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SUNS # 8514 Wednesday 2 August 2017

Trade : WTO Rules Chair issues "matrix" paper on fisheries subsidies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules has issued a compilation matrix of all the textual proposals put forward so far in the ongoing negotiations on fisheries subsidies.

Development : Alcoholism cannot explain Russian mortality spike (PRIV)
(Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Moscow/Kuala Lumpur)
Moscow/Kuala Lumpur, 25 Jul (IPS/Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The steep upsurge in mortality and sudden fall in life expectancy in Russia in the early 1990s were the highest ever registered anywhere in recorded human history in the absence of catastrophes, such as wars, plague or famine.

United Nations : US lags far behind in banning dental health hazard (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies - and perhaps most of the key developing countries - in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry.

Development : Migrants - the increasingly expensive deadly voyages (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
They borrow huge amounts of money. They sell all their modest properties. They suffer brutalities at the hands of their own countries' "security" forces to prevent them from fleeing wars, droughts, floods, lack of food, and extreme poverty.

Development : Millions of women and children for sale for sex, slavery, organs (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
It is happening now. Millions of humans are forced to flee armed conflicts, climate change, inequalities, and extreme poverty.

Bangladesh : Last mile connectivity to impoverished north (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Life for Bangladesh's rural people, particularly in its remote north, is still miserable.

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