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Half of the world's poor classed as 'destitute'

An Oxford University study to identify the multidimensionally poor in the developing world has found that in 49 countries, half of the poor are so deprived they should be classed as 'destitute'.

Jun 17, 2014
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Life expectancy rises in poor nations, UN reports

Life expectancy in the globe's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said Thursday.

May 15, 2014
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