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Forced marriages and conversions need to be discouraged: speakers : August 31, 2014,

KARACHI: Senior representatives of civil society, political representatives and analysts, human rights activists, religious scholars have stressed upon the prevention to curb forced marriages and conversion issues in Sindh.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Wedding,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

Racism treaty committee calls on Obama administration to explain black prisoners

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued its " Concluding Observations " on Aug. 29 over United States progress to end racism.

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TwinCities

'Stealth' North Dakota Bakken oil pipeline project faces fight

A major oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River twice in North Dakota as it carries crude from the Bakken oilfields to Illinois faces a fight from activists in Iowa but so far has largely flown under the radar here.

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Related Topix: North Dakota, Williston, ND, Watford City, ND, Cannon Ball, ND

Examiner.com

PETA objects to ALS ice bucket challenge over animal testing concerns

The ice bucket challenge which features celebrities and ordinary people having buckets of ice water poured over them to raise awareness for ALS, a degenerative nerve disease, has gone viral on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

Christian Science Monitor

African-American men at risk, activism through social media,...

A casket containing the body of Michael Brown is wheeled out Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, World News, Indonesia,

The Bennington Banner

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

680News

Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Nanaimo Daily News

Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

News Max

Mediaite's Concha: Sharpton's MSNBC Conflict a Ratings Bust, Too

Letting the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and Obama White House confidante, host his own MSNBC news show violates basic conflict-of-interest rules for journalism, and gives the lightly watched liberal cable outlet no discernible ratings boost in return, a media columnist told Newsmax TV on Friday.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Ferguson, MO

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad: Egypt loses a tireless champion of human rights

The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need.

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

The Toronto Star

Gay rights activist withdraws challenge to Jamaican laws

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Gay/Lesbian

The Washington Post

Hashtag activism brings Ferguson to White House

Janessa Robinson stands with a sign that reads "I'm afraid to have a child one day," Thursday afternoon in front of the White House.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Howard University, Marketing

NewsOne

Re: Ferguson Raises Questions Around Traditional, Social Media Activism

The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

The Indianapolis Star

New councilor has roots in community activism

New councilor has roots in community activism LaKeisha Jackson replaces retired councilman Vernon Brown.

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Related Topix: Indiana Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University, Marion County, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Baltimore Jewish Times

Commitment to Activism

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 90, is arrested during a protest of the Michael Brown shooting in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri, Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Reuters

Macau to 're-elect' leader as democratic rumblings, mirroring Hong Kong, are stifled

Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be "re-elected" on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in neighboring Hong Kong.

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WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

Regina Leader Post

ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops in brutal mass killings

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Thursday, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province.

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Daily Reporter

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and homosexuals alike and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.

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Related Topix: Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

KCRA-TV Sacramento

ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Autos

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