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Human Rights

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  • Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson

    Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a...
  • Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

    (Reuters) - Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family

    Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family
    U.S. Attorney GeneralĀ Eric HolderĀ met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest....
  • Social networks crack down on terror posts

    The dark side of social media — and human nature — was on display this week when the gruesome beheading of an American journalist and its fallout played out across the world's most popular networks. As social media has become a staple of...
  • Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson,...
  • Ferguson protesters march to county justice center, site of grand jury probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters gathered again in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night and marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the case. After sunset Wednesday, more than 100 protesters gathered on...
  • Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

    KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children. Keeping the...
  • Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its...
  • Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they...
  • California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules...
  • Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

    Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split
    This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous...