News headlines in March 2010, page 5

  1. HAITI: U.N. Gears Up for Major Aid Meet

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Although the humanitarian crisis in Haiti remains dire, with over a million still homeless and hundreds of thousands in need of adequate shelter for the upcoming rainy season, the international community has started looking towards the country's long-term reconstruction.

  2. RIGHTS: Not Quite Islamic Executions

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    The Middle East leads the world in executions after China, says an annual Amnesty International report released Tuesday.

  3. ENERGY: Bank-Funded Coal Plant Tests Green Agenda

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Decision-makers around the world are in a period of transition when it comes to the future of supplying energy. Even if everyone agrees that a low carbon future is the inevitable solution, there is nothing close to consensus regarding which path to take.

  4. POLITICS-COLOMBIA: Not Enough Just to Be a Woman

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Noemí Sanín, the presidential candidate of Colombia's Conservative Party, who is running second in the polls, has a few advantages over her main rival, the right-wing Juan Manuel Santos, such as extensive experience in foreign relations and in running programmes for poor families and children.

  5. SOUTH AFRICA: Playing Football for Hope

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Sixteen-year-old Neo Malema and his brothers and sister live with his grandmother in the impoverished Alexandra Township in Johannesburg. Despite his poor background, Malema dreams of one day playing football for the country’s national squad, Bafana Bafana.

  6. U.S.: Years Later, Family of Man Killed in Iraq Soldiers On

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    It's been seven years since Fernando Suarez del Solar buried his son, Jesus. Seven years since Mar. 27, 2003, when just one week into the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar stepped on a piece of unexploded ordnance and came home in a flag-draped coffin.

  7. RIGHTS-PERU: Alleged Letter-Bomb Killer Faces Justice

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    The arrest in Peru of a former Army Intelligence Service (SIE) agent, retired Captain Víctor Penas, may clear up the murder of journalist Melissa Alfaro, and the mutilation of human rights defender Augusto Zúñiga, both victims of letter-bombs in 1991.

  8. Q&A: To Try With Nukes as With Mines

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Since the expiration of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in December, U.S. and Russian negotiators have been busy hammering out a new pact that will reduce the number of nuclear warheads deployed in both countries by about one-quarter, according to Washington.

  9. ENVIRONMENT: Forests May Depend on Survival of Native People

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    After the failures in Copenhagen to agree on a new climate protection treaty, and more recently at the Doha meetings on trade in endangered species to prevent bluefin tuna from going extinct, indigenous forest communities may offer examples of sensible governance for shared resources on a small planet.

  10. MIGRATION-US: Broken System Costing Billions

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    As the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama and Congressional lawmakers prepare to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, a leading immigration advocate says government inaction has 'cost the country billions of dollars, while doing little to impede the flow of unauthorised immigrants.'