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Human Rights

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  • China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.     The broadcaster said that the...
  • Aurand to be senator for all people

    Aurand to be senator for all people
    There has been some recent controversy surrounding state Rep. Mario Scavello's support for women's rights. In a debate in Forks Township on Oct. 1, Scavello answered two other questions concerning civil rights but was reluctant to respond to a question...
  • Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt

    Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt
    I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
  • New U.N. rights boss says in talks with China on Tibet visit

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The new United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday at his first media briefing in the job that he wanted to visit Tibet and was talking to Chinese authorities about a trip there. More than 120 Tibetans, including many monks,...
  • Hong Kong head offers talks to protesters, but election rules are off-limits

    HONG KONG Hong Kong's besieged chief executive said Thursday that he wants to start talks with pro-democracy protesters next week an olive branch, but one unlikely to stem anger over a video Wednesday that showed police beating an unarmed man. Chief...
  • Connecticut Incumbents in Congress Boast Sizeable Bank Accounts

    Connecticut Incumbents in Congress Boast Sizeable Bank Accounts
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has a huge cash advantage over Mark Greenberg, her Republican challenger, newly filed campaign finance reports show. Esty, a freshman representing Connecticut's 5th District inCongress, had $923,010 on hand as of...
  • Amal Clooney weighs in on Greek battle for Parthenon Marbles

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their...
  • Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani

    MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish defenders said they had given the Americans target coordinates to try to...
  • Ivory Coast's former first lady, allies to go on trial next week

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady and leading opposition figures charged with committing economic crimes during the rule of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo will open next week, a defense lawyer and one of the accused said on...
  • Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage

    Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage
    A video apparently showing at least six plainclothes Hong Kong police officers dragging a handcuffed pro-democracy protester into a dark corner then kicking and beating him captivated and enraged many in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday....
  • Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

    Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background
    Questions remain concerning a Laguna Beach City Council candidate's claims about his college education and professional background, but Jon Madison has done nothing illegal, officials said. The Orange County district attorney's office will not pursue...