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Group seeks U.S. probe of Georgia prison

July 4, 2014

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Group seeks U.S. probe of Georgia prisons, says 34 killings since 2010 indicate 'crisis of violence' http://ow.ly/yN8ld In its report, the center for human rights argues that Georgia prison officials have a constitutional obligation to protect inmates. In 2013, 21,000 inmates were released from prison. The center says frequent exposure to life-threatening violence disrupts any […]

Syrian women’s rights under scrutiny am

July 4, 2014

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Syrian women’s rights under scrutiny amid abuse, sexual violence and detentions http://ow.ly/yN8G2 During her detention Layal was kicked, beaten, tied up and hung from a ceiling. She was forced to perform oral sex on two male officers. The young woman, who now lives with her mother as a refugee in Turkey, continues to struggle with […]

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutritio

July 4, 2014

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Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from C.A.R. http://ow.ly/yN8Hv “Children who have survived the horror in the Central African Republic are now at risk of dying from malnutrition and its complications,” said Félicité Tchibindat, UNICEF Representative in Cameroon. “Death is stalking these children. It is alarming to see entire families undernourished […]

Facebook denies emotion contagion study

July 4, 2014

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Facebook denies emotion contagion study had government and military ties http://ow.ly/yMOvs Several publications alleged that because one of the key academic researchers on the study, Professor Jeffrey Hancock at Cornell, previously had ties with the Minerva Initiative that the Facebook “emotion contagion” work could have been in service of the US military.

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy ra

July 4, 2014

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy rally leaders http://ow.ly/yMOBP “They are making arrests even though we have had such a peaceful procession,” the group’s convener, Johnson Yeung, said after two of his colleagues were picked from their homes on Friday morning.

Madrid hosts annual high heels race for

July 4, 2014

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Madrid hosts annual high heels race for gay pride week http://ow.ly/yMPC7

Women in India to realize their right to

July 4, 2014

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Women in India to realize their right to food http://ow.ly/yMQcT