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Blind kids read LEGO

A new kind of LEGO bricks help blind children learn the Braille system of reading by touching. Each brick has a number of knobs that represent letters.

Germany to shut down coal

The German government has decided to stop using coal. Over the coming 19 years, the country will replace all 84 coal power stations with renewable energy.

More countries try to quit smoking

Nearly two thirds of the world’s population now live in countries that restrict tobacco use, for example by banning the sale of cigarettes to children.

UK declares climate emergency

The British Parliament has declared a climate emergency, adding pressure for the UK government to ramp up its climate and environmental ambitions.

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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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