News headlines in September 2013

Push for Transparency in U.S.-Mexico Drilling Agreement

Monday, September 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sep 30 (IPS) - As lawmakers here prepare to take up legislation that would green-light a U.S.-Mexico agreement on oil-and-gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, development and rights groups are urging them to reject a proposal that would exempt involved companies from new disclosure requirements.

Ninja Citizen Journalists Don’t Claim to Be Impartial

Monday, September 30, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 30 (IPS) - The citizen journalists of Midia Ninja, who have covered the protests that broke out across Brazil in June right in the thick of things, are part of a new kind of reporting: one that is proud to be biased.

BOOKS: Americana, a Filipino Story

Monday, September 30, 2013

NEW YORK, Sep 30 (IPS) - One of the fastest-growing Asian immigrant groups in the United States, Filipinos are perceived as the most likely to assimilate with ease.  That is, of course, if you're looking from the outside in.

/CORRECTED REPEAT/Healthcare Loses Support in Somalia

Monday, September 30, 2013

MOGADISHU, Sep 30 (IPS) - Maryan Yusuf, 39, is weak and barely able to speak because of her excruciating pain. A few hours earlier she delivered a baby at Somalia's Afgooye Hospital, where essential drugs are dwindling at an alarming rate.

The Medicines Are Fake, the Illnesses Real

Monday, September 30, 2013

SYDNEY, Sep 30 (IPS) - Reports of fraudulent medicines in the south-west Pacific island states of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have drawn attention to the need for more public awareness of the lethal trade and its tragic consequences.

'Interrogating' an Assad Militiaman

Monday, September 30, 2013

MA’ARRET AN-NU'MAN (Idlib Province, Syria), Sep 30 (IPS) - The prisoner is led, handcuffed and dirty, into what until last year served as a school. "A shabiha," said one of the anti-regime rebels in the room. "We found him two days ago at a checkpoint."

More Egyptian Unrest Rises in Social Media

Sunday, September 29, 2013

BERKELEY, California, Sep 29 (IPS) - Gory social media images that fueled the global Jihadist influx into Syria 18 months ago are back. But this time the outpouring is coming from Egypt.

Weakening Al-Shabaab Finds New Aggression

Saturday, September 28, 2013

ADDIS ABABA, Sep 28 (IPS) - Strong action now expected against the al-Shabaab group may well end up strengthening the group rather than weakening it, local people fear. The extremist group is suspected of involvement in the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Climate Change Report “Gives No Reason for Optimism”

Saturday, September 28, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 28 (IPS) - Amidst rumours that global warming has slowed over the past 15 years, the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that each of the last three decades has been warmer than any preceding decade since 1850.

Weakening Al-Shabaab Seeks New Aggression

Friday, September 27, 2013

ADDIS ABABA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Strong action now expected against the al-Shabaab group may well end up strengthening the group rather than weakening it, local people fear. The extremist group is suspected of involvement in the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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