News headlines in April 2013, page 19

Q&A: A Healthy Verdict from India

Friday, April 05, 2013

Getting Past Aid to Develop

Friday, April 05, 2013

PARIS, Apr 05 (IPS) - With the level of Western aid to the world's poorest countries declining amid the global financial crisis, economists are calling for "innovative" means of development that range from proper taxation of multinationals to laws that ensure gender equality.

Women Take the Stage Against Taliban

Friday, April 05, 2013

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 05 (IPS) - The Taliban may have placed a ban on theatre, but women in Pakistan's northern provinces won't allow the threat of the militants' reprisals to keep them off the stage.

Children Learn Lessons of Commerce on the Streets of Zimbabwe

Friday, April 05, 2013

, Apr 05 (IPS) - Susan Sithole* is 14 and should be in grade nine or Form Two, according to Zimbabwe's education system, learning her lessons in Mathematics, English and other subjects.

Libya Intervention More Questionable in Rear View Mirror

Friday, April 05, 2013

WASHINGTON, Apr 05 (IPS) - While the tenth anniversary last month of Washington's invasion of Iraq provoked overwhelmingly negative reviews of the adventure except among its most die-hard neo-conservative proponents, a more recent - albeit far less dramatic and costly - intervention has faded almost completely from public notice.

U.S. Banks Too Big to Fail, or Just Too Big?

Friday, April 05, 2013

WASHINGTON, Apr 05 (IPS) - Following last week's approval of U.S. Senate bills that critics say would weaken a major financial reform law known as Dodd-Frank, watchdog groups here are cautioning that banks deemed "too big to fail" still pose a risk to U.S. and international economic security.

Universities “Not Living up to Missions” on Global Health Research

Thursday, April 04, 2013

WASHINGTON, Apr 04 (IPS) - A first-time ranking of 54 top research universities in the United States and Canada has found that a miniscule percentage of funding goes to neglected diseases, despite the outsized influence that public universities play in developing medicines for illnesses often ignored by the private sector.

Guarded Optimism Over Iran Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 04, 2013

ALMATY, Apr 04 (IPS) - With talks over Iran's nuclear ambitions set to resume Apr. 5 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, there is guarded optimism that negotiators can build on the moderate breakthroughs made in discussions held earlier this year.

Investing in Renewable Energy Means Investing in Lives

Thursday, April 04, 2013

PORT-LOUIS, Apr 04 (IPS) - Residents of Albion, a small village in Pointe-aux-Caves, western Mauritius, say that by opposing the construction of a new coal power plant near their homes, they are defending their constitutional right to live.

French Senate Debates Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, April 04, 2013

DOHA, Apr 04 (IPS) - French senators have begun examining a controversial bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption, prompting protests by opponents keen to see the reform thrown out.

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