News headlines in August 2015, page 4

  1. Climate Change Shrinking Uganda’s Lakes and Fish

    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    KAMPALA, Aug 22 (IPS) - Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.

  2. China’s Economy Has Sounded the Alert; Will Latin America Listen?

    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Aug 22 (IPS) - For years, Latin America has exported its raw materials to China's voracious factories, fuelling economic growth. But now that the Asian giant is putting a priority on domestic consumption over industrial production, how will this region react?

  3. UAE Wins Hearts and Minds at World Exhibition in Milan

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    MILAN, Aug 21 (IPS) - She only turned nine last June. But Mahra Mustafa has become a celebrity at the Expo Milan. She stars as Sara in ‘The Family Tree', a short film on the UAE's heritage being screened at the United Arab Emirates pavilion. Sara is in fact the face of young, dynamic and innovative Emirates.

  4. U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - The United States is providing a thinly-veiled cover virtually legitimising the use of cluster bombs – banned by an international convention – by Saudi Arabia and its allies in their heavy fighting against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

  5. UK, France Agree to New Measures to Tackle Migration Crisis

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - In response to the rapidly growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers flooding European shores, France and the UK have announced new measures to crack down on English Channel crossings.

  6. Opinion: Mexico’s Gruesome War Against Migrants

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 21 (IPS) - "Pray for me."

    Those are the last words Eva Nohemi Hernández Murillo told her mother, Elida Yolanda, through a patchy phone line on the evening of Aug. 22, 2010.

  7. Q&A: MDG Victories Take Spotlight at South-South Awards

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - Next month, the South-South Awards will be taking place for the fifth time, honouring the achievements and contributions of heads of state and government, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society in promoting sustainable development in the Global South.

  8. U.N. Remains Helpless Watching Rising Deaths of Children in War Zones

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The rising death toll of civilians, specifically women and children, in ongoing military conflicts is generating strong messages of condemnation from international institutions and human rights organisations – with the United Nations remaining helpless as killings keep multiplying.

  9. U.N. Official Says Human Suffering in Yemen ‘Almost Incomprehensible’

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - With a staggering four in five Yemenis now in need of immediate humanitarian aid, 1.5 million people displaced and a death toll that has surpassed 4,000 in just five months, a United Nations official told the Security Council Wednesday that the scale of human suffering is "almost incomprehensible".

  10. The Future Tastes Like Chocolate for Some Rural Salvadoran Women

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Aug 20 (IPS) - Idalia Ramón and 10 other rural Salvadoran women take portions of the freshly ground chocolate paste, weigh it, and make chocolates in the shapes of stars, rectangles or bells before packaging them for sale.