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Boatloads of Migrants Could Soon Be ‘Floating Graveyard’ on Southeast Asian Waters

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Posted by admin 17 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
On Thursday, May 14, a group of journalists rented a boat from Ko Lipe, a small island in Thailand’s southwest Satun Province, and headed out into the Andaman Sea – a water body in the northeastern Indian Ocean bounded by Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Strait of Malacca. Ten miles into the journey, they […]

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U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

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Posted by admin 18 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal. But against […]

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Opinion: Clean Energy Access, a Major Sustainable Development Goal

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Posted by admin 18 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Magdy Martinez-Soliman is Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UN Development Programme.

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Pregnancy and Childbirth Still Kill Too Many Women in Latin America

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In spite of strides in social progress, Latin America’s maternal mortality rates remain unacceptable, and many of the deaths are avoidable, occurring partly because of neglect of the prescriptions provided by experts: preventive action and health promotion. Juan Reichenbach, a regionally renowned Argentine expert on maternal and child health, has hands-on experience of the problem […]

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Burundi President, with Shrinking Pool of Support, Faces Ouster

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
The days of African presidents rewriting the constitution to crown themselves Presidents for Life may be coming to a close but Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza appears to have missed the signs of this historical shift. Opposition to his tone-deaf overreach for an unconstitutional third term now includes religious leaders, members of his party, members of […]

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Poor Land Use Worsens Climate Change in St. Vincent

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
For 32 years, Joel Poyer, a forest technician, has been tending to the forest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. His job allows him a unique view of what is taking place in the interior of this volcanic east Caribbean nation, where the landscape mostly alternates between deep gorges and high mountains. Poyer, a 54-year-old […]

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The Asia-Pacific Region Is ‘Growing’, but Millions Are Living in Poverty

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Home to an estimated 3.74 billion people, the Asia-Pacific region holds over half the global population, determining to a great extent the level of economic stability, or chaos, in the world. This year’s edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, the flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social […]

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Opinion: Let’s Talk Menstruation. Period.

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Chris W. Williams is the Executive Director of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, the UN’s only body devoted to the sanitation and hygiene needs of vulnerable and marginalised people worldwide, and Kersti Strandqvist is Senior Vice President of Group Sustainability for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, based in Stockholm.

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