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Perfecting Detection of the Bomb

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VIENNA, Jun 30 (IPS) - An international conference has highlighted advances made in detecting nuclear explosions,tracking storms or clouds of volcanic ash, locating epicentres of earthquakes, monitoring the drift of huge icebergs, observing the movements of marine mammals, and detecting plane crashes.

Bangladeshi Migrants Risk High Seas and Smugglers to Escape Poverty

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TEKNAF, Bangladesh, Jun 30 (IPS) - Though he is only 16 years old, Mohammad Yasin has been through hell and back. He recently survived a hazardous journey by sea, crammed into the cargo-hold of a rudimentary boat along with 115 others.

U.S. Urged to Ramp up Aid for Agent Orange Clean-Up Efforts in Vietnam

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - A key senator and a D.C.-based think tank are calling for Washington to step up its aid in cleaning up toxic herbicides sprayed by the United States in Vietnam during the war that ended 40 years ago.

High Hopes in Iran as Nuclear Talks Head Into Final Round

Friday, June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - A final deal on Iran's nuclear programme wouldn't only make non-proliferation history. It would also be the beginning of a better life for the Iranian people—or at least that's what they're hoping.

The U.N. at 70: United Nations Disappoints on Its 70th Anniversary - Part Two

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 25 (IPS) - While member states, weakened in the neoliberal era, have pulled back from the U.N. and cut its budgets, a charity mentality has arisen at the world body. Corporations and the mega-rich have flocked to take advantage of the opportunity. They have looked for a quietly commanding role in the organisation's political process and hoped to shape the institution to their own priorities.

The U.N. at 70: United Nations Disappoints on Its Seventieth Anniversary - Part One

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 24 (IPS) - It is hard to imagine today the public enthusiasm that greeted the founding of the U.N. in 1945.  After massive suffering and social collapse resulting from the Second World War, the U.N. seemed almost miraculous – a means at last to build peace, democracy, and a just society on a global scale.

Security Council Action on Gaza War Crimes a Non-Starter

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When a U.N. panel released a 217-page report accusing both Israel and Hamas of possible war crimes committed during the 50-day conflict in Gaza last July, the chances of Security Council action were remote because of the traditional U.S. commitment to stand by Israel – right or wrong, mostly wrong.

Opinion: Sub-Saharan Africa, Addis and Paris

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - After the turn of the century, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) picked up again after a quarter century of near stagnation for most, mainly due to increased world demand for minerals and other natural resources.

Opinion: The Oceans Need the Spotlight Now

Monday, June 22, 2015

COLOMBO, Jun 22 (IPS) - The international community must focus its energies immediately on addressing the grave challenges confronting the oceans. With implications for global order and peace, the oceans are also becoming another arena for national rivalry.

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