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Human Rights

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  • New Pakistan law will likely worsen torture by police [Commentary]

    Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice...
  • Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "To Be Takei" is a buoyant, engaging look at the life of actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series as well as in six "Star Trek" feature films. In recent years, Takei,...
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing...
  • Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

    Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?
    Looks like Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community could have a big, flashy, deep-pocketed new ally in town in Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street, which opened Tuesday. These days it's not uncommon for major corporations to tout...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term. No clear victor...
  • Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12

    ARBIL (Reuters) - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region....