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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 […]

Total 123 Years of Imprisonment For 8 Pe

May 30, 2014

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Total 123 Years of Imprisonment For 8 People Active On Facebook In Iran http://ow.ly/xssdY These 8 people were charged with assembly and collusion against the national security, insulting the Supreme Leader, insulting the authorities, propaganda against the regime, blasphemy, and spreading lies and disturbing the public’s peace.

Hundreds of women in conservative, Musli

May 30, 2014

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Hundreds of women in conservative, Muslim-majority Pakistan are murdered each year in so-called “honour killings” by their husbands or male relatives over alleged sexual transgressions seen as bringing shame to the family. Activists say those who commit such crimes are often acquitted or given light sentences. http://ow.ly/xsqWD

Court rules teacher used the nickname ‘

May 30, 2014

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Court rules teacher used the nickname ‘Allah C.C.’ on Twitter However, the defendant claimed his account was hacked ‘C.C.’ is an abbreviation of the honorific ‘[Allah’s] glory is so almighty’ In March, Turkey’s prime minister tried to ban Twitter altogether That ban was overturned a month later in the Turkish high court Yesterday, the government’s […]

The owner and manager of a children’s b

May 30, 2014

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The owner and manager of a children’s boarding school in Maharashtra have been arrested after five minors said they were raped, forced to watch pornographic films and act them out with one another, police and charity workers said. The children were made to eat faeces as a punishment if they did not comply. http://ow.ly/xsqhB

http://ow.ly/xsq5R Malaysian police have

May 30, 2014

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http://ow.ly/xsq5R Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in an abandoned hut, media said on Friday.

Two teenage sisters aged 14 and 15 have

May 30, 2014

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Two teenage sisters aged 14 and 15 have were found dead hanging from a rope on a mango tree after they had been raped by some unknown men, near home in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state in India. A gang of men – including at least one police officer – allegedly raped and killed […]

Transgender women attacked on Atlanta tr

May 30, 2014

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Transgender women attacked on Atlanta train as onlookers cheer, record video http://ow.ly/xsnXC

U.S. birth rate hits record lows for tee

May 30, 2014

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U.S. birth rate hits record lows for teens while continuing increase among older women http://ow.ly/xsodN The general fertility rate overall in the United States reached a record low of 62.9 births per 1,000 women, said the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

“Selective schooling systems sort pupil

May 30, 2014

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“Selective schooling systems sort pupils based on their ability and schools with high ability pupils are more likely to attract and retain high quality teaching staff,” he says. “This puts pupils who miss out on a grammar school place at an immediate disadvantage. In addition they will be part of lower ability peer groups, which […]

The search giant said Wednesday that the

May 30, 2014

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The search giant said Wednesday that the transparency about its workforce—the first disclosure of its kind in the largely white, male tech sector—is an important step toward change. “Simply put, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” http://ow.ly/xrYcy

In the 1970s gay tours took men rafting

May 30, 2014

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In the 1970s gay tours took men rafting in the Grand Canyon and to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival. Gay hotels began opening in Key West, Fla. And destinations like Provincetown, Mass., were creating some of the first marketing to gay and lesbian travelers. Today, there are tours spanning the globe not only for gay […]

Cambodian Garment Workers Face Violence

May 29, 2014

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Cambodian Garment Workers Face Violence in the Struggle for a Better Wage http://ow.ly/xpDtw

These days, we have changed our perspect

May 29, 2014

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These days, we have changed our perspective. Whenever we receive a report of a death, we will not simply accept it as a natural death. Unless the employer can prove it’s a natural death, we will file a case against them on the charge of murder,” said Pushkar, who is now joint secretary of the […]

More than 30 US faith-based groups are c

May 29, 2014

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More than 30 US faith-based groups are calling on Barack Obama to clarify then repeal a law that restricts aid funding for abortion services. http://ow.ly/xnzZR

Tackling economic inequality is not easy

May 29, 2014

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Tackling economic inequality is not easy, but as Piketty and others have stressed, ignoring it could create a timebomb, not least because it limits a country’s ability to uphold human rights. http://ow.ly/xnzXO

