Newsfile aggregates news that might otherwise drop off the horizon about situations affecting humanitarian work and the international situation. It doesn't chase after the most immediate stories which other newsfeeds can offer. Latest items from each region are presented first. To comply with fair-use rules we give only a headline, or enough of the story to explain the headline. All the stories cited are fully detailed. Dollars are U.S. unless stated otherwise.

March 2010



20-year breakthrough on arms control

The Guardian Friday 26 March 2010

Daimler set to pay $185m on international bribery charges

The Guardian Wednesday 24 March 2010

Rio Tinto four jailed for up to 14 years by Chinese court

The Guardian Monday 29 March 2010

Rio Tinto Executive Admits to Taking Two Bribes

New York Times 26 March 2010



D.R. Congo

Evidence of massacre of at least 321 people uncovered by BBC

BBC Sunday, 28 March 2010

Eastern Africa

Merchant ship's security team kills pirate - a first

AP: The Independent Wednesday 24 March 2010


Militants threaten oil industry

Independent Tuesday 16 March 2010


Rwanda 'clamping down on its Green party'

Independent, Monday 15 March 2010


President threatens to expel foreign observers

AP: Independent Tuesday 23 March 2010



Carbon market buying slow: weak demand

PlanetArk Wednesday 24 March 2010



Premier defends role on climate: 'not invited'

PlanetArk Monday 15 March 2010

China: temperatures and rainfall reach worst levels since 1950s, affecting 18m people and 11m livestock in southern regions

The Guardian Thursday 25 March 2010


European Union will exceed its target of getting 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources in 2020 – European Commission.

PlanetArk 15 March 2010


How Italian media censorship works

Berlusconi controls many outlets, but Italian law also contributes to restrictions on press freedom.

Global Post March 27, 2010


Serbians say sorry for 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Parliament stops short of calling killings genocide after debate showing divisions over Balkans conflict role

The Guardian, Wednesday 31 March 2010

The European Union warned that it was insufficient if Serbia wanted closer ties with the bloc. For that, the E.U. foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, indicated, Serbia must hand over Gen. Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military commander indicted more than 15 years ago on war crimes charges but still on the run.

New York Times March 31, 2010


Climate research 'secrecy' criticised

The parliamentary science and technology select committee today strongly criticised the University of East Anglia for not tackling a "culture of withholding information" among the climate change scientists whose private emails caused a furore after being leaked online in November. It added that the scientific reputation of Prof Phil Jones, the head of the UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the CRU was untarnished.

The Guardian, Wednesday 31 March 2010

A parliamentary panel investigating allegations that scientists at one of the world’s leading climate research centers misrepresented data related to global warming announced Wednesday that it had found no evidence to support that charge.

But the panel, the Science and Technology Committee of the British House of Commons, did fault scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and its director, Prof. Phil Jones, for the way they handled freedom of information requests from skeptics challenging the evidence of climate change.

AP/New York Times March 30, 2010

Government torture stance 'has no legal base' -- parliament's joint committee on human rights

The Guardian Thursday 25 March 2010

Three directors of rail engineering firm Alstom held in bribery investigation

The Guardian Wednesday 24 March 2010

A British summertime change where the clocks went forward by two hours instead of one would cut emissions, save lives and reduce energy costs

Tim Yeo, Guardian Friday 26 March 2010

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