News headlines in June 2010, page 4

  1. MALAYSIA: Thousands of Refugees Living in Constant Fear of Arrest

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    As Rajoo, 27, makes tea at a rundown shed in Brickfields, a depressed suburb of the capital inhabited by hundreds of Tamil immigrants from Sri Lanka, he evinces no sign of anxiety and a deep yearning for something.

  2. AUSTRALIA: New PM Called On to Tackle Climate Change

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Australia’s newly appointed prime minister, Julia Gillard, has hardly warmed her seat, yet she has already been urged to take action on climate change.

  3. HONDURAS: The Military Still Have Veto Power

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    The de facto veto power that the military exercised with the toppling of president Manuel Zelaya exactly one year ago today effectively blocks any possible political or electoral reforms, experts say.

  4. US-AFGHANISTAN: What Now?

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Nearly a week after the abrupt demise of Washington's top commander in Afghanistan, U.S. strategy for reversing the flood of bad news that has been recently pouring out of that strife-torn country remains as unclear as ever.

  5. US: Gun Control Groups Divided on High Court Ruling

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Monday's Supreme Court decision on the extent to which the Second Amendment of the U.S. constitution guarantees the universal right to own a gun is being welcomed by organisations on both sides of the debate, even as some warn that the ruling could to open a floodgate of legislation challenging gun laws in different states.

  6. UGANDA: Too Young to Know, Yet Too Young to Die

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Thirteen-year-old Jacinta Okello and her fellow primary school classmates call it 'doing bad manners'. But when you ask her what she knows about sex, she breaks into a shy smile, looks to her feet and giggles.

  7. Q&A: 'There Is Almost Total Impunity for Rape in Congo'

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Sexual violence against women has become part of modern warfare around the world. In some countries, women cannot even go out to draw water without fear of being attacked and raped.

  8. Brick by Brick, Women Builders Make Their Way in Brazil

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    It looks like any other construction site: wheelbarrows full of bricks, boards and steel bars trundling back and forth to a soundtrack of hammering, sawing and drilling. But there is a difference: some of the construction workers underneath the hard hats are women.

  9. As Canada's Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Nearly 600 people were arrested as global leaders and elites met behind a fortified perimetre during the G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto this weekend.

  10. WORLD: 'Anti-Counterfeit Deal Threatens Accessibility of Drugs'

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    A proposed anti-counterfeit trade deal between 10 countries and the European Union (EU) could create 'a new set of barriers to the export of generic medicines to low income countries'.