U.S. Census will begin counting same-sex

May 28, 2014

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U.S. Census will begin counting same-sex spouses as families http://ow.ly/xmCgo

UN rights chief urges action after pregn

May 28, 2014

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UN rights chief urges action after pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family http://ow.ly/xmCCz According to reports, some 20 members of Ms. Parveen’s family, including her father and two brothers, attacked her and her husband when they were on their way to the Lahore High Court, where they were due to contest her father’s […]

The cyber bullying law | Kiwiblog http:/

May 28, 2014

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The cyber bullying law | Kiwiblog http://ow.ly/xmDci

‘The Transcending Gender Project’: Cel

May 28, 2014

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‘The Transcending Gender Project’: Celebrating Transgender And Gender Non … – Huffington Post http://ow.ly/xmDiM “The Transcending Gender Project” is a compelling new body of work that aims to celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming individuals as people, not just by their gender. The project comes from the mind of photographer Rhys Harper, who wants to impact […]

Four of the kidnapped Nigerian girls bei

May 28, 2014

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Four of the kidnapped Nigerian girls being held by Boko Haram militants have escaped, a local education official has said. Reuters reported that the election commissioner in Borno state – the state where the girls were abducted from – revealed the four had managed to get free but declined to give further details of the […]

Police fired tear gas canisters to conta

May 28, 2014

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Police fired tear gas canisters to contain anti-World Cup demonstrators who tried to march to the Brasilia stadium where the soccer tournament’s trophy was on public display on Tuesday. http://ow.ly/xmAM8

The World Cup in Brazil attracts thousan

May 28, 2014

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The World Cup in Brazil attracts thousands of men looking for cheap sex – they find it with child prostitutes. The police as well as FIFA prefer to look the other way. A visit to the dark corners. http://ow.ly/xmA8t

Greenpeace says the drilling site, the m

May 28, 2014

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Greenpeace says the drilling site, the most northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic, is too close to the Bear Island nature reserve — and an oil spill would devastate the island’s unique and unspoiled habitat. http://ow.ly/xmzAm

t looks like the United States has final

May 28, 2014

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t looks like the United States has finally woken up and started paying attention towards what is perhaps the most neglected ongoing genocide in the world. But will the supposed world champion of human rights do more than just paying lip-service to widespread abuses? Ever since the genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) started […]

A couple arrested in Pakistan on suspici

May 28, 2014

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A couple arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of killing their 15-year-old daughter with acid say they carried out the attack because she looked at a boy. The girl’s father told the BBC that they feared she would bring dishonour on their family. Her mother said it was her “destiny” to die that way. http://ow.ly/xmyE5

Yemen: Migrants Held at ‘Torture Camps

May 27, 2014

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Yemen: Migrants Held at ‘Torture Camps’ http://ow.ly/xjyJ0

WASHINGTON — Twelve years after barring

May 27, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. http://ow.ly/xjyq1

Up to 200,000 Somali children could die

May 27, 2014

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Up to 200,000 Somali children could die from malnutrition – U.N. http://ow.ly/xjw5B Only $15 million has been received in the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) $150 million appeal to donor states to provide vital health services to more than 3 million women and children in the Horn of Africa nation this year, the agency said.

Human trafficking continues in Yolanda-h

May 27, 2014

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Human trafficking continues in Yolanda-hit areas http://ow.ly/xjtLQ After super typhoon Yolanda swept away her home in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, 14-year-old Noemi was forced to beg for food. Her family lost everything, and had nowhere to go.

