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Amnesty says U.S. coalition underestimated impact on civilians in Syria

(Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants has not taken enough precautions to avoid civilian casualties in Syria and has underestimated the impact of its operations on..

Southeast Asian Democracy at the Crossroads

[The Thai popular uprising of Oct 14, 1974 against the military dictatorship./ Source: Wikipedia]By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - On October 14, 1974, scores of students who protested against the..
Huffington Post

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News video: SEPTA Offers Amnesty To Man Who Took Camera Left Behind At Subway

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He has until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to return the camera.
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News video: Trump in 2012 Didn't Want Many Undocumented Workers Deported

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Donald Trump’s is known for his tough stance on immigration, but a recently uncovered interview shows that hasn't always been the case. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the story.
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News video: On the U.S.-Mexico border, a struggle to hire more female border agents

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Border Agent Annjeri Workman has spent the last three years patrolling the busiest stretch of the Texas-Mexico Border. Despite a campaign for a more diverse force, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has..
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News video: Snapchat, Skype, Blackberry get low marks on privacy protection

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When you’re texting or sending instant messages from your smartphone, are your conversations really private? Well, it depends, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group has..
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News video: Mosul civilians face potential 'humanitarian catastrophe'

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With the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIL underway, Amnesty International is about to publish a major report entitled Punished for Daesh’s crimes’: Displaced Iraqis abused by militias and..
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Iran: Writer Jailed For Writing Unpublished Story

On Monday, Iranian intelligence authorities broke the apartment door of writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, raided her apartment and took her by force to serve a 6 year prison..
Eurasia Review

Trauma surgeon backs #LivesNotKnives

A leading trauma surgeon is backing #LivesNotKnives – Leicestershire Police's campaign to combat knife crime in the city. Ben Olivere, Major Trauma Surgeon at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham,..
Leicestershire Police

Three months on: Turkey's bloody coup attempt still covered by a 'deep' mystery, with questions left open

*'It is not possible to say that all of those who have joined the attempt belong to that community...'* This statement comes as a response by Ümit Dündar to the question of a parliamentary deputy..
Huffington Post

South Sudan's army committed atrocities, Amnesty says

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " A 6-year old girl who was killed by rocket fire from a helicopter gunship. A journalist who was killed because of his ethnicity. A 15-year-old girl who was gang-raped.A new report..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •FOXNews.com

As drug war darkens, Filipino cardinal sheds light with rehab centers

Manila, Philippines, Oct 25, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Philippines' controversial drug war rages on, Catholic parishes are working with local government to provide drug rehab and..

Where Is Shariah Law Enforced In Southeast Asia? – Analysis

Two places in Southeast Asia — Brunei and the Indonesian province of Aceh — have established Shariah law and Malaysia is considering following suit. Brunei enacted Shariah in 2014, applying it..
Eurasia Review

The Path To Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government And Its Silent Coup

the path to total dictatorship: america's shadow government and its silent coup
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President,..
Zero Hedge

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir rejects Amnesty International `lies` about Darfur chemical attacks

Last month, Amnesty said in a report that Sudanese forces had carried out more than 30 suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of Darfur that killed up to 250 people, including many..
Zee News

Saudi prince executed for murder

*Riyadh:* Saudi Arabia today executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put..
Mid-Day Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Australian-bound refugees driven to suicide on Nauru – rights group Amnesty | Reuters

By Colin Packham and Jane Wardell | SYDNEY SYDNEY Australia on Tuesday rejected claims by rights group Amnesty International that conditions on a tiny South Pacific island where some 400..
Firstpost Also reported by •Reuters India

Stop using &#039;harsh&#039; Public Safety Act in J&amp;K: Amnesty International, ICJ, HRW

Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked authorities in Jammu & Kashmir to stop using the "harsh" Public Safety Act (PSA) for..
Zee News Also reported by •newKerala.com

Palestinian president pardons officer jailed for criticising him over Peres | Reuters

GAZA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday pardoned a military officer sentenced to a year in jail for criticising him for attending the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, an..

Iranian woman faces imminent execution after unfair trial | Reuters

DUBAI A rights group urged the Iranian judiciary on Tuesday to quash a death sentence against a 22-year-old woman accused of murdering her husband, who she said had repeatedly abused her.Zeinab..

Amnesty decries India's death penalty record

*India is among around 20 countries that resorted to death penalty in a "flawed" anti-terror drive in 2015, Amnesty International has said as it called for a complete ban on executions. * In its..
Deccan Herald

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

More than 70,000 Syrians are trapped in "hellish conditions" in a remote, arid strip of no-man`s land on the Syrian side of the border, the rights group said.
Zee News

Bangladeshi man sues FIFA over treatment of Qatar World Cup workers

A Bangladeshi man who says he was harshly exploited while working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar is suing FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure workers are treated..

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