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Human Rights

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  • Somalia to probe rape charges against African Union troops

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali authorities said on Tuesday they would investigate charges that women and girls in the capital Mogadishu had been raped by African peacekeepers, a principal source of security in the war-torn country. A report released on...
  • At Britain's door, migrants defy French border crackdown

    CALAIS France (Reuters) - It took Eritrean migrant Adhanom Ghabrai two years and several brushes with death to reach northern France from his east African home. Now 35 km from his destination, he says no border controls can stop him from reaching Britain....
  • Mothers movement born out of little-known childbirth trauma

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. At first, Erin Shetler was angry the doctor had performed the procedures without her knowing. He had cut her vaginal opening, used vacuum extraction to deliver her baby and reached into her uterus to remove the placenta all of which carry...
  • Donna Shalala reveals plans to retire from UM

    Donna Shalala reveals plans to retire from UM
    MIAMI (Reuters) - University of Miami President Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration official who was considered a major catch by the school when she joined in 2001, said on Monday she plans to step down at the end of the academic year....
  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown that has severely weakened the group....
  • U.N. Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal...
  • Somali terror group kills at least a dozen in bombings

    Somali terror group Al Shabab claimed responsibility for two suicide car bombings that killed at least a dozen civilians Monday south of the capital city of Mogadishu, the first attack since the group’s leader was killed a week earlier by a U.S....
  • Release of U.S. Senate CIA 'torture' report still on hold

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The public release of a long-awaited U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can...
  • City to become first in Mississippi to grant same-sex spouse benefits: report

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - The Mississippi city of Starkville will become the first in the right-leaning state to extend benefits to same-sex partners of its employees, according to local media reports. Starkville, a city of 24,000 residents that is...
  • EU delays enforcing new Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union adopted new sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine war on Monday, but delayed enforcing them to leave time to assess whether a ceasefire in Ukraine is holding. The sanctions, which target...
  • Civil rights leader decries 'culture of racism' at Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Civil rights leaders said on Monday they wanted to meet with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin to discuss their concerns about pervasive racism at the organization after the team's owner admitted to making racially insensitive remarks...