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18 February 1999

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HUMAN RIGHTS/TURKEY: Kurds use Ocalan capture to press case

The killing yesterday of three Kurdish protestors outside Israel's embassy in Berlin, Germany, signal the peril which Turkish Kurds may face following the capture of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

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GENETICS/COLOMBIA: NGOs demand GMO moratorium

Representatives of the world's leading non-governmental organisations meeting in Colombia this week have called for a moratorium on the trade and release of genetically modified organisms.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

HEALTH/IRAQ: Animal diseases pose threat to food security

A widespread outbreak of animal diseases in Iraq may spread to other countries in the region, animal and public health experts have warned.
From Environment News Service (ENS), featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

BIODIVERSITY/UK: Hare today, gone tomorrow

The survival of a variety of British birds and mammals is under potential threat from genetically modified crops, according to a new report from a UK environmental group.
From Friends of the Earth, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

HUMAN RIGHTS/AFGHANISTAN: Women treated as spoils of war

Scores of women have been abducted and raped by members of various political factions in Afghanistan, according to a briefing issued by Amnesty International yesterday.
From Amnesty International - International Secretariat, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

FISHERIES/ITALY: Deal struck to limit global fishing

An agreement that may eventually govern the capacity of nations to catch more fish than oceans can sustain has been signed at a global fisheries meeting this week in Italy.
From Environment News Service (ENS), featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

AID/CENTRAL AMERICA: Clinton offers help to disaster victims

In advance of his visit to Central America next month, President Bill Clinton has proposed an aid package of US$956m for disaster-hit Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia.
From Environment News Service (ENS), featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

POLLUTION/INDIA: Millions of urban children face lead threat

Developing countries like India need to take stringent action to reduce the high level of lead in the atmosphere which is poisoning children in the cities, according to experts at an international conference in Bangalore last week.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

ECONOMY/BOSNIA: Privatisation poses problems

Delayed and heavily criticised plans to privatise Bosnia's economy have come under renewed fire, this time from representatives of two of the country's religious communities.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

POVERTY/ARGENTINA: Children have their say

Children of poor families in Argentina often suffer from a language barrier in the classroom which prevents them from speaking out and expressing their emotions, a social study has revealed.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

HEALTH: Vitamin-B may hold key to malaria

A lack of thiamine, better known as vitamin B1, could be a factor in causing the deaths of people suffering from malaria, according to a recent report published in the British medical magazine Lancet.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999

Features and Analysis

CONFLICT/YUGOSLAVIA: Critical dialogue or talking shop?

If peace in Kosovo had been the real aim of talks being held in Rambouillet, France, 'conflict managers' would have used a completely different approach, argues Dr Jan Oberg.
From Transnational Foundation - TFF, featured on the OneWorld News Service 18 February 1999


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