18 February 1999
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.
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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.
A widespread outbreak of
animal diseases in Iraq may spread to other countries in
the region, animal and public health experts have warned.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Features and Analysis
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.
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