News headlines in January 2011, page 5

  1. Forest Summit Seeks 'People-Friendly' Solutions

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Earlier this month, on a hot and humid day in the Jambi province of Indonesia, a group of local farmers was critically injured after being shot as they attempted to harvest fruit on a contested palm plantation.

  2. ARGENTINA-BRAZIL: Powerful Women Leaders Face Similar Challenges

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The high popularity levels of their predecessors smoothed the way for Cristina Fernández and Dilma Rousseff to become presidents of Argentina and Brazil. But they also share the challenge of governing the two biggest countries in South America's Mercosur trade bloc, in the shadow of the leaders who went before them.

  3. PERU: Environmental Crime Doesn't Pay

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Caudalosa workers clean up mining tailings in the Opamayo River. - Milagros Salazar/IPS IPS
  4. Global Muslim Population Growing but Slowing

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The world's Muslim population will increase by 35 percent in the next 20 years, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life.

  5. ALGERIA: Civil Society Demands End to State of Emergency

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The lifting of the state of emergency that has been in force in Algeria for nearly 20 years has emerged as a rallying point for groups united for democratic change.

  6. MIDEAST: In the Ring, It’s Peaceful Attack

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The opening bell resounds through the bomb shelter turned boxing club located in the western part of the city. A Palestinian boxer swiftly jumps from his corner, moves across the ring, trades punches with his Israeli opponent.

  7. VIETNAM: Communist Party Steps on Already Stifled Newspapers

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    A week after Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party ended its pivotal congress of the country’s political elite, there is little evidence in the state-controlled media of a possible return to the openness that once saw high-profile corruption scandals exposed in print here.

  8. JAPAN: New Law May Protect Children from Abusive Parents

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    For years, Toshikazu Takahashi, director of the sixty-year-old St. Francis Children’s Home child care facility, has grappled with the difficult of issue of protecting battered children from their abusive parents.

  9. SRI LANKA: East Reels Under Triple Whammy

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The name Mawilaru will be indelibly linked to the history of over 25 years of civil strife in Sri Lanka, especially its bloody end. It was here that the final phase of the war was triggered in June 2006.

  10. Public Unrest Boils Over in Albania

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    The Albanian opposition is set to hold another mass rally on Friday, even though three people were killed during an anti-government demonstration last week, allegedly by armed forces of the Ministry of Interior.