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  1. Gains in Kandahar Came with More Brutal U.S. Tactics

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The Barack Obama administration's claim of 'progress' in its war strategy is based on the military seizure of three rural districts outside Kandahar City in October.

  2. U.S., Last Holdout on Native Rights Declaration, Reverses Stand

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was reversing the U.S.'s position and endorsing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

  3. U.N. Deplores Escalating Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his concern Thursday at the escalating violence in Cote d'Ivoire, where as many as 20 people were reportedly killed in clashes between security forces and opposition activists.

  4. PAKISTAN: Locals Rue Price to Pay for Role in U.S. Intervention

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Kareem Khan probably expected his wife to break down once he brought their 18-year-old son’s body to the women’s section. But when she saw their dead boy, she just smiled and wished him farewell.

  5. Public Money May Fund European Arms

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Arms traders are seeking to convince the European Union that publicly-funded scientific research grants should help develop weapons for future wars.

  6. NEPAL: For Maternal Health, Go Door to Door

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    For the last 17 years, Keshari Maharjan has been going door to door in the outskirts of the Nepali capital to tell people about the services available at health centres in their communities, as well as about how to prevent certain diseases.

  7. VENEZUELA: New Rules to Rein In the Internet

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Controversy has flared up in Venezuela over planned reforms to the law on online media, especially because restrictions that already apply to the content of radio and television broadcasts would be extended to the internet. Portals and networks that transmit messages deemed to be illegal may face heavy fines, or even be shut down.

  8. Q&A: 'Child Marriage Is a Form of Violence Against Women'

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    At the start of this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted the 'International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act'. Women's rights groups are now urging the Congress's lower chamber to pass it before adjourning at the end of the year.

  9. CUBA-US: Holding Onto Hope for a Pardon of the 'Cuban Five'

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    After exhausting the legal appeals process in the United States, family members and human rights groups in Cuba are calling for a solidarity campaign to convince President Barack Obama to pardon the five Cuban agents who have spent the last 12 years in U.S. prisons.

  10. MIDEAST: Israel Now Builds Separation Wall With Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    After the separation barrier against Palestinian territories, Israel has begun to build a new wall, this one to keep migrants from Africa out. The new wall is coming up on the Egyptian border, and with Egyptian support.

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