News headlines in November 2010, page 3

  1. U.S.: Wikileaks Reveals Treacherous Terrain for Iran Policy

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    The leaked reports sent by U.S. officials abroad to Washington reveal a treacherous playing field for the United States in the Middle East.

  2. CHILE: Doubt Cast on Government's Commitment to Human Rights

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    The Chilean government's commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights has been called into question by a new report by a university human rights centre.

  3. Leaked Cables Cast Light on Bungled CIA Kidnapping

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Wikileaks' spectacular paper dump of U.S. diplomatic cables may not yet have produced any blockbusters, but many of the restricted or secret documents released to the world on Sunday have served to peel back the scabs of serious injuries inflicted by the administration of George W. Bush.

  4. U.S.: Clock Ticks on Immigration Reform Bill

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Democratic lawmakers will attempt to summon up their waning power by using the so-called 'lame duck' session of Congress to pass what will likely be the closest they will get to comprehensive immigration reform.

  5. CENTRAL AMERICA: Big Steps Forward for Nascent Recycling Industry

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Waste recycling as a way to save money, create jobs and take care of the environment is finding footing in Central America, where hundreds of tonnes of paper, plastic, tyres and other products are now being marketed through innovative initiatives.

  6. CLIMATE CHANGE: Will Year of Extremes End with a Whimper?

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    This year will likely be the warmest ever recorded, with soaring ocean temperatures resulting in a near record die-off of tropical corals, extreme heat and drought in Russia and massive flooding in Pakistan - all signs that climate change has taken hold.

  7. Zambia Must Fulfill Promises to Children Living With AIDS

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Less than one in four Zambian children who should be on life-saving anti-retroviral drugs is receiving them. The country planned to increase the number of children on ARVs from the present 20,000 to 120,000, but inadequate facilities pose a major stumbling block.

  8. Slowly Winning Fight Against FGM in Northern Senegal

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    The harm done by female genital mutilation is still enormous in Podor, a city in the north of Senegal, say officials at the local hospital. While the practice is declining slightly, some religious leaders in the region still support it.

  9. MIGRATION: Swiss Vote In an 'Illegal Law'

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Just a year after banning the construction of minarets, Swiss voters have approved a right-wing initiative demanding the automatic expulsion of criminal foreigners. The initiative violates international law.

  10. India Bleeding Through Illegal Transfers

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    A new report suggesting that illegal transfers of funds into accounts abroad by India’s corrupt politicians, officials and businessmen average 19.3 billion dollars a year could turn out to be a 'gross underestimate', watchdogs warn.