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Human Rights

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  • Aurand to be senator for all people

    Aurand to be senator for all people
    There has been some recent controversy surrounding state Rep. Mario Scavello's support for women's rights. In a debate in Forks Township on Oct. 1, Scavello answered two other questions concerning civil rights but was reluctant to respond to a question...
  • Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt

    Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt
    I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
  • Hong Kong head offers talks to protesters, but election rules are off-limits

    HONG KONG Hong Kong's besieged chief executive said Thursday that he wants to start talks with pro-democracy protesters next week an olive branch, but one unlikely to stem anger over a video Wednesday that showed police beating an unarmed man. Chief...
  • Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of...
  • Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani

    MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish defenders said they had given the Americans target coordinates to try to...
  • Ivory Coast's former first lady, allies to go on trial next week

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady and leading opposition figures charged with committing economic crimes during the rule of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo will open next week, a defense lawyer and one of the accused said on...
  • Syria's air force ramps up strikes in west as U.S. hits east

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force carried out strikes against rebels at more than double its usual rate on Monday, according to a monitoring group, ramping up its offensive near the capital while Washington strikes Islamic State fighters far away. The...
  • Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

    Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background
    Questions remain concerning a Laguna Beach City Council candidate's claims about his college education and professional background, but Jon Madison has done nothing illegal, officials said. The Orange County district attorney's office will not pursue...
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating

    Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating
    Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Hong Kong...
  • Hong Kong police shown in video of alleged beating to be removed from positions: government

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's secretary for security said on Wednesday that police shown in a video where a pro-democracy protester was allegedly beaten would be removed from their positions as authorities investigate the matter. Lai Tung-kwok was...
  • Ukraine president names national guard chief as defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday named the fourth defense minister to the head of the nation's beleaguered military in eight months and warned troops to expect to spend the winter on the front lines battling Russia-backed separatists. A...