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1 hr ago | Statesboro Herald

4 journalists held in Syra freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.


Related Topix: Journalism, Syria, World News, Middle East, Francois Hollande, Turkey

5 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

There's A Horrific Law In Iran That Lets The Bereaved Personally Execute Murderers

Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, remove the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

9 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Ingush Human Rights Activist Unfazed By Reports Death Squad Closing In On Him

Magomed Mutsolgov, head of the Mashr human rights nongovernmental organization , which celebrated its ninth anniversary on April 14, has affirmed that he has no intention of either abandoning his human rights activities or modifying his way of life in response to a recent blog post claiming that Russia's Federal Security Service has dispatched a ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia,

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Re: NewsOne Minute: PETA After First Lady Over Easter Egg Roll

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is targeting first lady Michelle Obama in a new YouTube video, pleading with her to end the tradition of using real eggs in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Non-Profit, Harlem (New York, NY), South Huntington, NY, Huntington, NY

Windsor Beacon

Ruling: Court OK needed for disabled son's vasectomy

An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Related Topix: Iowa, Folk, The Kennedys, West Des Moines, IA, ACLU


Mitchell Steven Behm, right and David Delgado appear in this composite handout photo.

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.


Related Topix: Pets, Exotic Pets, Coto de Caza, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA, Animal Rights

The Fresno Bee

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows multiple rocket launchers fire Grad missiles by the Syrian rebels as they shell the government forces positions, in Aleppo, Syria, Monday April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Explosion

The Modesto Bee

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.


Related Topix: Insurance, Citizens, Media, PA, Journalism

KURB-FM Little Rock

Paul McCartney Asks Fans to "Eat No Fish" on Good Friday

As Christians prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday, Paul McCartney is continuing his ongoing support of animal rights and the vegan lifestyle by taking part in a new initiative encouraging people to forego eating meat for the holiday.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Life, Food, Vegan


China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists.


Thu Apr 17, 2014


RT If You: The Rise in Fake Activism

Will the real activists please stand up? In a social-media crazed society, insignificant measures are seen as influential.


Related Topix: Twitter, Social Software, Startups, Facebook


Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.


Related Topix: Apache, Oil & Gas, Texas, Stanley, Financial Services, Morgan Stanley, Chevron Corporation, Energy


Saudi activist sentenced to 15 years in jail for protests-lawyer

A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer said.



Feminist Activists Are Selling A New Line Of 'Consent Condoms' To Tackle Rape Culture

In order to incorporate messages about consent into hook-up culture, a feminist group is launching a new line of condoms that "promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity."


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US News, Liberal Political News


Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers' homes, touting the technology's energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora's box of privacy concerns.


Related Topix: Privacy, TV, Electronics

ABC News

Rights Groups Ask Nepal to Scarp Amnesty Bill

International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

ACLU alleges county jail administrators violated inmates' constitutional rights

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.


Related Topix: ACLU, Prison, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Indian Express

In high-profile Bangalore South, two women activists make political plunge

Manorama said national parties have not addressed the core issues concerning women in the areas of education, employment and safety.


Ma'an News Agency

Hamas: 357 activists arrested by PA forces since January

A new report released Wednesday by the Gaza Strip ministry of planning says that Palestinian Authority security forces arrested 357 members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian political parties across the West Bank in the first quarter of 2014.


Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, World News, Israel

Free Republic

Earth Daze

"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival."


Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Global Warming, Agriculture, Science