News headlines in October 2012, page 4

  1. Defying Foreclosures in Spain

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    MÁLAGA, Spain, Oct 25 (IPS) - Shouting slogans against bank foreclosures, dozens of protesters in this southern Spanish city gathered Wednesday to prevent the eviction of a Moroccan family who couldn’t afford to meet their mortgage payments.

  2. Sorting Out Mexico City’s Chaotic Transport System

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (IPS) - Greater integration of public passenger transport is a major challenge facing the next government of the Mexican capital, one of the most traffic-congested cities in the world, if it wants to guarantee people the right to mobility.

  3. Rights Report on Iran Highlights Executions, Political Prisoners

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - More than a year into his mandate, Ahmed Shaheed, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, told the Third Committee of the U.N. General Assembly this week that the rights situation in Iran remains critical, especially as it pertains to human rights defenders, journalists, and religious and ethnic minorities.

  4. Japan Struggling to Store Nuclear Water*

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    DOHA, Oct 25 (IPS) - Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tonnes of highly contaminated water used to cool the broken reactors, the manager of the water treatment team has said.

  5. IRAN : Khamenei Likely to Hold Onto Weakened Ahmadinejad

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    TEHRAN, Oct 25 (IPS) - Amid growing and increasingly harsh criticism of his handling of the economy, talk of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s removal has regained momentum in Iran in recent weeks.

  6. Conservationists Call for Ugandans to Stop Eating Chimps

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    ALBERTINE RIFT REGION, Uganda, Oct 25 (IPS) - Conservationists struggling to protect the remaining population of Ugandan chimpanzees have raised concerns that people around wildlife reserves in the west of the country have taken to eating the primates.

  7. Egypt Revolution Makes It Worse for Women

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    CAIRO, Oct 25 (IPS) - During the uprising that toppled Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, pressing the revolution’s demands for freedom, justice and dignity. But those who hoped the revolution would make them equal partners in Egypt’s future claim they may be worse off now than under Mubarak’s authoritarian rule.

  8. Entrepreneurs and Women: Keys to Growth in Africa

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    DEAUVILLE, France, Oct 25 (IPS) - The international financial crash of the late 2000s created more than a global economic recession: it accentuated popular doubts about the paradigms on which our economies are built and prompted a closer look at two crucial drivers of economic growth: women and entrepreneurship.

  9. Cattle Smugglers Thwart Pious Muslims

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 25 (IPS) - Muslims around the world will soon celebrate Eidul Azha, otherwise known as the ‘feast of the sacrifice’, the second most important festival day on the Islamic calendar.

  10. Pacific Island Sets Renewable Energy Record

    Thursday, October 25, 2012