News headlines in July 2009, page 2

  1. RIGHTS-US: Jawad Case Uncertain Despite Release Order

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    One of Guantanamo's youngest prisoners, ordered by a federal judge to be released after almost seven years in detention because his 'confession' was obtained through torture, may face further hurdles before being set free.

  2. CHINA: U.S. Nervous About China's Growing Footprint Across Africa

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    China’s 'no strings attached' financial assistance to developing countries in Africa and Asia has come under scrutiny during the recent high-level talks between Chinese and US leaders.

  3. INDIA: With Nuke Submarine Launch, India Displays its Growing Military Prowess

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    With the launch of an indigenously made nuclear-powered submarine, India has caused an international uproar. But back home, observers played it down as nothing more than a long-term naval enhancement in a peninsula country with a long coastline.

  4. BIODIVERSITY: Tight Controls Could Save Global Fisheries

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    The global race to catch the last fish left in the oceans has been successfully halted in a few regions and fish stocks have rebounded, a new landmark study has found.

  5. IRAN: Mourners for Neda's '40th' Undeterred

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    In line with the Shia tradition of paying respects to the dead, tens of thousands of Iranians went to Behesht Zahra cemetery on Thursday to mourn the death of Neda Agha Soltan – an iconic victim of post-election violence in Iran.

  6. GERMANY: Nuclear Power Fails, And Nobody Notices

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Seven German nuclear plants have failed to generate any electricity this month due to technical breakdowns. They have about half the production capacity of Germany's 17 nuclear reactors, but Germany did not suffer any power shortages.

  7. EUROPE: Focus Shifts to Trafficking of Males

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Governments and third sector organisations must raise awareness of a growing problem with male human trafficking in some of Eastern Europe's poorest countries if its victims are to get the help they need, people trafficking monitors say.

  8. ENERGY: 'Nuclear Steals Billions from Other Technologies'

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Why is nuclear energy back on the table?

  9. ENVIRONMENT: Lavish US Lobbying Pushes Nuclear Energy

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Climate change and the resulting need for low-carbon energy sources is driving the current interest in nuclear energy despite the industry's near universal legacy of staggering cost-overruns, technical difficulties and dependence on enormous government subsidies.

  10. MIDEAST: Israel Prepares for War Over Reports

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Six months after Israel's devastating assault on Hamas, its south-western border with Gaza has not been as quiet in a decade - only two rockets in the past six weeks on Israeli towns. Yet, the plight of Palestinian civilians in Gaza continues to haunt Israel.