News headlines in June 2011, page 3

  1. AFRICA: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.

  2. AFRICA: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.

  3. MEXICO: Native Community Defends Land Against Loggers, Organised Crime

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    'Our patience has run out,' says Mary, an indigenous woman with three children to care for on her own, since her husband was kidnapped from his home by an armed group. In this town in western Mexico, local residents have begun to defend themselves with sticks and stones against illegal loggers and organised crime groups that are their allies.

  4. CARIBBEAN: Regional Bloc Struggles to Implement Agenda

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, including the new Haitian President Michel Martelly, will gather here Friday for their annual summit as impatience grows with an array of stalled regional integration initiatives.

  5. BRAZIL: Politicians Out of Sync with Public Sentiment on the Environment

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    The environmental movement continues to gain credibility and support as scientific findings confirm its warnings and natural disasters become increasingly frequent. Yet this growing awareness has yet to reach political decision makers in countries like Brazil, much to the frustration of environmentalists.

  6. Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Bill

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    The Greek parliament has passed an austerity package by a slim majority to slash 40 billion dollars off the national debt.

  7. Q&A: 'Africa Can Provide More Than Minerals in South-South Trade'

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    South-South co-operation is firmly on Africa’s agenda. Leading the way is South Africa, which has recently joined up with Brazil, Russia, India and China’s BRIC formation to form a new global grouping of emerging markets, known as BRICS.

  8. Taliban Fighters Attack Landmark Kabul Hotel

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    An overnight assault by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers on a major hotel in Kabul has ended with the killing of the attackers by security forces and the deaths of up to 10 other people, according to officials.

  9. SUDAN: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.

  10. SUDAN: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.