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1 hr ago | Reuters
As South Africans cheered President Barack Obama's speech at the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a nation of 4.6 million people 2,500 miles north was being torn apart by religious hatred.
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2 hrs ago | National Geographic
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a colonial-era law banning gay sex, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling that deemed the 1861 law unconstitutional-and igniting controversy around the world.
7 hrs ago | Voice of America
A judge has postponed the execution of an Islamist opposition leader in Bangladesh, after his legal team appealed for a reprieve hours before he was to be hanged.
"The HIV epidemic in New Orleans is one of the worst in the US, and proven strategies for addressing it are being ignored.
Marissa was raped in Washington, D.C., two years ago. The detective sent to investigate told her that bringing charges against the perpetrator would ruin the rapist's life.
On Tuesday, NGO Monitor published a report evaluating the NGOs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch in terms of their coverage of women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa region from 1995 to 2012.
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New EU proposals to prevent the dangerous practice of boat migration could hurt, rather than save, refugees trying to reach Europe say human rights groups In the early hours of Thursday morning, on October 3, a fishing boat overcrowded with some five hundred African migrants from Eritrea approached the Italian shoreline of the island of Lampedusa.
The authorities urgently need to work out a feasible plan to question witnesses and militia members in connection with these deadly attacks on protesters.
"Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as an irreversible, degrading, and cruel punishment.
French soldiers were cheered on Saturday as they began patrolling densely-populated neighbourhoods of Central African Republic's capital Bangui, which has been rocked by waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
Egyptian women supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand inside the defendants' cage in a courtroom in Alexandria, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Journalists, rights defenders, writers, opposition figures, and religious believers are languishing behind bars because of their peaceful activities, and many of them have suffered torture or ill-treatment.
The court's ruling in Saratov sets a dangerous precedent. Forcing a research organization to register as a 'foreign agent' casts an ominous shadow over every independent group in Russia.