, not just the environment. The Guardian (London) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New partnership to advance understanding of mHealth privacy and security policies
    The mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck announced that they are partnering on a new project to increase the understanding of privacy and security policies that relate to the use of mobile technologies in health care, a field known as mHealth. The project will develop case studies of seven geographically diverse countries where mHealth programs are under way. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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