News headlines in October 2010, page 3

  1. DEVELOPMENT: ‘Vulnerable’ Asia Seeks To Reduce Disaster Risks

    Even as Asian ministers discussed ways to reduce disaster risks here, news broke of a twin tragedy in Indonesia — a tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, and the eruption of the country’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, whose name means 'mountain of fire'.

  2. ZIMBABWE: Uncertainty Over Women's Place in Policie Force

    Women continue to join the Zimbabwe Republic Police, despite mixed reactions to their presence in law enforcement and allegations of abuse by fellow officers.

  3. China Finds a New Gateway in East Europe

    When China's new ambassador to Bulgaria assumed his post in mid-September he made headlines reminding the nation of a fact that may have been intentionally neglected by Bulgarian governments in the post-communist years of reform. Bulgaria was only the second country after the former Soviet Union to recognise the People's Republic in 1949, and that historical legacy was destined to endure.

  4. BURMA: Poll A Showdown between Dead Strongman and Living One

    The ghost of military-ruled Burma’s first strongman, Gen Ne Win, has returned to haunt the South-east Asian nation’s current junta leader, Senior Gen Than Shwe, as the country heads for its first general election in two decades on Nov. 7.

  5. Afghan Women Demand Liberation, Not Lip Service

    Afghanistan will not know peace until women are equal participants in negotiations, stresses a report released Thursday by the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

  6. Climate Change Denial Pervades U.S. Elections

    In the run-up to the U.S. elections set to take place Nov. 2, the amount of money being spent and eccentricities on display have reached record levels. This has been particularly obvious in debates over energy and climate change.

  7. PARAGUAY: Economy Soaring - For the Few

    Paraguay's economy is currently growing at the fastest rate in Latin America, due to by growing demand and high prices for agricultural products, especially soy, which is driving the expansion. But the question is whether the benefits of the boom will trickle down to the poor majority.

  8. Black Floridians Await Settlement on Toxic Contamination

    It is safe to say that the candidates running in Florida for the Nov. 2 congressional elections do not have a campaign stop planned for Tallevast. Residents there believe that they have been abandoned by the government.

  9. PERU: New Leftwing Mayor of Lima to Face Uphill Task

    When Susana Villarán is sworn in as mayor of the Peruvian capital on Jan. 1, she will face tough challenges, such as a meagre budget for public works, 1.5 million city residents without clean water and a mismanaged nutritional supplement programme.

  10. U.S. Inmates Exposed to Toxic E-Waste

    Past U.S. inmates and prison staff in electronic waste recycling programmes face serious health risks after officials willfully violated health, safety and environmental laws, a new report has found.