News headlines in September 2013, page 4

  1. Tallying the Benefits of Climate Action

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - More than a half-dozen governments on Tuesday launched a yearlong collaborative investigation into the economic benefits of taking broad action to combat global climate action.

  2. Pressure Mounts to Cap Airline Emissions

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - A contentious global agreement on how to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the global airline industry will be at the top of the agenda over the next two weeks at an international summit, potentially solidifying details that have yet to emerge after more than a decade and a half of talks.

  3. Breaking U.N. Protocol, Brazil Lambastes U.S. Spying

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - Throwing diplomatic protocol to the winds, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a blistering attack on the United States for illegally infiltrating its communications network, surreptitiously intercepting phone calls, and breaking into the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations.

  4. Ladakh Invites New Scarcities

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    LADAKH, India, Sep 24 (IPS) - The Ladakh of today is a different world from the one Skarma Namgiyal remembers as a child. Back then, he had taken for granted the breathtaking beauty of its landscape, the purity of the cold mountain air, and the sweet taste of water in its streams.

  5. Cracks Widen Among Syrian Rebels

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    AD-DANA, Idlib Province, Syria, Sep 24 (IPS) - Scorching flames from a makeshift oil refinery sting eyes and the fumes choke throats near the top of a hill in northwestern Syria, where Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters gather for fuel, coffee and phone calls as darkness falls.

  6. From Tanzania to Brazil in the Hold of a Ship

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 24 (IPS) - Ornela Mbenga Sebo, a young Congolese woman, escaped in 2011 from a rebel camp in Tanzania where she was being held as a slave and stowed away in the garbage bay of a merchant ship, with no idea where it was headed.

  7. Nairobi Attack Exposes Flawed U.S. Terror Policies

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - In the aftermath of the worst terror attack in East Africa in three years, foreign policy scholars here are urging the U.S. government to rethink its counter-terror policy in the region.

  8. Speculation over Iran-U.S. Détente Continues Apace

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - On the eve of a possible – if seemingly accidental – encounter between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the corridors of the U.N. Secretariat building Tuesday, speculation over the possibility of détente between Washington and Tehran has become rampant.

  9. Making Local People Stewards of the Earth

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, Sep 23 (IPS) - The lack of land rights is a crisis not just for local people but for all of humanity, warned organisers at an international conference here.

  10. Kenya Forces Mount Assault to End Mall Siege

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Sep 23 (IPS) - Heavy and sustained gunfire has been heard from the Nairobi mall where the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamist rebel group Al Shabab are holed up, holding an unknown number of civilians hostage.