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Court ruling will not hold me back, says runner Caster Semenya

South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the..
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After losing 160 kg, Frenchman Kevin Chenais wants to be a Mumbaikar

after losing 160 kg, frenchman kevin chenais wants to be a mumbaikar
Kevin Chenais, the 28-year-old Frenchman who came to India for weight loss treatment, flew back home to Geneva, much lighter and happier at 136 kg on Wednesday. He had made international headlines in..
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US Won't Nominate Member for UN Committee on Racism [Video]US Won't Nominate Member for UN Committee on Racism

An administration official told Politico that the White House may just have missed a deadline to nominate someone.

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U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights [Video]U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..

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New fines for insulting Russian state online [Video]New fines for insulting Russian state online

Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved new fines for people who insult the authorities online or spread fake news, defying warnings from critics that the move could open the way to direct state..

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36 Countries Sign Open Letter Denouncing Saudi Arabia [Video]36 Countries Sign Open Letter Denouncing Saudi Arabia

The letter was read at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights council in Geneva.

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First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum [Video]First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum

Three dozen countries, including all 28 EU members, called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release 10 activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi..

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U.N. rights boss regrets Israel dismissal of Gaza killings report [Video]U.N. rights boss regrets Israel dismissal of Gaza killings report

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday (March 6) that she regretted Israel's "immediate dismissal" of a U.N. report on its security forces killing protesters in Gaza..

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UN-Backed Panel: Israel May Have Committed War Crimes [Video]UN-Backed Panel: Israel May Have Committed War Crimes

The panel was created to investigate possible violations and abuse of international law at the protests in Gaza last year.

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Delegates Stage Walkout as Venezuela's Foreign Minister Addresses UN Meeting [Video]Delegates Stage Walkout as Venezuela's Foreign Minister Addresses UN Meeting

Delegates at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council staged a walkout as Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took the floor to make a speech on February 27. Jamil Chade recorded this video and..

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Delegates Stage Walkout as Venezuela's Foreign Minister Addresses UN Meeting [Video]Delegates Stage Walkout as Venezuela's Foreign Minister Addresses UN Meeting

Delegates at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council staged a walkout as Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took the floor to make a speech on February 27.Jamil Chade recorded this video..

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U.N. chief warns against threat of hate speech to U.N. chief warns against threat of hate speech to "pillars of humanity"

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against the rise of hate speech around the world and the threat to "the pillars of humanity" as he opened the U.N. Human Rights..

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UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June [Video]UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June

The U.N. investigator leading the inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi said on Tuesday (January 29) that Saudi Arabia had not yet approved a request for her to enter the kingdom's consulate in..

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Khashoggi Investigator Wants More Saudi Access [Video]Khashoggi Investigator Wants More Saudi Access

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator leading an international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Saturday she had made a request to have access to the..

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UN Envoy Wants Myanmar Army Chief Prosecuted for 'Genocide' [Video]UN Envoy Wants Myanmar Army Chief Prosecuted for 'Genocide'

She said it ​was necessary to hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes before refugees could return back to Myanmar.

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Austria: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Must Be Solved Without Weapons [Video]Austria: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Must Be Solved Without Weapons

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said on Tuesday Russia and Ukraine should de-escalate the situation in the Sea of Azov and solve the conflict without the use of force, . Reuters reports Kneissl..

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Israeli Government Plans To Punish Airbnb [Video]Israeli Government Plans To Punish Airbnb

According to Gizmodo.com, Israeli officials immediately begn denouncing the hospitality giant Airbnb and warning of potential measures to restrict its operations in Israel, after it began removing..

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China increases security spending in Xinjiang [Video]China increases security spending in Xinjiang

Beijing has increased security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities.

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China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps [Video]China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps

XINJIANG, CHINA — Beijing has massively upped security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities. According to an analysis of Chinese government..

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Saudi Arabia To UN Rights Body: We Will Prosecute Khashoggi's Murderers [Video]Saudi Arabia To UN Rights Body: We Will Prosecute Khashoggi's Murderers

Reuters reports Saudi Arabia told the United Nations top human rights body on Monday that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate last month with a view..

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Austria Calls For EU To Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia [Video]Austria Calls For EU To Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying..

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Trump to Withdraw US from UN's Universal Postal Union [Video]Trump to Withdraw US from UN's Universal Postal Union

The White House said Wednesday it would withdraw the U.S. from the Universal Postal Union.

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Haley Face Of Trump's Least Popular Policies on Global Stage [Video]Haley Face Of Trump's Least Popular Policies on Global Stage

During her time as the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley oversaw the United States' gradual withdrawal from the world stage.

