News Rounds: Mali sees further displacement among fighting, world jobless numbers grow, the app for stopping child labor and more |
Mali sees further displacement as fighting continues, refugees report growing food shortages (Reuters) – As air bombing and fighting continue in Mali, refugees are continuing to cross into neighbouring countries.
World jobless numbers rise, says UN labour agency (BBC) — The number of jobless people around the world rose by 4 million in 2012 to 197 million and is expected to grow further, the UN labour agency warns.
Stopping child labor: There’s an app for that (CSMonitor) – A smartphone app in Colombia uses crowdsourcing to document and fight child labor. Whenever users see a child working they can take a picture, log the location, and the app sends it to Colombia’s child welfare agency.
GM mosquito could help slash dengue vectors (SciDev) – The release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes could help reduce the numbers of dengue-transmitting wild mosquitoes, although it is unlikely to eliminate them entirely, according to a study.
Close to half of US kids late receiving vaccines: study (Reuters) – More and more babies and toddlers aren’t getting their recommended vaccines on time, a new study suggests.
Bill Gates interview: I have no use for money. This is God’s work (Telegraph) – Having already given away $28 billion, Bill Gates intends to eradicate polio, with the same drive he brought to Microsoft . He speaks to the Telegraph’s Neil Tweedie.