News headlines in October 2010, page 4

  1. HAITI: Cholera Outbreak Highlights Clean Water Crisis

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    The man arrived from Arcahaie, near St. Marc in central Haiti where a cholera outbreak exploded last week, initially overwhelming the local medical grid. It was an hour's journey to a hospital in Lafiteau, near the capital, where he died on Sunday.

  2. Runaway Global Economy Decimating Nature

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    One-fifth of all birds, fish and animals are threatened with extinction - as many as six million unique and irreplaceable forms of life — an authoritative new assessment warned Wednesday.

  3. Fake Medicines may Kill a Million a Year

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Central and Eastern Europe is facing 'significant challenges' in combating a multi-billion euro, and often lethal, trade in fake medicines, security and pharmaceutical groups have warned.

  4. Finding More Fish, Between Egypt and Vietnam

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Combine the experience of Africa's leading freshwater fish producer with that of one of Asia's fastest-growing mariculture sectors. Fisheries experts in Egypt and Vietnam hope it will lead to a robust aquaculture industry that utilises both river and sea to feed growing populations and generate export revenues.

  5. China Haunts Indian PM's Tour

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    When Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returns home from his current tour of Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam he will likely reflect on how closely the spectre of a an assertive China had dogged his travels.

  6. RIGHTS-JAPAN: Motherhood Is A Choice, Say Activists

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    For years, Kanako Nashimura longed to have a child, but was diagnosed as having a blocked fallopian tube. Encouraged by her husband and in-laws, she tried various fertility treatments, but not one of them worked.

  7. SRI LANKA: Rising Bread Prices Expose Trade Vulnerabilities

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    There was a time when being a breadseller here in Colombo enabled Charmindha to have modest dreams. But the teenager from Sri Lanka’s rural south has been seeing his daily earnings slide in the last two months, and indications are that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  8. ARGENTINA: Kirchner's Death Raises Questions About President Fernández

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    The death of former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) Wednesday brought to an end the political partnership he formed with his wife, President Cristina Fernández. Now all eyes are on her.

  9. SOUTH AFRICA: Draft Bill Is 'A Charter for Rogues'

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    A coalition of civil society groups marched to South Africa's Parliament on Oct. 27 to protest against the draft version of a new Protection of Information Bill. 'This bill is a betrayal of all the democratic principles we fought for,' anti-apartheid stalwart Kader Asmal told the crowd.

  10. BRAZIL: Workers' Party Support Base Redoubles Efforts for Victory

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Every vote counts for the two candidates competing for the presidency of Brazil in next Sunday's runoff, and the governing Workers' Party (PT) is galvanising its electoral base into active campaigning, after the complacency instilled by eight years in power.