News headlines in November 2013, page 2

  1. Uganda’s First Female Funeral Director – From Taboo to Mainstream

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    KAMPALA, Nov 28 (IPS) - Uganda may have the third-highest fertility rate in the world but where there is life, death is inevitable. And it is a certainty that Regina Mukiibi Mugongo made the most of when she became this East African nation's first ever funeral director almost two decades ago.

  2. Femicides in Brazil Hit Civil War Proportions

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (IPS) - The number of femicides – gender-related murders – in Brazil has reached civil war-like proportions. In just 10 years 40,000 women were killed in this country merely for being women, say activists leading the fight against gender violence.

  3. Green-Friendly Enterprise Helps Save Biggest Caribbean Wetlands

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    CIÉNAGA DE ZAPATA, Cuba, Nov 28 (IPS) - The 18 communities in Cuba's Ciénaga de Zapata, the largest wetlands in the Caribbean, have long survived on the abundant local hunting and fishing and by producing charcoal. But that is no longer possible, due to climate change.

  4. GM Crop Could Migrate Dangerously

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (IPS) - Food security activists who secured a moratorium on introducing genetically modified brinjal (aubergine) into India fear that their efforts are being undermined by the release of GM brinjal in neighbouring Bangladesh.

  5. U.S. Seeks to Stem Flood of Political “Dark Money”

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (IPS) - The U.S. government has proposed strengthening an obscure tax-status designation that supporters say could significantly impact upon the massive amounts of anonymous money that have come to define U.S. politics over the past two campaign cycles.

  6. LGBT Immigrants Face Rampant Assault in U.S. Jails

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (IPS) - Gay and transsexual immigrants who enter the U.S. detention system face high levels of sexual abuse, new research warns, at times leading them to decide to return to their home countries rather than stay to fight a legal battle.

  7. An Embittered Riyadh May Weigh Nuclear Option

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - Saudi Arabia's unyielding opposition to last week's interim nuclear agreement with Iran has triggered speculation about its own projection of military power in the Middle East.

  8. CARICOM Chastises Dominican Republic over Deportations

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    PORT OF SPAIN, Nov 27 (IPS) - Outraged at a court ruling that would potentially render stateless thousands of Dominican people of Haitian descent, the Caribbean Community on Tuesday suspended the Dominican Republic's bid to join the 15-member regional grouping.

  9. Pros and Cons of Uganda’s New ARV Therapy for Pregnant Women

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    KAMPALA, Nov 27 (IPS) - Uganda has gotten plenty of kudos and some criticism over its roll out of the new antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women and their babies, known as Option B +.

  10. Peru’s New Cybercrime Law Undermines Transparency Legislation

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    LIMA, Nov 27 (IPS) - A new law against cybercrime that restricts the use of data and freedom of information in Peru clashes with earlier legislation, on transparency, which represented a major stride forward in citizen rights.