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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Florida Republicans lead charge against Cuba outreach

    Now comes the backlash to President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba. Florida Republicans are leading the charge against Obama's new policy to end the isolation of Cuba, setting up a clash in Congress next year and a point of debate along the...
  • Refugees must be protected, even at sea

    How can we possibly protect someone who, having lost everything else, risks his life by fleeing on an unseaworthy boat? Refugees take to rough waters because there are no alternative migration channels on land and they prefer the risk at sea over the...
  • As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge

    For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism. Poor economic performance? An obvious effect of a U.S. trade embargo that amounted to a blockade of the island nation by a bullying superpower. Arrests of dissidents? A legitimate act of self-...
  • After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand

    By Alisa Tang THUNG WA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After the tsunami pounded Thailand's Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have lived here for generations buried their dead, fought off land grabs to...
  • U.N. urges Pakistan to refrain from resuming executions

    The U.N. human rights office appealed to Pakistan on Friday to refrain from resuming executions after the massacre of 141 people in a Peshawar school, saying this would not stop terrorism and might even feed a "cycle of revenge". Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament

    Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy....
  • Turkish sociologist acquitted of 1998 blast for fourth time

    A Turkish sociologist who researched the treatment of minority Kurds and has become a cause celebre for human rights groups was acquitted for the fourth time on Friday of bombing Istanbul's Spice Bazaar in 1998. Pinar Selek was arrested shortly after the...
  • Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014: U.N.

    At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest year on record for non-combatants, the United Nations said on Friday. The numbers are a sharp reminder that the Afghan war is far...
  • Pakistan hangs two militants after Taliban school massacre

    Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school. The hanged militants had no links to the Taliban's assault in the city of Peshawar on Tuesday, but their...
  • State's Budget Cuts Hit The Young And Vulnerable

    State's Budget Cuts Hit The Young And Vulnerable
    The Malloy administration's recent decision to make $48 million in emergency budget cuts, including more than $9 million in cuts to the Department of Children and Families, will have a profound effect on the state's poorest residents, including...
  • Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little...