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WHO: Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Global Violence

A new study finds rampant violence throughout the world takes a particularly heavy toll on women and children. The World Health Organization, which has just published its first status report on the prevention of violence, is calling for greater efforts globally to prevent violence.   The new study finds homicide rates decreased by 16 percent globally between 2000 and 2012. By any measure, this should be good news, but the 274-page report reveals that 475,000 people were murdered in...

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