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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa: monitoring group

    At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria. Syrian government officials were not...
  • What's next, what's not in wake of Michael Brown decision

    WASHINGTON What now? Another heated national conversation has begun, following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. There will be talk, lots of talk,...
  • Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam

    Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam
    By the time she sits for the Illinois state bar exam in February, Kristin Pagano will have spent more than $1,200 registering for the test and will have studied eight hours a day for months to commit to memory the case law and legal rules on everything...
  • China opens separatism trial for students of jailed Uighur scholar

    China opened separatism trials for seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer said, the latest developments in a legal drama in the Xinjiang region that has drawn criticism from the West. Tohti, China's most...
  • Chinese police again probe acquitted death row prisoner: lawyer

    Chinese police are investigating a former death row prisoner and curbing his movements, three months after he was acquitted of the charge of poisoning two children, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The latest move by the police raises concerns about China's...
  • Pakistani man shoots niece for listening to loud music

    A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said on Tuesday. Muhammad Gullistan, 30, found his niece alone at her home on Sunday in Chakwal, 90 km (56 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad....
  • Sudan says shuts U.N. peacekeepers' Darfur rights office in Khartoum

    Sudan has shut the human rights office of the joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the foreign ministry said, amid tension over allegations of mass rape by Sudanese troops in the troubled region. UNAMID confirmed...
  • Kenya police fire teargas at protest on security at president's office

    Kenyan police used teargas to disperse demonstrators shouting "President, Stop the killings!" outside President Uhuru Kenyatta's offices on Tuesday, in a protest over 28 people killed in a weekend attack claimed by Islamist militants. The crowd also laid...
  • Bangladesh ex-ruling party leader gets death for war crimes

    DHAKA (Reuters) - A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan. Mobarak Hossain, 64, a local...
  • War-weary Darfuris see grim future with or without U.N. peacekeepers

    By Khalid Abdelaziz TABIT, Sudan (Reuters) - Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on...
  • Race and policing in America

    Race and policing in America
    As the father of an African-American son, I was shocked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. I never thought about the effect of race on policing when I was growing up. I am a white man, raised in a middle-class white suburb, with...