News headlines in September 2013, page 5

  1. Trinidad's Farmers Outpaced by Climate Change

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 23 (IPS) - Dalchan Singh, a root crop farmer and board member of the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago, says the past year has seen drastic changes in the weather of this twin-island Caribbean nation.

  2. Israel Silent on Chemical Weapons

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    JERUSALEM, Sep 23 (IPS) - "Does Israel have chemical weapons too?" is the question posed by the U.S. publication Foreign Policy, citing a newly uncovered CIA document from 1983 which alleged that Israel is likely to have developed such weapons.

  3. Philippines Struggles With Muslim Rebels

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    MANILA, Sep 23 (IPS) - With the administration of Philippines President Benigno Aquino III devoting much of its political capital to resolving the conflict in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, which has claimed around 150,000 lives over decades, many came to believe in the genuine possibility of a new era of stability and economic prosperity in the region.

  4. Terrorists Rob Somalia of Healthcare

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    MOGADISHU, Sep 23 (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.

  5. Boats of Hope Head for Australian Rocks

    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    COLOMBO, Sep 22 (IPS) - It was a decision based on simple sums. Ananda, 28, from Weligama in the southern Sri Lankan district Matara decided to risk it all boarding a boat to Australia last year because he never had enough money.

  6. Robin Hood Activists Take Aim at Wall Street

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    NEW YORK, Sep 21 (IPS) - Five years after the 2008 world financial crisis and two years after the Occupy movement it triggered, U.S. critics of the financial sector are coalescing around the idea of a Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions.

  7. It's Afghanistan Again in a Turkish Town

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    CEYLANPINAR, Turkey, Sep 21 (IPS) - People run back home at dusk, just when the shooting intensifies. To Sha Mehmed the experience is familiar. He was 11 when he left his native Afghan village to settle in this small Turkish town on the border with Syria.

  8. Hard Times for Iran Hawks

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 21 (IPS) - Just three weeks ago, Washington's hawks, particularly of the pro-Israel neo-conservative variety, were flying high, suddenly filled with hope.

  9. U.S. Proposes Landmark Cap on CO2 from Power Plants

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Sep 20 (IPS) - Regulators here have taken the first major step of President Barack Obama's second term to scale back U.S. carbon emissions, proposing first-ever rules to dramatically reduce allowable greenhouse gas pollution for future power plants.

  10. Cuban Athletes Score against Violence

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    HAVANA, Sep 20 (IPS) - It is unusual to see Cuban sports legends in public service announcements. However, a handful of champions and rising young stars are wearing messages or appearing in TV spots against violence among men or toward women.