News headlines in September 2014, page 3

  1. Obama Blasts Brutality and Bullying, but Not by Israel

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, he was outspoken in his criticism of Russia for bullying Ukraine, Syria for its brutality towards its own people, and terrorists of all political stripes for the death and destruction plaguing Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

  2. Comprehensive Sex Education: A Pending Task in Latin America

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 25 (IPS) - In most Latin American countries schools now provide sex education, but with a focus that is generally restricted to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases – an approach that has not brought about significant modifications in the behaviour of adolescents, especially among the poor.

  3. OPINION: Delivering on the Promises of the Global Partnership for Development

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Persistent gaps between the promises made, and actually delivered, by developed countries to developing countries, hold back efforts to improve people's lives and end poverty.

  4. The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 25 (IPS) - Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanour and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants.

  5. Where Women Don’t Work

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sep 25 (IPS) - Saleema Bibi graduated from medical school 15 years ago – but to this day, the 40-year-old resident of Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, has never been able to practice as a professional.

  6. Africa Pays the Price of Low Harvests Thanks to Costly Fertilisers

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    CHIMOIO, Mozambique, Sep 25 (IPS) - Eherculano Thomas Rice, is pleased to have harvested 40 bags of white maize from his eight-hectare field in Chimoio, in Mozambique's Manica Province. But he knows that his productivity and yield would be higher if he had been able to afford to buy fertiliser to add to his crop.

  7. OPINION: ISIS Appeals to a Longing for the Caliphate

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    OXFORD, Sep 24 (IPS) - When, all of a sudden, ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) emerged on the scene and in a matter of days occupied large swathes of mainly Sunni-inhabited parts of Iraq and Syria, including Iraq's second city Mosul and Tikrit, birthplace of Saddam Hussein, and called itself the Islamic State, many people, not least Western politicians and intelligence services, were taken by surprise.

  8. ‘Therapeutic Abortion’ Could Soon Be Legal in Chile

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Sep 24 (IPS) - Chile, one of the most conservative countries in Latin America, is getting ready for an unprecedented debate on the legalisation of therapeutic abortion, which is expected to be approved this year.

  9. Climate Summit: Much Talk, A Bit of Walk

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - Speaking to more than 120 heads of state at the U.N. Climate Summit, actor and newly appointed U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio made clear the long-ranging impact of the attendees' decisions.

  10. The Time Has Come for Agroecology

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    ROME, Sep 24 (IPS) - "It is time for a new agricultural model that ensures that enough quality food is produced where it is most needed, that preserves nature and that delivers ecosystem services of local and global relevance" – in a word, it is time for agroecology.