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Study Shows Shift in Level of Social Hostility Involving Religion

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Social hostilities involving religion have declined worldwide, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.

Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: A “Regressive” Trend, Says Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The cradle of some of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to four out of the planet's six billion people, and a battleground for the earth's remaining resources, Asia and the Pacific are poised to play a defining role in international affairs in the coming decade.

A New Forensic Weapon to Track Illegal Ivory Trade

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, is deploying a new forensic weapon - DNA testing - to track illegal ivory products responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of endangered elephants in Asia and Africa.

At the Margins of a Hot War, Somalis Are ‘Hanging on by a Thread’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (IPS) - After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the assassins, the motives and the official response.

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

Saturday, February 21, 2015

HARARE, Feb 21 (IPS) - Reports this year of illicit moneys from African countries stashed in a Swiss bank – indicating that corruption lies behind much of the income inequality that affects the continent – have grabbed international news headlines.

America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (IPS) - As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama's request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the "morning after" before they embark on another potentially disastrous war in the Levant.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.

Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 (IPS) - A rash of sex discriminatory laws – including the legalisation of polygamy, marital rape, abduction and the justification of violence against women – remains in statute books around the world.

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