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World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation.

New app powers better sanitation in developing world

A new mobile phone app developed by a University of Nottingham researcher is changing the lives of millions of people in Africa by giving them the power to instantly report problems with poor sanitation.

Rio Summit: The world in figures

Following is a snapshot of the world ahead of the UN's June 20-22 Rio Summit on sustainable development.