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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Israel to cooperate with U.N. Gaza war inquiry

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer's Gaza war and the use of U.N. sites by Palestinian militants to store weapons. Last week,...
  • Ukraine peace outlook is bleak: OSCE official

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Prospects for peace in eastern Ukraine are "bleak", underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, a senior official from the OSCE security watchdog said on Thursday Swiss...
  • Iran's Supreme Leader frees pioneering Iranian 'Blogfather': media

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday pardoned Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison for spreading propaganda, insulting Islam and cooperating with hostile countries, Iranian media said....
  • U.N. probing alleged Eritrea rights abuses blamed for migrant exodus

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has begun to investigate suspected human rights abuses in Eritrea blamed for an exodus of migrants from the Horn of Africa country, U.N. officials said on Thursday. Eritrea, one of Africa's poorest nations, dismissed...
  • Missing Mexico students: 'We want them alive,' L.A. activists chant

    Missing Mexico students: 'We want them alive,' L.A. activists chant
    Standing in front of photos of 43 missing students in the Mexican state of Guerrero, activists and community members gathered across the street from the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles on Wednesday chanting: "Vivos se los llevaron, vivos los...
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China

    LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in...
  • Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday. Almost 36 million people are living as...
  • Putin greets new US envoy with demand not to interfere

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin greeted the new U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday with a demand for Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner and stay out of its internal affairs. The new envoy, John Tefft, said in a written...
  • Swiss protesters to stop lobbying annual Davos Economic Forum

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Anti-corporate activists declared moral victory over the annual Davos World Economic Forum of global business and political leaders on Wednesday and said they would no longer lobby there after the next meeting in January. Three anti-...
  • Bahrain releases pro-democracy activist awaiting trial

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini authorities released pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja from detention on Wednesday, her lawyer and sister said, as she awaits trial over a charge of insulting Bahrain's king by tearing up his picture. Zainab, daughter...
  • Milton Nascimento looks back

    Milton Nascimento looks back
    In a 50-year career, Milton Nascimento has both fought for human rights, and reinvented Brazilian music. Early on, the Brazilian singer-songwriter fused international sounds like progressive rock and jazz with rhythms such as bossa nova, Brazilian...