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Migrants Seeking Europe Catch Their Breath in Morocco

Friday, January 06, 2017

NADOR, RABAT and CASABLANCA, Morocco, Jan 06 (IPS) - With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco – which has always been a transit country for migrants -- is becoming a potential new destination for settlement. The elusive dream for most of those who cross the Sahara, though, is still Europe.

January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

Friday, January 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Five of the UN Security Council's 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the council is expected later this month under the new US administration.

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Thursday, January 05, 2017

ROME, Jan 05 (IPS) - When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the selection process.

Anti-Fracking Movement Alarmed at Trump’s Focus on Fossil Fuels

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

No More Mass Deaths from Drought in Northeast Brazil

Friday, December 30, 2016

OURICURI, Brazil, Dec 30 (IPS) - The drought that has plagued Brazil's semiarid Northeast region since 2012 is already more severe than the 1979-1983 drought, the longest in the 20th century. But prolonged dry spells no longer cause the tragedies of the past.

More Than 50 Internet Shutdowns in 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 (IPS) - Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 - suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech.

Reporting from Inside a Refugee Detention Centre

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 (IPS) - Despite being locked up in an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani has continued reporting - gaining bylines and media attention around the world.

Journalism is the reason Boochani was forced to flee his home country of Iran, and - like the other 900 men detained indefinitely on Manus Island - seek refuge in Australia.

How the US Government Subsidizes Obesity

Thursday, December 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 (IPS) - Until the turn of the century, the United States of America (US) was the country with the highest share of overweight and obese people. Soon after the former president of Coca-Cola Mexico became the new president of his country, Mexico overtook the US.

Arms Trade Treaty Falling Down in Yemen

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 27 (IPS) - Two years after the UN Arms Trade Treaty entered into force many of the governments which championed the treaty are failing to uphold it, especially when it comes to the conflict in Yemen.

Threats to Freedom of Expression in the Social Networks

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ZAPOPAN, Mexico, Dec 27 (IPS) - Email surveillance, blocking of websites with content that is awkward for governments, or the interruption of services such as WhatsApp are symptoms of the threat to freedom of expression online, according to Latin American activists.

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