News headlines in September 2013, page 2

  1. Victims Memorial in Spain Awaits Names of the Dead

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    MALAGA, Spain, Sep 27 (IPS) - A pyramid is being built in the old San Rafael cemetery in the southern Spanish city of Málaga - a monument to thousands of people shot by firing squads here during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War and the 1939-1975 dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.

  2. CO2 Reshaping the Planet, Meta-Analysis Confirms

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    NANTES, France, Sep 27 (IPS) - Greenland will eventually truly become green as most of its massive ice sheet is destined to melt, the authoritative U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported Friday.

  3. Latin America Stirs the Marijuana Pot

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    MEXICO CITY/MONTEVIDEO, Sep 27 (IPS) - In Latin America, where marijuana is the most widely consumed illegal drug, there is basically no home-grown research into its effects and properties. But possible legalisation in Uruguay and the Mexican capital could open the door to new studies.

  4. Pakistani Gays Stifled in Closet Living

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Sep 27 (IPS) - It took fifty-something Sameer*, father of two, 25 years of marriage and deceit to eventually break free and come out of the closet three years back.

  5. OP-ED: The U.S.-Iran Wrestling Match

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 27 (IPS) - From Tehran's perspective, the current negotiations between Iran and the United States may be best described as a wrestling match.

  6. U.S. Projects 17-Percent Emissions Reduction by 2020

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 27 (IPS) - The United States has formally told the United Nations that it is on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 17-percent by the end of the decade, assuming that currently proposed regulations are implemented.

  7. Sudan's 'Wanted' President Skips U.N. General Assembly

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - Sudan's beleaguered president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who threatened to visit the United Nations despite an arrest warrant for war crimes, has backed out at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

  8. Bloody Days in Sudan

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    KHARTOUM, Sep 26 (IPS) - Activists claim that more than one hundred people have been killed and thousands injured during demonstrations in Sudan following the removal of fuel subsidies.

  9. Rising Temperatures Hurt Pollination – and Food Production

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    HAVANA, Sep 26 (IPS) - A rise in temperature modifies the physiological features of some plants – a consequence of climate change that is less perceptible than stronger and more frequent hurricanes, but just as harmful to food production.

  10. Survivors Question U.N. Focus on Legalising Sex Work

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - The age-old debate over how to regulate sex work has led to a rift between the United Nations and anti-trafficking organisations, which are pressuring the world body to rethink its position following two reports that advocate decriminalising all aspects of prostitution.