Woman sues after infant died following b

May 27, 2014

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Woman sues after infant died following birth in solitary confinement http://ow.ly/xjtOO According to her complaint filed this week, she had to give birth in her cell in 2012 with the help of a prison officer. She says her baby was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. A nurse came and removed it, […]

Daly City moves to forefront of fight ag

May 27, 2014

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Daly City moves to forefront of fight against human trafficking http://ow.ly/xjtWq The council led by Mayor David Canepa is the first to approve the San Francisco Bay Area Compact, intended to be a multicity agreement to help local governments effectively address human trafficking, both sex slavery and labor abuses, in advance of the 2016 SuperBowl […]

Child victim of “School Bullying”, hospi

May 27, 2014

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Child victim of “School Bullying”, hospitalized in Merida – The Yucatan Times http://ow.ly/xju4I On Friday May 23rd, 2014, a nine year old child was taken to a hospital here in Mérida after suffering a blow to the head when one of his classmates smashed him against a wall during a school recess .

TED Talk star launches crowdfunding effo

May 27, 2014

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TED Talk star launches crowdfunding effort for anti-bullying film – Lansing State Journal http://ow.ly/xjuaU In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called “the world’s ugliest woman,” hopes to reach an even-wider audience through an anti-bullying documentary about her story.

Briton among eight jailed in Iran for we

May 27, 2014

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Briton among eight jailed in Iran for web insults http://ow.ly/xjtfs Eight people including an Iranian-born British woman have been sentenced to jail in Iran on charges including blasphemy and insulting the country’s supreme leader on Facebook.

Standard Digital News – Kenya : Pakistan

May 27, 2014

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Standard Digital News – Kenya : Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved http://ow.ly/xjsED Pakistan: A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan’s top courts on Tuesday in a so-called “honor” killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.

Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad o

May 27, 2014

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Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate – Telegraph http://ow.ly/xjsgF A news conference was held in Kuala Lumpur where the groups claimed Cadbury had “crossed the line”. “They have betrayed us Muslims by putting haram elements in the foods we consume,” said Abu Bakar Yahya, a leader of […]

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for ap

May 27, 2014

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Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy gives birth in prison http://ow.ly/xjrHk Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, gave birth to a girl early Tuesday in the hospital wing of a prison in Omdurman, one of her attorneys, Mohamed Abdelnabi, told FoxNews.com by phone from Khartoum.

Behind the Sexist Ideology That Preoccup

May 27, 2014

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Behind the Sexist Ideology That Preoccupied Mass Murderer Elliot Rodger http://ow.ly/xjndb Hours after 22-year-old student Elliot Rodger shot and killed 7 people near a Santa Barbara university campus in California on Friday night, an internet user on a messaging board site asked, “Will [A]merican women become nicer after today’s attempt?” “I heard that New Yorkers […]

How Solitary Confinement Destroys Women

May 26, 2014

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How Solitary Confinement Destroys Women http://ow.ly/xgQdM “I always felt unsafe is solitary,” said 53-year-old Jacqueline Craig, who was incarcerated at age 16 for a drug offense and went on to spend 20 years of her life in prison, roughly six or seven of those in “the hole” or solitary confinement. “I had to put on […]

North Bergen man gets 8 years in prison

May 26, 2014

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North Bergen man gets 8 years in prison for groping woman on plane http://ow.ly/xgQ9J Calling it a “despicable and serious crime,” U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares sentenced Bawer Aksal, 49, to 97 months behind bars — the minimum term on a sentencing guidelines range that stretched to just over 10 years.

16-year-old sent to Utah prison for 15 y

May 26, 2014

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16-year-old sent to Utah prison for 15 years after judge changes terms of plea deal http://ow.ly/xgOHT A 16-year-old Utah boy was sentenced earlier this month to up to 15 years in a maximum security prison after a judge changed the terms of a plea agreement. Cooper Van Huizen pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree […]

Face of Slave Labour Changing in Brazil

May 26, 2014

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Face of Slave Labour Changing in Brazil | Humanitarian News The upcoming mega sporting events in Brazil are paving a new route for slave labour among those migrating from rural areas to the cities in search of work. http://ow.ly/xgSPS

South Africa appoints first lesbian to c

May 26, 2014

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South Africa appoints first lesbian to cabinet “The symbolism matters from an African perspective, too, given other countries around us are enacting and enforcing laws criminalising same-sex sex and lifestyles.” http://ow.ly/xgSEQ