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Civil and Human Rights

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  • China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group

    Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region, a rights group said on Friday. A monk was shot in the arm after...
  • Syrian air force kills 45 civilians in stepped-up raids: monitor

    At least 45 civilians were killed and some 175 wounded when aircraft bombed a northern Syrian city controlled by Islamic State, as Bashar al-Assad's government stepped up air raids, residents and a monitoring group said on Friday. Helicopters and war...
  • Hundreds of civilians killed in Libya fighting as crisis deepens: U.N.

    (This version of the Dec. 23 story removes reference in paragraph five to ambulance after official U.N. correction) Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders of...
  • Sudan defends decision to expel two United Nations officials

    Sudan defended on Friday its decision to expel two senior UNDP officials and urged the world body to respect Sudanese sovereignty, worsening tensions with the United Nations. Sudan ordered Ali Al-Za'tari, resident coordinator at the United Nations...
  • Pakistan military wins free rein against terrorists

    ISLAMABAD Ten days after Taliban militants massacred 148 mostly children at an army-run school in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, the nation's politicians this week gave the military two years' carte blanche to wage, as it saw fit, the decisive...
  • Mujeres combatientes luchan por la libertad y la igualdad en Siria

    Mujeres combatientes luchan por la libertad y la igualdad en Siria
    Cada noche antes de irse a la cama, Arin cuelga su Makarov, una pistola semiautomática de fabricación rusa, de una percha a la entrada de su apartamento en un pequeño pueblo de la frontera de Siria con Irak. La pistola fue un premio por su éxito en el...
  • Rich Klein: 'The Interview' really does subvert North Korea's regime

    Rich Klein: 'The Interview' really does subvert North Korea's regime
    For starters, "The Interview" is very funny, in the Seth Rogen foul-mouthed, silly way. And while the propriety of showing a real world head of state being assassinated can be debated — the latest in a long list of political and social...
  • The World Should See 'The Interview'

    The World Should See 'The Interview'
    For starters, "The Interview" is very funny, in the Seth Rogen foul-mouthed, silly way. And while the propriety of showing a real head of state being assassinated can be debated, the movie also has moments that are surprisingly smart and politically...
  • Syrian rebel groups in Aleppo enter alliance: monitoring group

    Rebel groups fighting in Syria's northern Aleppo province have agreed to form an alliance, a group monitoring the country's civil war said on Thursday. A lack of unity among Syria's opposition groups has undermined the revolt against President Bashar...
  • Mauritania condemns man to death for 'insulting the prophet'

    Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, 28, was arrested a year ago for writing an article...
  • In 2015, U.S. women face World Cup hurdle, Robbie Keane needed in L.A.

    The U.S. women will try to give Abby Wambach, 34, a World Cup title before she retires, the Galaxy will try life without Landon Donovan for the first time in a decade and U.S. men's national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann will try not to continue making...