News headlines in June 2012, page 3

  1. Indian Ocean Rim Countries Battered by Disasters — Part 2

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    The heat wave in the Indian state of Orissa, which saw a 10-degree Celsius increase in summer temperatures last month, claimed 21 lives, according to government sources; unofficial estimates counted 87 deaths.

  2. Waking Up to the Price of Corruption

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Weeks ahead of a national election in Papua New Guinea, 3000 people gathered in the capital, Port Moresby, for the sixth annual Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk against Corruption organised by Transparency International, PNG, to peacefully protest about an issue that affects every aspect of citizens’ lives.

  3. Malawi Businesses Lose Out after AU Summit Cancelled

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Small and large businesses in Malawi are counting their losses following the cabinet’s decision not to host the African Union summit in July.

  4. Honduras Committed to Protecting Marine Treasures

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Honduras, in the heart of Central America, normally makes headlines for its political upheavals and violence. But sometimes there is good news, too. It is one of only a few countries with a shark sanctuary off its coasts, and it has just created a protected area around a reef of a coral species formerly on the brink of extinction.

  5. Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    The economic crisis is fuelling the search for less individualistic ways of life in Spain, and a growing interest in urban agriculture has given rise to flourishing community gardens on vacant lots in cities and towns.

  6. Cambodian Opposition Plans to Wake Up

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Cambodia’s fragmented opposition parties are promising to work together, rather than compete against each other for votes in the next election. All it took was another crushing victory at the polls by the country’s ruling party.

  7. Asylum Seekers Protest in Silence

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Terrible images are filtering in from the German Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, where one woman and six men have sewn their mouths shut, threading fishing wire through their lips to symbolise a point of no return in their hunger strike.

  8. CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Kunasekaran Krishnan (43) is a member of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) who hopes his newly released CD of 10 'revolutionary songs' will help convince voters to back the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance) in the general election that is widely expected to be held this year.

  9. Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Business will push for the freeing up of trade in green goods and services, at the upcoming summit of heads of state of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialised and emerging countries in Mexico.

  10. Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Pakistan’s efforts to contain polio in areas bordering Afghanistan may have received a setback following the conviction of a doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccine programme to locate Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.