News headlines in October 2014, page 3

  1. The Invisible Reality of Spain’s Homeless

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    MÁLAGA, Spain, Oct 28 (IPS) - "It's easy to end up on the street. It's not because you led a bad life; you lose your job and you can't afford to pay rent," says David Cerezo while he waits for lunch to be served by a humanitarian organisation in this city in southern Spain.

  2. Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (IPS) - U.S. and Iranian negotiators are working on a compromise approach to the issue of Iran's uranium enrichment capabilities, which the Barack Obama administration has said in the past Iran was refusing to make concessions on.

  3. OPINION: The West Prefers Military Order Against History

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (IPS) - More senseless bombing of Muslims, more defeats for the United States-West, more ISIS-type movements, more West-Islam polarisation. Any way out?

  4. Bougainville Voices Say ‘No’ to Mining

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    SYDNEY, Oct 28 (IPS) - The viability of reopening the controversial Panguna copper mine in the remote mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the east of Papua New Guinea, has been the focus of discussions led by local political leaders and foreign mining interests over the past four years.

  5. Good Twins or Evil Twins? U.S., China Could Tip the Climate Balance

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    BONN, Oct 27 (IPS) - China and the United States are responsible for 35 percent of global carbon emissions but could do their part to keep climate change to less than two degrees C by adopting best energy efficiency standards, a new analysis shows.

  6. OPINION: Ebola, Human Rights, and Poverty – Making the Links

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachussetts, Oct 27 (IPS) - The catastrophic Ebola crisis unfolding in West Africa offers many lessons, not least for global anti-poverty efforts. These will culminate in a set of targets, to be agreed by the United Nations in 2015, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  7. A Jungle Shrine Awaits its Blessed Moment

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    MADHU, Sri Lanka, Oct 27 (IPS) - Rising out of a thick forest about 17 km from the nearest main road, the Madhu Church is a symbol of spiritual harmony and tranquility. When the wind blows you hear the leaves rustle. Other times a solemn silence hangs in the air. Old-timers say that once, almost an entire generation ago, the grass grew six feet high in the church compound, and elephants wandered through it.

  8. “Yeil” – The New Energy Buzzword in Argentina

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    NEUQUÉN, Argentina, Oct 27 (IPS) - In Argentina they call it "yeil", the hispanicised version of "shale". But while these unconventional gas and oil reserves are seen by many as offering a means to development and a route towards energy self-sufficiency, others believe the term should fall into disuse because the global trend is towards clean, renewable sources of energy.

  9. Zimbabwe’s Rich Fuel Inequality Through Illicit Financial Flows

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    HARARE, Oct 27 (IPS) - Zimbabwe has lost 12 billion dollars in illicit financial flows over the last three decades and experts say this illegal practice is perpetuating social inequalities and poverty in this southern African nation.

  10. OPINION: Where Governments Fail, It’s Up to the People to Rise

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    WARSAW, Oct 27 (IPS) - Pomerania in northern Poland is famous for its unpolluted environment, fertile soils and historic heritage. So far, these valuable farmlands have been free from heavy industry but that situation might change as a shadow looms over the lives of Pomeranians.