News headlines in 2009, page 5

  1. POLITICS: U.S. Intelligence Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a 'neutron initiator' for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

  2. RIGHTS: Thailand Deports Hmong Asylum Seekers to Laos

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    In a move that places greater weight on growing regional solidarity over historical ties with a western superpower, Thailand ordered its military to forcibly return over 4,000 men, women and children from the Hmong ethnic community to Laos, the country they had fled in search of political asylum.

  3. RIGHTS: Glimmer of Hope for Detained Pakistani Fishermen

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    Mai Asi has never stopped mourning for her two fishermen sons. They have been held behind bars in India for poaching in the waters of neighbouring Pakistan—a crime for which they were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

  4. Q&A: ''U.S. Grand Bargain Can Save Israel From Itself''

    Sunday, December 27, 2009

    Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict along the two-state parameters seems less with Israel torn between accepting a Palestinian state and the settler ideology which calls for Israel’s exclusive rule over the whole of Jerusalem and the West Bank.

  5. CHINA: Deep Concerns Amid Rapid Economic Growth

    Sunday, December 27, 2009

    Economic figures have now confirmed what analysts have long predicted would be the defining event of 2010. After 30 years of spectacular growth, China is poised to overtake Japan as the world’s second largest economy and firmly establish itself as the leading source of global growth.

  6. AGRICULTURE: Cattle 'Black Death' Banished to History

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    An animal 'black death' that has devastated livestock around the world for thousands of years, causing famine and untold human misery, is about to be permanently consigned to the history books.

  7. LIBERIA: New Army Faces Greatest Challenge

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    More than a year ago several hundred newly trained Liberian soldiers staged a one-day strike at the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) headquarters.

  8. SANITATION-ZAMBIA: Turning Urine Into Gold

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    When he ordered his colleagues at the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia to save all their urine in a plastic bottle in the office toilet, they thought he was mad. But German sanitation specialist Christopher Kellner wanted to demonstrate why he calls urine 'liquid gold'.

  9. Q&A: Law and Order May Not Improve in 2010

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    For women in Pakistan’s North Western Frontier Province (NWFP), 2009 has been particularly hard.

  10. GENDER/LANGUAGE: Rejecting the Derogatory 'Feminine'

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    What happens to language and the way women are addressed when they start to occupy positions of responsibility? Well, it depends on the language.