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Human Rights

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  • Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Two days of air strikes left women and children...
  • Chicago hosting right-to-die event

     Chicago hosting right-to-die event
    Changes in the law regarding same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and other once-polarizing issues have encouraged advocates who hope the country is ready to address another taboo: giving terminally ill people a say in how they die. They say the right...
  • North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labor for 'hostile acts'

    North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labor for 'hostile acts'
    North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release....
  • Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional...
  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported. “People who shoot the...
  • Atlanta mayor says city will be involved in Hawks' sale

    Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed insists the Hawks will stay in Atlanta even with the pending sale of the controlling interest in the franchise. Reed spoke at a news conference Tuesday afternoon and said the city will play a role in finding a new owner. Reed...
  • Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane -monitor group

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said....
  • NFL Gone Wild: Outrage Evident; Ray Rice To Appeal; Vikings Activate Adrian Peterson

    NFL Gone Wild: Outrage Evident; Ray Rice To Appeal; Vikings Activate Adrian Peterson
    The stadiums were packed and the fans cheered, but overhanging the Sunday series of National Football League match-ups were continued calls for the ouster of league Commissioner Roger Goodell and outrage over the league's handling of players accused of...
  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • China to try Uighur professor on charges of separatism

    A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China’s policies toward ethnic minorities is heading to trial Wednesday on charges of separatism. Ilham Tohti, 44, was detained in January. A scholar at Beijing’s Minzu...
  • Vietnam urged to tackle 'alarming' rate of police abuse

    HANOI (Reuters) - Abuses by Vietnam's powerful police force are occurring at an alarming rate, a rights group said on Tuesday, and it urged the government to rein in offenders and create agencies to investigate complaints of beatings, torture and...