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Myanmar lawmakers to debate law curbing

May 31, 2014

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Myanmar lawmakers to debate law curbing religious conversions http://ow.ly/xtNYz

http://ow.ly/xtR4o Thousands of people m

May 31, 2014

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http://ow.ly/xtR4o Thousands of people marched in Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, calling for equal rights in a country where homosexuality is still vehemently opposed by an influential Orthodox Church.

A Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for a

May 31, 2014

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A Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for allegedly abandoning the Muslim faith will be freed “within days”, foreign ministry officials said Saturday following an international outcry and widespread protests over her sentence. http://ow.ly/xtQGi

http://ow.ly/xtQjZ Some homes in these n

May 31, 2014

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http://ow.ly/xtQjZ Some homes in these neighborhoods have been completely cut off from the water supply; others receive water intermittently; and as for the rest, the water pressure in the pipes is so low that the water does not reach the faucets. As a result, an estimated 60,000-80,000 Palestinians – mostly permanent residents of Israel – […]

http://ow.ly/xtQ4q Iranian authorities c

May 31, 2014

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http://ow.ly/xtQ4q Iranian authorities claim Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht criticised Ayatollah Khomeini on Facebook The 47-year-old part-time student was arrested two weeks into her Iranian holiday Ms Nobakht holds dual Iranian and British nationality Her husband spent two months traveling in Iran trying to track down his wife after she failed to return home

Deprived of their basic needs, the four

May 31, 2014

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Deprived of their basic needs, the four Saudi royal princesses kept in 13-year isolation by their father, King Abdullah, have surpassed 60 days without food. The monarch’s daughters fell out of their father’s favor for speaking out against the ill treatment of women in the Gulf kingdom. It is also believed that the king was […]

20,000 prisoners stage hunger strike in

May 30, 2014

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20,000 prisoners stage hunger strike in Egypt http://ow.ly/xsrLI There have been reports of widespread and systematic mistreatment and torture being carried out in Egyptian detention facilities. Egyptian authorities often deny claims of maltreatment inside prisons. The military-backed government also denies the presence of any “political” prisoners in the nation’s jails, saying the thousands arrested since […]