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Human Rights

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  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against...
  • 'Scalawag' paints picture of awakening social conscience

    'Scalawag' paints picture of awakening social conscience
    When Ed Peeples was growing up in Richmond in the 1940s and '50s, segregation was not just a line, it was a solid wall. In his memoir "Scalawag: A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism," Peeples tells the story of how...
  • No breakthrough as Hong Kong officials open talks with students

    Government officials in Hong Kong opened talks Tuesday with student leaders of pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more than three weeks, but the discussions produced no major breakthrough. The...
  • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported....
  • Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

    JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy. In a lawyer's...
  • Ukraine and possibly rebels used cluster bombs: rights watchdog

    KIEV (Reuters) - Evidence collected by Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists may also have done so, the New York-based watchdog said on Tuesday. Spokesmen for the Kiev...
  • Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported. Fighters from both sides were killed...
  • U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

    (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the...
  • Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist...
  • Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. Now, more than three years after the...