News headlines in July 2011, page 3

  1. /UPDATE**/ Libyan Rebel Military Leader Killed

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    The head of the Libyan rebel's armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen Thursday, the head of the rebel leadership said.

  2. Displaced Ivorians 'Too Afraid to Return'

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    More than half a million people remain displaced by Ivory Coast's post-election conflict and many are too afraid to return home for fear of ethnic reprisals, Amnesty International says in a report.

  3. Libya Opposition Arrests Senior Leader

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    General Abdel Fatah Younis, the chief of staff of the rebel forces in Libya, has been arrested by the National Transition Council.

  4. MEXICO: Barcoding Biodiversity Not Free of Risks, Activists Say

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    As the Barcode of Life project continues the work of sequencing specific segments of genes in Mexican animals and plants, there are some concerns about how to safeguard the biological samples collected from the threat of commercial exploitation.

  5. New Caricom Head Takes Over Bloc in Disarray

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    As he basks in the congratulatory messages coming from countries near and far, Irwin LaRocque knows the next three years will not be easy for him and the Caribbean regional integration movement.

  6. SOMALIA: 'I Carried Him a Whole Day While He Was Dead, Thinking He Was Alive'

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    As the first of food aid from the United Nations World Food Programme was airlifted into Mogadishu on Wednesday, it came too late for Qadija Ali’s two- year-old son Farah.

  7. BRAZIL: Small-Scale Land Speculators Contribute to Amazon Deforestation

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Many migrants from southern Brazil who clear forests in Brazil’s state of Amazonas are making their living as small-scale land speculators and not as farmers or as cattle ranchers, new research has found.

  8. ZIMBABWE: Bleak Future for Second-Hand Clothes Traders

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for second-hand clothes traders like Susanne Jabavu to do business because of rising costs to import bales of clothing from neighbouring countries.

  9. Ex-PM Says Taliban Offer Talks For Pullout Date

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    The Taliban leadership is ready to negotiate peace with the United States right now if Washington indicates its willingness to provide a timetable for complete withdrawal, according to a former Afghan prime minister who set up a secret meeting between a senior Taliban official and a U.S. general two years ago.

  10. Impunity Reigns in Restive Pakistani Province, Report Says

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    'First, they bound my arms, and then they threw me on the ground face down. The interrogators pulled my head back by grabbing my hair and kept asking, 'Who are you?'