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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.N. Chief Seeks Equity in Climate Change Agreement in Paris

Monday, June 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - When the 193-member General Assembly hosted a high level meeting on climate change Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any proposed agreement at an upcoming international conference in Paris in December must uphold the principle of equity.

Black Women in the Americas Launch Decade of Struggle

Monday, June 29, 2015

MANAGUA, Jun 29 (IPS) - They say they are tired of waiting for justice after centuries of neglect and contempt due to the color of their skin. Black women leaders from 22 countries of the Americas have decided to create a political platform that set a 10-year target for empowering women of African descent and overcoming discrimination.

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.

Afghanistan: No Place for Children

Monday, June 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - No one will deny that when a child – any child – is killed, it is a tragedy. Imagine, then, the extent of the tragedy in Afghanistan where, in just four years, 2,302 children have lost their lives as a result of ongoing fighting in this country of 30 million people.

Donors Pledge Over 4.4 Billion Dollars to Nepal - But With a Caveat

Friday, June 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - Blessed with more than 4.4 billion dollars in pledges at an international donor conference in Kathmandu on Thursday, the government of Nepal is expected to launch a massive reconstruction project to rebuild the earthquake-devastated South Asian nation.

Ghosts Of War Give Way to Development in Sri Lanka

Friday, June 26, 2015

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka, Jun 26 (IPS) - It is an oasis from the scorching heat outside. The three-storey, centrally air-conditioned Cargills Square, a major mall in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna town, is the latest hangout spot in the former warzone, where everyone from teenagers to families to off-duty military officers converge.

German Development Cooperation Piggybacks Onto Africa’s E-Boom

Friday, June 26, 2015

BERLIN, Jun 26 (IPS) - In a major paradigm shift, the German government is now placing its bets on digitalisation for its development cooperation policy with Africa, under what it calls a Strategic Partnership for a 'Digital Africa'.

Charleston Church Shooting Sparks Debate on Race in South Africa

Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 26 (IPS) - South Africa's old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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