News headlines in October 2009, page 5

  1. /UPDATE*/POLITICS-MOZAMBIQUE: Another Term for Incumbent President?

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Mozambique’s incumbent president looks set to serve a second term of office as partial results of the country’s presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections are announced.

  2. AFGHANISTAN: U.S., NATO Forces Rely on Warlords for Security

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    The revelation by the New York Times Wednesday that Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, has long been on the payroll of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is only the tip of a much bigger iceberg of heavy dependence by U.S. and NATO counterinsurgency forces on Afghan warlords for security, according to a recently published report and investigations by Australian and Canadian journalists.

  3. EL SALVADOR: Clandestine Graves Are Back

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Spatula in hand, forensic scientist Israel Ticas carefully excavates a decomposed human foot protruding from a shallow grave in rough terrain in the mountains of Las Crucitas, close to Ciudad Arce in the west-central Salvadoran province of La Libertad.

  4. POLITICS-US: New Moons Rising

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Earlier this month, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon went to Washington to introduce 'As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen', his autobiography that, according to the Moon-owned Washington Times, 'recounts the joys and challenges, the teachable moments and the monumental experiences of his life - much of it spent as a spiritual leader.'

  5. PHILIPPINES: Amid Disasters’ Rubble, Accusations Hound President

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Even in the wake of the tropical storms that lashed the northern parts of the Philippines recently, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took time out to visit her home province.

  6. WORLD: IMF has long way to go — even after 'Istanbul decisions'

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) may be performing better during the current economic crisis than during the Asian crisis of the late 1990s, but it still has 'a long way to go'.

  7. RIGHTS: Before the Olympics in Brazil…

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Athletes competing for Olympic gold speak to the imagination of most of us. Homeless people playing an international football tournament may be a less familiar sight. Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro will get a chance to see both.

  8. DEVELOPMENT: More Food May Not Mean Less Hunger

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Achieving ambitious Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) production targets to meet growing world demands will not suffice to feed the world, and focusing too much on churning out crops may even be damaging, experts warn.

  9. MIDEAST: Demolishing Hope for Peace

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    'We knew something bad was about to happen when we saw the roadblocks being thrown up, and police everywhere. It soon came down the grapevine - the Israelis were demolishing more houses.'

  10. Q&A: 'We Refuse to Be Held to Ransom By Terrorism'

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Karachi-based, Trinidad-born and educated Veena Masud is a school principal who wants to see Pakistani women shine in the international sports arena.