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Girls need to be older to marry

In a move to curb child marriage, Indonesia has raised the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 19 years.

Tiny lizard gets own island

A tiny blue-tailed lizard became extinct in the wild 10 years ago, but 1,500 lizards have been bred in captivity. They will be released on a safe island.

World powering up

The number of people worldwide without access to electricity decreased last year from 1000 million to 860 million. Most of the progress happened in India.

More tolerance of LGBT

The world has generally become significantly more tolerant of sexual minorities over the last decade, according to a survey conducted in 167 countries.

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During the past year, four additional countries have successfully destroyed their entire stockpile of cluster bombs.

Four countries scrap their cluster bombs

During the past year, four additional countries have successfully destroyed their entire stockpile of cluster bombs.

Billions of people all over the world live without an official address or identity, and it makes almost everything in life difficult or impossible. But new technology allows everyone to tell where they live - with just three words.
What do California, Rwanda and Morocco have in common? They have all turned the plastic bag down

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