News headlines in May 2011, page 3

  1. A Candle in the Darkness — Amnesty Turns 50

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Thousands of people worldwide raised glasses in a toast to freedom over the weekend to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th anniversary.

  2. HEALTH: Poor States Should Start Campaign to Extend Patent Rights

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Pharmaceutical industries in emerging markets are shifting their focus away from poor to developed countries, which will affect access to cheap generic medicines. Poor states should tackle this development by capitalising on the international trade exemptions they still enjoy regarding medicines as 'intellectual property'.

  3. HONDURAS: Zelaya Says Coup Was International Conspiracy

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    After his return to Honduras put an end to two years of exile, former President Manuel Zelaya said the coup in which he was removed on Jun. 28, 2009 was the work of an 'international conspiracy' that should be investigated.

  4. CENTRAL AMERICA: Caught in the Rain Without an Umbrella

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    'A year ago the river burst its banks; my house was ruined, I lost everything and I'm still waiting for help,' Candelaria Peneleu told IPS from her modest home in Palín in the southern province of Escuintla, an area of Guatemala that was devastated last year by tropical storm Agatha.

  5. Explosions Greet Nigerian President's New Term

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Bomb blasts hit a military base in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday, killing ten and injuring more than a dozen just hours after the swearing in ceremony of President Goodluck Jonathan in the capital, Abuja. News reports also said three others died in a bombing in Zuba, just outside the capital.

  6. ARGENTINA: Power Still Overwhelmingly in Men's Hands

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    In Argentina the overwhelming majority of decision-making posts in the most diverse areas are occupied by men, with the exception of the presidency, held by Cristina Fernández.

  7. CHINA: HIV Patients Find Treatment but Face Discrimination

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Despite notable successes in the battle against HIV and AIDS in China, discrimination against infected people remains rife here and critics continue to question the Chinese government over allocation of treatment funds.

  8. UKRAINE: Murder Case Reopens Can of Worms

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Accused of being unfriendly towards journalists, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich has surprised the world by starting an investigation for abuse of power against former president Leonid Kuchma over the murder of an opposition journalist in 2000.

  9. PHILIPPINES: Biodiversity Threatened Before It’s Discovered

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    'Every time we go in the water, someone discovers something that's never been seen before,' says Dr. Terrence Gosliner, leader of the ongoing 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition.

  10. INDIA: Violations May Hit Vaccination Plans

    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    After a government report confirmed major ethical violations in trials of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines on Indian schoolgirls, senior doctors are calling for transparency in clinical trials conducted under private-public partnerships.