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Two sisters to be raped as punishment

Your eyes do not deceive you. An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped.
from Amnesty on Sep 2, 2015.
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Emergency relief still needed in flood-struck Myanmar

There is a risk of new flooding in the Irrawaddy delta in September, says the Deputy Secretary-General of the Myanmar Red Cross Society.
from IFRC on Sep 2, 2015.

Katanga measles epidemic continues to worsen

A measles epidemic in Katanga province of the D R Congo has deteriorated further, warns an international medical charity.
from MSF on Sep 2, 2015.

Tropical forests 'on the edge'

Tropical rainforests could largely disappear by the end of the century, warns a report commissioned by the Club of Rome.
from WWF on Sep 2, 2015.

Strongest El Niño since 1997-98, says international weather agency

The El Niño weather pattern prevailing in the tropical Pacific Ocean is the strongest for almost 20 years, says the World Meteorological Organization.
from Down To Earth on Sep 2, 2015.
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Ocean plastic plague threatens seabirds

Already 60 per cent of seabird species have plastic in their guts, and the figure could rise to 99 per cent by 2050, threatening some birds' survival.
from Ecologist on Sep 2, 2015.

South Africa's 'great unwashed' grow tired of the cycle of injustice

The Marikana inquiry shows how the state and capital in South Africa collude to shaft society's poorest.
from Mauil&Guardian on Sep 2, 2015.
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Despite treaty, conventional arms fuel ongoing conflicts

Despite last year’s Arms Trade Treaty, the proliferation of conventional weapons continues to fuel military conflicts in several countries in the Middle East and Africa.
from Inter Press Service on Sep 2, 2015.
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