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UN Wants Investigation into Venezuelan Politician's Death [Video]UN Wants Investigation into Venezuelan Politician's Death

Fernando Albán was jailed Friday by Venezuelan officials who allege he was part of an attempt to kill the country's president.

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Resigns [Video]US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Resigns

President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley jointly announced her resignation Tuesday morning.

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns [Video]UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has submitted her resignation to President Trump, Axios reported Tuesday. Trump tweeted that he would make a "big announcement" with Haley, the former South Carolina governor..

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Pompeo Claims 'Productive' Meeting With North Korea's Leader [Video]Pompeo Claims 'Productive' Meeting With North Korea's Leader

Pompeo Claims 'Productive' Meeting With North Korea's Leader

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At UNHRC meet, Kashmiri activists claim Pakistan is 'trying to sell' Gilgit Baltistan to China, allege rights violations in PoK

Kashmiri political activists and intellectuals have strongly criticised Pakistan for its duplicity on Kashmir during the 40th Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at Geneva on..
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In UNHRC, India slams Pakistan for supporting terror ahead of decision on Masood Azhar

India slammed Pakistan at the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council for its support to terrorism, raking up Kashmir and situation of minorities in the country.
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At 40th session of UNHRC, India lashes out at Pakistan`s support to terror

Pakistan's support to terrorist organisations and its illegal occupation of a part of Jammu and Kashmir were the two main points of Indian attack at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in..
Zee News - Published

EU, Canada and Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UNHRC; statement calls for activists' release, condemns Khashoggi killing

It was the first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council since it was set up in 2006 and came amid growing international concern about Saudi violations of basic freedoms such as freedom..
Firstpost - Published

EU backs text rebuking Saudi Arabia at U.N. rights forum: diplomats

At least 36 countries including all 28 EU members have signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia's human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday, diplomats said.
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UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims

Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and..
Firstpost - Published

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at U.N. rights forum - diplomats

European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom..
Reuters India - Published

UN chief launches global push against hate speech

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday launched a new global strategy to combat hate speech, a growing scourge he said has "poisoned" debate on crucial challenges like migration. Guterres..
IndiaTimes - Published

China, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela in hot seat at U.N. rights forum

China is lobbying hard to thwart scrutiny of its mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region at the U.N. Human Rights Council's main annual session opening on Monday, diplomats and..
Reuters India - Published

Corrected - Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya 'genocide': U.N. rights envoy

(Corrects 'Security Council' to 'Human Rights Council' in eighth paragraph)
Reuters India - Published

Khashoggi murder case trial 'not sufficient': UNHRC

[Switzerland], Jan 4 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has denied evaluating the ongoing trial of slain Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called it to be insufficient.
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Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91

The founder of Russia's oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement.
Reuters India - Published

Saudi Arabia vows to prosecute journalist Khashoggi's killers, defends rights record at UN

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, and defended its human rights..
DNA - Published

India concerned over politicisation of human rights as foreign policy tool

India has expressed regret that the work of the Human Rights Council is getting more contentious and difficult and voiced concern over instances of politicisation of human rights as a foreign policy..
IndiaTimes - Published

India at UN says terrorism most serious violation of human rights, emanating from beyond its borders

A lack of consensus in the Human Rights Council's actions in situation-specific issues is a worrisome development that compromises its effectiveness and credibility, First Secretary in the Permanent..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mahinda Rajapaksa's return as Lankan Prime Minister touches a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu

A day after Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday expressed concerns over the development. Rajapaksa has been accused of..
DNA - Published

Philippines says U.N. rights council seat vindicates Duterte's drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs and shown his detractors to be..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections in United Nations for new members to the UNHRC. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a..
Firstpost - Published

India's United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC win reflection of country's standing in international comity: Syed Akbaruddin

Hours after India was elected to the top human rights body of the United Nations (UN) on Friday, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin expressed his happiness and..
Zee News - Published

After massive victory at UN, top envoy says it reflects 'India's strong global position'

Few hours after India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said that New Delhi would continue..
DNA - Published

India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council


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India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.
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India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed

The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members on Friday to the UN Human Rights Council. The members are elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries need a minimum of 97..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saudi Arabia, UAE fail to halt U.N. Yemen human rights inquiry

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to prolong an inquiry into human rights in Yemen against objections from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, leaders of a coalition widely..
Reuters India - Published

U.N. sets up body to prepare Myanmar atrocity prosecution files

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, including possible genocide, for any future prosecution.
Reuters India - Published

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