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Oct 12, 2015 09:37 BST Uppsala University In June, Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years, and that 2014 was the most violent year since the end of the Cold War. New data show that also the other two types of violence analyzed by the UCDP – conflict between non-state actors and violence targeting civilians – increased substantially in 2014.

Jun 17, 2015 09:02 BST Uppsala University 40 armed conflicts were active in 2014, the highest number of conflicts since 1999 and an increase of 18% when compared to the 34 conflicts active in 2013. New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) shows an increase in both the number of active conflicts but also in the number of battle-related deaths in these conflicts.

Mar 11, 2015 11:51 GMT Sentiment An online petition calling for the BBC to "reinstate" Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been signed by more than 300,000 people. Clarkson, 54, was suspended after a "fracas" with a BBC producer thought to work on the show. Sunday's episode of Top Gear will not be shown, and it is understood the two final episodes in the series will also be dropped.

Aug 23, 2014 12:45 BST AL Jazeera Almost 30 years ago a medical researcher for the World Health Organization was killed by Sudan's intelligence service for suspecting of being an Israeli spy, a charge both his family and the Israeli government denies. Until today his body was never recovered and the government of Sudan denies any involvement and its security service refuses to comment.

Jul 01, 2013 11:00 BST Uppsala University Last year the number of armed conflicts decreased markedly, at the same time as the number of battle-related deaths in these conflicts increased dramatically, largely due to the situation in Syria. This is described by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict Data Program (UCDP) in an article recently published in the Journal of Peace Research.

Dec 08, 2011 06:20 GMT Uppsala University Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate change and armed conflict have already been made.


Aug 12, 2011 11:27 BST Take the Vow - Because I am a Girl Plan UK is campaigning to end child marriage and the practice of girls being forced to marry young. The charity works with young people, communities and religious leaders on this issue across the developing world. The action is already being supported by Mumsnet's Justine Roberts, Eliza Doolittle, Jameela Jamil and Dr Miriam Stoppard to name a few.

Jan 26, 2010 14:20 GMT Médecins Sans Frontières Yesterday, 25th January, our teams based in Munda learned that armed military personnel were forcibly evacuating families from the Munda camp for displaced people and the market building, where MSF has been working for the past two months.