News headlines in February 2013, page 9

OP-ED: Making Cities Safe for Women and Girls

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DUBLIN, Feb 19 (IPS) - There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: This is not happening in my backyard.

“Censorship By Murder Will Not Silence Truth”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (IPS) - It was almost four o'clock in the morning on Feb. 18, 1990, when Dr. Manorani Saravanamuththu pulled into the driveway of No. 42 Castle Street, an old Portuguese-style home located in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

World's Nuclear Environment Remains Politically Toxic

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - The world's nuclear environment has increasingly turned politically toxic, replete with threats, accusations and open defiance of Security Council resolutions.

Taliban Running Out of Suicide Bombers

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PESHAWAR, Feb 19 (IPS) - Taliban militants have been losing grip over the handling of their would-be suicide bombers. Of late they failed to carry out their missions as planned.

Q&A: 'Neoliberalism Negates Human Rights'

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LISBON, Feb 19 (IPS) - Thousands of people marched through the streets of cities across Portugal "against exploitation and impoverishment" caused by the government's austerity cuts, in a protest organised by the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP), the country's largest trade union.

Correa Calls for Irreversible 'Citizens' Revolution'

Monday, February 18, 2013

QUITO, Feb 18 (IPS) - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa secured yesterday his third term in office by a landslide, after vowing to radically deepen his project of citizens' revolution by making the changes achieved thus far "irreversible", fully achieving the goals of eradicating poverty, transforming the model of production and consolidating the "rule of the people".

The Struggle to Keep Swaziland’s Primary Schools Free

Monday, February 18, 2013

MBABANE, Feb 18 (IPS) - As the Swazi government struggles to guarantee a no-cost nationwide primary school system, it finds itself sparring against school principals over the question if it is a lack of funds or an abundance of corruption that is standing in the way of its success. 

Erratic Weather Looms Above while Injustice Boils Below

Monday, February 18, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb 18 (IPS) - The "Spirit of America" is one of 10 ferries that carry passengers from Manhattan to Staten Island. Its keel – which lies on the bottom of the boat and carves through the waters of New York Harbour– was built with steel from the collapsed Twin Towers.  

India Tightens Child Labour Laws

Monday, February 18, 2013

NEW DELHI, Feb 18 (IPS) - After one of the six males under trial for the rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old woman was deemed an adolescent and therefore entitled to leniency, juvenile rights activists have found themselves pitted against irate members of the public demanding death sentences for all the perpetrators.

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