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Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?

Monday, August 18, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Aug 18 (IPS) - Although fin whaling by Icelanders has encountered increasing opposition over the last year, Icelandic whaling boats headed off to sea again in mid-June for the first hunt of the summer and by August 14 had killed 80 fin whales.

TB Epidemic Threat Hangs Over Ukraine Conflict

Sunday, August 17, 2014

KIEV, Aug 17 (IPS) - Doctors are warning of a worsening tuberculosis epidemic in Eastern Ukraine as the continuing conflict there begins to take a heavy toll on public health.

Trauma Kits and Body Bags Now Fill Aleppo School

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 16 (IPS) - Volunteer civil defence units operating here in Syria's largest city careen through crater-pocked routes of precariously hanging, pancaked concrete where barrel bombs have struck.

Burning the Future of Gaza’s Children

Saturday, August 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Aug 16 (IPS) - "My child became blind and lost the ability to speak, his dad died and his three brothers are seriously wounded. He still has not been told about the loss of his dad," says the mother of 7-year-old Mohamad Badran. 

Socialists Could Turn to Enviromentalist after Candidate’s Death

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16 (IPS) - The death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos opens up an unexpected opportunity for environmental leader Marina Silva to return with renewed strength to the struggle to govern Brazil, offering a "third way" in a highly polarised campaign.

U.S. Urged to Put Development Aid over Border Security

Friday, August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (IPS) - When U.S lawmakers departed Washington for a month-long recess, they left behind a simmering debate over what to do about the tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border.

Brazil’s “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest” Faces Death Threats

Thursday, August 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (IPS) - Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle - this time against death threats received by him and his family.

U.S. Waives Sanctions on Myanmar Timber

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (IPS) - Civil society groups are split over a decision by the U.S. government to waive sanctions on Myanmar's timber sector for one year.

Abuse of Older Women Overlooked and Underreported

Thursday, August 14, 2014

u, Aug 14 (IPS) - A veteran women's rights activist, Patricia Brownell was still taken aback by the prevalence of abuse against older women she discovered during dozens of conversations she and her colleagues had with victims.

South Sudan Heads towards Famine and Descends into Lawlessness

Thursday, August 14, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan , Aug 14 (IPS) - Another deadline has passed. But instead of bringing about peace, the leaders of South Sudan's warring parties have allowed the country to continue its slide toward famine.

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