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Human Rights

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  • UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

    UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment
    A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...
  • Stateless in New York: A woman's life as a 'legal ghost'

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was a schoolgirl in Kuwait, Mona Kareem would ask her parents why she didn't have a passport and why they never left the country to visit relatives. Kareem, 26, and her family are bedoons, from the Arabic...
  • Moroccan government proposes penalties for nationals fighting in Syria, Iraq

    RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's government proposed legislation on Thursday which would make it a crime to join an armed group or undertake training in conflict zones, in a move aimed at some 2,000 Moroccan Islamists it believes are fighting in Syria and...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...
  • Seattle set to change name of Columbus Day holiday

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle, named after a Native American tribal chief, is poised to become the next major U.S city after Minneapolis to officially change the name of a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus' 15th century arrival in the...
  • Hamptons Film Festival Adds 'Foxcatcher,' 'Wild'

    The 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival has added two high profile festival-circuit titles to its 2014 slate, with Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" set for the Saturday Centerpiece screening and Jean-Marc Valee's "Wild" on tap to open the Southhampton leg of...
  • Baltimore County police department employee charged with marijuana possession

    Baltimore County police department employee charged with marijuana possession
    Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in...
  • U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on...
  • Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's ministry of interior said on Thursday it had released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja from detention as she awaits trial, amid international criticism of her treatment. A tweet from the ministry said a travel ban had...
  • Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a ratings race increasingly driven by a...