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Wednesday, November 26, 2014   15:07 GMT



Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks
Lyndal Rowlands
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Nov (IPS) - -A recurring nightmare for me is Im trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. Im yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us.
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Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 25 Nov (IPS) - Buoyed by the failure of the U.S. and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up economic pressure on Tehran even while talks continue, and to give Congress a veto on any final accord.
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OPINION
How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo
Arturo Lopez-Levy
DENVER, Colorado, 24 Nov (IPS) - When was the last time in recent memory a top U.S. official praised Cuba publicly? And since when has Cubas leadership offered to cooperate with Americans?
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U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention
Kul Chandra Gautam
KATHMANDU, 19 Nov (IPS) - On Nov. 20, the whole world will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the worlds most universally ratified human rights treaty, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Sadly, the United States of America wont be at the party or will simply be watching from the sidelines.
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A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change
Joel Jaeger
WASHINGTON, 19 Nov (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.
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Iranians Keep Hope Alive for Final Nuclear Deal
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 18 Nov (IPS) - In the United States, the negotiations aimed at a final deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programmein a crucial phase this weekare far from the minds of average people. But for many Iranians, the talks hold the promise of a better future.
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Why Israel Opposes a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It
Robert E. Hunter
WASHINGTON, 18 Nov (IPS) - Nov. 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear programme. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned.
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U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 13 Nov (IPS) - The United States proposed Tuesday that the international community write off 100 million dollars in debt owed by West African countries hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming.
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Polarised Congress Reflects Divided U.S. Public
Joel Jaeger
NEW YORK, 12 Nov (IPS) - Less than 15 percent of U.S. citizens approve of the job that Congress is doing, a 40-year low, and few expect last weeks congressional elections to herald a new era of political cooperation.
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Massachussetts Schools Welcome New Students Who Fled Danger
Jane Regan
SOMERVILLE, Massachussetts, 8 Nov (IPS) - Pedro sought a safer life. He traveled to Somerville from Chalantenango, El Salvador on foot, by bus, car, and in the back of a tractor-trailer truck.
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