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  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
  • Israel strikes on Gaza continue; death toll climbs

    JERUSALEM Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday leveled a mosque and hit a home for the disabled, killing two handicapped women in an intensified bombardment that accompanied diplomatic efforts to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamist group...
  • Las fuerzas iraquíes ejecutaron a 255 prisioneros como venganza, según HRW

    LONDRES (Reuters) - Las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes y milicias afiliadas al gobierno parecen haber ejecutado ilegalmente al menos a 255 prisioneros durante el último mes, en una aparente venganza por las muertes a manos de combatientes del Estado...
  • Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire

    Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire
    An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza's health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state's offensive in the Palestinian enclave. ...
  • The Sun is biased, unethical and hypocritical in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]

    The Sun is biased, unethical and hypocritical in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]
    A rare and an unusual incident of an Arab boy who was beaten by Israeli police made it to the front page of The Baltimore Sun with the expected underlying criticism of Israel ("Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says,"...
  • Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits

    Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits
    Just short of a year since Boca Raton extended city benefits to domestic partners of city employees last September, exactly four employees have signed up their partners, according to the Boca Raton City Clerk. Two of them are opposite-sex couples and...
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • 'The Case Against 8′ Couple Celebrate Wedding Anniversary at Starry Ceremony

    It's been just over a year since the Supreme Court rendered a decision that let same-sex marriages begin again in California, this time for good. On Saturday, two of the plaintiffs in the case that overturned Proposition 8, exchanged their vows before...
  • U.S. use of drones needs better justification

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, July 1: Thirteen months ago, during a speech at the National Defense University, President Barack Obama promised greater transparency and new guidelines for drone use as part...
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to law banning gay-conversion therapy

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to law banning gay-conversion therapy
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to hear a challenge to a California law prohibiting mental health counseling aimed at converting minors from being gay to straight. The justices let stand a ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...