Tag: human rights

Syrian activists report new poison attack by Assad forces

Syrian activists report new poison attack by Assad forces

Apr 13, – A Syrian opposition news outlet claimed Friday the government troops attacked a Damascus suburb with poison gas and that residents were showing symptoms of shortness of breath. The Shaam News Network identified the Damascus suburb of Harasta as the site of the poison gas attack and said that at least 100 residents […]

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Protesters clash with police as thousands march in Rome against austerity

Protesters clash with police as thousands march in Rome against austerity

Apr 12, – At least 80 people – both police and protesters – have been injured as street battles broke out in Rome, with rocks being flung and police deploying pepper spray. Thousands took to the street to march against austerity measures. Blasts and sirens could be heard as a splinter group of masked protesters […]

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India: Maoist rebels kill at least 7 poll officials, seven others in Chhattisgarh attack

India: Maoist rebels kill at least 7 poll officials, seven others in Chhattisgarh attack

Apr 12, – At least 14 persons, including civilians, CRPF men and polling officials have died in multiple attacks by Maoists in Bastar region on Saturday. The first incident took place in Darbha, second in the region in less than a month, when the rebels ambushed a Sanjivani 108 ambulance around 12 pm. Some CRPF […]

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Dreams shattered for students in deadly California bus crash

Dreams shattered for students in deadly California bus crash

Apr 12, – Those dreams shattered for some Thursday in an explosive freeway collision that left 10 dead students, chaperones and both drivers and dozens hospitalized. It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los […]

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No breakthrough as Venezuela talks end in stalemate

No breakthrough as Venezuela talks end in stalemate

Apr 11, Caracas – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded barbs for six hours late on Thursday in a debate over the last two months of anti-government protests, but found no common ground. Maduro had been widely praised for instituting the talks, but opposition leaders seemed uninterested in conciliation of any kind. They […]

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Hope fades as violence continues in Venezuela on first day of peace talks

Hope fades as violence continues in Venezuela on first day of peace talks

Apr 10, – As the Venezuelan government prepared to hold its first open and public dialogue with the opposition on Thursday, violence continued across the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was to sit down for the first time Thursday with opposition leaders, in a bid to end weeks of deadly street protests against his beleaguered […]

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Associated Press reporter injured in Afghan shooting flown to Germany

Associated Press reporter injured in Afghan shooting flown to Germany

Apr 08, – Kabul – The Canadian journalist Kathy Gannon was shot three times in the attack that killed Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer Anja Niedringhaus on the eve of Saturday’s presidential elections. Her Associated Press colleague was shot dead by a policeman in Afghanistan. Kathy Gannon has been flown to Germany for further medical treatment, […]

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Gunman kills well-known Dutch priest in Syria city of Homs

Gunman kills well-known Dutch priest in Syria city of Homs

Apr 07, – A masked gunman assassinated a well-known, elderly Dutch priest on Monday, shooting him in the head in the garden of a monastery where he lived in the central Syrian city of Homs on Monday, a fellow priest, an activist group and Syria’s state-run media said. Father Francis Van Der Lugt — a […]

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India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

Apr 04, – An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year. A fourth defendant was sentenced to life in prison, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. He said he asked for the death sentence under a strict anti-rape […]

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Man punches Indian anti-graft party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

Man punches Indian anti-graft party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

Apr 04, – A man punched the chief of India’s anti-corruption party twice in the face during a campaign stop in the capital on Friday, three days before the start of national elections in the world’s biggest democracy. The motive for the attack on Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Admi Party, or Common Man’s […]

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