News headlines in July 2024

  1. Iconic Image Makes Trump the Ultimate Hero

    - Inter Press Service

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    ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 19 (IPS) - Republican Vice-Presidential nominee JD Vance and other speakers at the GOP Convention gleefully referenced the party’s latest icon: a wounded Donald Trump with blood on his face raising his fist in defiance beneath Old Glory’s stars and stripes.

  2. Biden Administration Faces Rebellion Within its Own Ranks over Gaza War

    - Inter Press Service

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    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - The Biden administration, which has come under heavy fire for its unyielding pro-Israeli stand on the nine-month-old war in Gaza, is facing a rebellion within its own bureaucratic ranks—12 and counting.

    The 12 government officials, who recently resigned, have accused the US of providing diplomatic cover for the continuous flow of arms to Israel ensuring “our undeniable complicity in the killings and forced starvation of a besieged Palestinian population in Gaza.”

  3. Rights Groups Demand Governments Protect Exiled Journalists, Dissidents

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Rights groups have called for governments to do more to combat transnational repression as a series of recent reports show growing numbers of exiled journalists, political dissidents and rights defenders are being targeted by autocratic regimes in an attempt to silence them.

  4. Polio stalks Gazans as ‘anarchy’ spreads, humanitarians warn

    - UN News

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    To add to the devastation of war and the complete breakdown of law and order, Gazans now have to contend with the threat of highly infectious polio disease linked to the disastrous sanitation situation created by the conflict, the UN health agency said on Friday.

  5. BRAZIL: ‘The Law Should Protect Women and Girls, Not Criminalise Them’

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 18 (IPS) - CIVICUS discusses abortion rights in Brazil with Guacira Oliveira, director of the Feminist Centre for Studies and Advice (CFEMEA). CFEMEA is an anti-racist feminist organisation that defends women’s rights, collective care and self-care and monitors developments in Brazil’s National Congress.

  6. US Policy Towards the Gaza Crisis has been an Absolute Failure at Virtually Every Level

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Canada, Jul 18 (IPS) - Usama bin Laden once claimed that the seeds of 9/11 were planted in 1982 as he watched the scenes of mass slaughter emerging out of Beirut's Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, the bloody conclusion of that summer's US-supported Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

  7. Silenced: Women's Many Layered Struggles for Climate Justice in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jul 18 (IPS) - Silenced and sidelined, women politicians in Nepal fight for their voices to be heard, especially as they represent a population most impacted by climate change.

  8. Can Scientific Freedom Deliver Development for Africa?

    - Inter Press Service

    ADDIS ABABA, Jul 18 (IPS) - Scientific research has led to social and economic gains worldwide, but the scientists who make it happen face significant challenges.

  9. UN forum on sustainable development concludes with renewed commitment, call for urgent action

    - UN News

    The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development concluded on Wednesday, with nations reiterating the need for renewed impetus and accelerated actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline.

  10. Eastern Afghanistan reels from fatal storms; dozens dead, hundreds homeless

    - UN News

    UN teams and humanitarian partners in Afghanistan are mobilizing in response to devastating windstorms and flash floods that have ravaged eastern regions of the country, resulting in dozens of fatalities and the destruction of hundreds of homes.

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