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By Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of children working on cocoa farms in the world's top producer Ivory Coast is on the rise as production climbs, a Tulane University report showed on Thursday, ramping up pressure on chocolate companies to ethically source beans. Child labor on cocoa farms in Ghana, the world's second biggest producer, has dropped. "Based on today's numbers, roughly 1.5 million children will have to be removed from hazardous work to reach the 2010 Framework of Action target by 2020," stated the report that surveyed child labor on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast and Ghana in 2013/14.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police and prosecutors on Thursday are trying to come up with a charge for the second suspect in the unlawful killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal activists around the world and prompted the Minnesota man to go into seclusion.
U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.