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Civil and Human Rights

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  • The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested

    SYDNEY (AP) — (0211 GMT, 10:11 p.m. EDT) Australia's prime minister has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya....
  • Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

    All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home. The children of mainland families...
  • Child beggars still rampant in Senegal despite laws

    Twelve-year-old Youssuf and 7-year-old Mamadou start their day at 5 a.m. walking from a Dakar, Senegal suburb into the city to beg for money. The older boy must come back with 700 CFA ($1) and the younger 500CFA ($0.80), or they may get beaten. They...
  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions

    An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse. Disability Rights International said its three-year...
  • Third-generation survivor takes helm of NEXT GENERATIONS

    Third-generation survivor takes helm of NEXT GENERATIONS
    A historic moment took place for NEXT GENERATIONS at its "End of Season" Luncheon on Sunday, April 12. For the first time in its 11-year history, NEXT GENERATIONS — the South Florida nonprofit comprised of children and grandchildren of Holocaust...
  • Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda

    More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. Failure to organize free and fair elections could spark a return to...
  • For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as...
  • Get real with Cuba on terrorism

    Get real with Cuba on terrorism
    History may ultimately view it as an incremental step in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the Obama administration's decision this week to drop the island nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism...
  • Students looking for a meaningful summer can volunteer abroad

    Students looking for a meaningful summer can volunteer abroad
    High school students seeking a meaningful experience over the summer may wish to look into volunteering abroad. Programs are available that enable students to travel to developing communities and making a positive impact there through volunteer efforts....
  • High court rejects terror victims' claims against Chiquita

    The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from relatives of thousands of victims of guerrilla conflict in Colombia who want to sue Chiquita Brand International in U.S. courts. A divided federal appeals court last year threw out claims worth potentially...