News headlines in November 2013, page 4

  1. Jobless Growth, the 21st Century Condition

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - The world's poorest countries are rethinking economic policies that - even during periods of breakneck growth - have failed to provide quality employment capable of matching a demographic boom.

  2. Taking Efforts to Fight Prejudice in Cuba to the Barrios

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    HAVANA, Nov 25 (IPS) - From a very young age, Irma Castañeda has braided her curly hair and cared for it with natural recipes inherited from her mother, ignoring the widespread conception that black women's hair is "ugly" or "bad".

  3. Philippines Warms Up to China

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    MANILA, Nov 25 (IPS) - After months of rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea, there are growing signs that the Philippine government is seeking to revive strained relations with Beijing. And no less than the Philippine President Benigno Aquino is spearheading the ongoing efforts to diplomatically resolve territorial disputes and prevent a disastrous conflict in the region.

  4. For Better or For Worse – Fracking in the Rustic Karoo

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    KAROO, South Africa, Nov 25 (IPS) - To the casual passer-by, Petrus Kabaliso and his wife Cynthia present a disarmingly rustic sight, seated as they are under the shade of a date palm at a truck stop in the scorching Karoo desert, in South Africa's Northern Cape province, a battered umbrella held jauntily over their heads.

  5. Creating a New Norm in Non-Circumcising Ethiopian Province

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, Nov 25 (IPS) - Chiang Both from Gambella, a remote and a traditionally non-circumcising province in Ethiopia that borders Sudan, volunteered to undergo the procedure despite his community's initial mistrust.  

  6. South Scores 11th-Hour Win on Climate Loss and Damage

    Sunday, November 24, 2013

    WARSAW, Nov 24 (IPS) - The U.N. climate talks in Warsaw ended in dramatic fashion Saturday evening in what looked like a schoolyard fight with a mob of dark-suited supporters packed around the weary combatants, Todd Stern of the United States and Sai Navoti of Fiji representing G77 nations.

  7. Historic Iran Deal Aims at Final Nuclear Resolution

    Sunday, November 24, 2013

    GENEVA, Nov 24 (IPS) - A momentous agreement over Iran's nuclear programme was officially announced shortly after 3:00 am local time by Iranian and French diplomats here on Nov. 24 following more than four days of grueling talks.

  8. Lebanon’s Splintered Law Wrecks Lives

    Sunday, November 24, 2013

    BEIRUT, Nov 24 (IPS) - Married women in Lebanon who suffer abuse at home remain at the mercy of the country's multitude of religious courts, because the hard-fought civil law against domestic violence has been stalled for a vote in parliament since the summer.

  9. A Google for India’s Poor

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    RAIPUR, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, an almost forgotten lot, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Many cannot read or write. But thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their cell phone and making their voice heard.

  10. Stakes over Iran Talks on the Rise

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (IPS) - As Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of at least four other major powers prepared to join talks with Iran in Geneva Saturday, the stakes over the eventual success or failure of the negotiations seem very much on the rise here.