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Human Rights

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  • Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals. The...
  • China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protests

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central...
  • Lawsuit: Men were kicked out of cab after kiss

    Lawsuit: Men were kicked out of cab after kiss
    Two Chicago men who say they were kicked out of a cab after the driver objected to their kiss are suing the taxicab company. Matthew McCrea and Steven White say in a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County court that the two got in a Sun Taxi cab at O'...
  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • Mexican president thanks California for aiding undocumented migrants

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto thanked California on Thursday for improving the lives of immigrants from his country, including legalizing drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants and making it easier for them to...
  • Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?

    You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress. Colvin, you...
  • Islamic State turns radical Islam on Syria Muslims

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - As Islamic State militants advanced in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor last month, those who had held out against them faced a simple choice: beg for mercy or face certain death. Their options were laid out in stark religious...
  • US confirms former Minnesota man linked to terror group killed in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been killed in Syria. Douglas McCain had lived in San Diego in recent years and was a 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, said...
  • Russian journalists attacked while investigating soldier burials

    Russian journalists attacked while investigating soldier burials
    Several Russian journalists say they were attacked while investigating the suspected secret burials of soldiers believed to have been killed in Ukraine. Reporters from different news outlets this week said they saw graves believed to be those of...
  • Rights adviser to Putin says Russia 'invading' Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A member of President Vladimir Putin's advisory council on human rights, Ella Polyakova, said on Thursday she believed Russia was carrying out an invasion of Ukraine. "When masses of people, under commanders' orders, on tanks, APCs...
  • Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate

     Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate
    Ahmed Seif El-Islam, a prominent human rights advocate in Egypt and the Middle East, died Wednesday in Cairo. He was 63. The activist lawyer had been in a coma at an intensive care unit after a heart attack almost two weeks ago. During a long career...