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Human Rights

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  • As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-...
  • Thousands join anti-Occupy rally in Hong Kong as democracy fight heats up

    HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Tens of thousands gathered in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign that has threatened to shut down the city's financial district, exposing a deepening rift over political reforms in the...
  • In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again

    In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again
    By the time Isaias Sosa turned 14, he'd already seen 15 bullet-riddled bodies laid out in his neighborhood of Cabañas, one of the most violent in this tropical metropolis. He rarely ventured outside his grandmother's home, fortified with a wrought iron...
  • Senior Merkel ally calls for common European arms export rules

    BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Chancellor Angela Merkel's main allies in parliament has called for Europe to adopt common arms export regulations, saying there would be an increasing number of European defense companies in future. Volker Kauder, the floor...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe: monitoring group

    BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday....
  • Egypt rallies mark crackdown's anniversary; 3 killed, scores arrested

    For many Egyptians, Thursday marked the start of a searing anniversary. At least three people were killed and more than 100 arrested in confrontations between protesters and Egyptian security forces on the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of...
  • Rights group says Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader, a Tibetan rights group said. The crackdown in the...
  • Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo

    Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo
    After a shaky start, a new temporary truce in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding Thursday. The two sides, which have been holding indirect talks in Cairo, agreed late Wednesday to a five-day cease-fire, according to Palestinian negotiators and the...
  • Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year. Syrian state television broadcast...
  • Southern Nights returns, drag queens roll at Disco Bowl

    Cocktail shake-ups Ever hear that old saw about bad news coming in threes? It held true the week of Aug. 1, when word about some major bar closings spread quickly: First, a trio of downtown mainstays (Bar BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky Sixty), then Roxy...