Tag: human rights

Young voters’ enrolment to set India on new path

Young voters’ enrolment to set India on new path

Apr 04, – Anxious to pursue their dreams, young people are particularly concerned with India’s ability to add jobs. India added fewer than 3 million jobs between 2005 and 2010, far below the 1 million needed each month to keep up with student matriculation and Indians’ growing ambitions. As India begins its weekslong election process […]

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Weary Chileans flee as earthquake aftershocks continue

Weary Chileans flee as earthquake aftershocks continue

Apr 02, – There are about 50 aftershocks every hour. Some aftershocks are pretty strong; you can feel them – 4.5, 4.6. That gives you an idea of the uncertainty that we are living through. Aftershocks from a massive 8.2 magnitude quake that rattled northern Chile entered a third day on Thursday, basic services were […]

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African migrants perched on fence In Spanish enclave of Melilla

African migrants perched on fence In Spanish enclave of Melilla

Apr 03, – Spanish and Moroccan police thwarted a fresh attempt Thursday by at least 100 African migrants to scale border fences and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla. At least 25 migrants, many with bloody bare feet, clung to the tops of fences for hours. After a seven hour standoff, authorities coaxed most of […]

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Egypt: Bombs at Cairo University hit riot police, 2 dead

Egypt: Bombs at Cairo University hit riot police, 2 dead

Apr 02, Cairo – Three bombs exploded Wednesday outside Cairo University’s main campus, hitting riot police deployed against near daily protests by Islamist students, killing a police general and wounding seven others, including several top police officers. The bombings were the latest in a campaign of attacks targeting Egypt’s police and military that began with […]

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Venezuela:  Housing Ministry set on fire, during protests in Caracas

Venezuela: Housing Ministry set on fire, during protests in Caracas

Apr 02, – Several people, including a young girl, have been rescued from Venezuela’s Housing Ministry after it was set on fire by anti-government protesters. The building in Caracas was engulfed in flames after the attack by opposition supporters angered when an opposition leader was tear-gassed as she tried to enter parliament. Maria Corina Machado tried […]

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Amnesty Intl’ accuses Venezuela government of torturing opposition protesters

Amnesty Intl’ accuses Venezuela government of torturing opposition protesters

Apr 01, – The anti-government protests and riots in Venezuela that have been going on for nearly two months have resulted in torture, abuse, arbitrary arrests and human rights violations against the opposition, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report released in Madrid on Tuesday. AI has called on the Organization of American States (OAS), […]

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Egypt court sentences 33 Morsi supporters over protests

Egypt court sentences 33 Morsi supporters over protests

Apr 01, – An Egypt court on Monday sentenced 33 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi to six-year jail terms each for committing acts of violence during an unauthorised protest, judicial sources said. The accused, deemed by the court to be members of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, were found guilty of violent acts during clashes between […]

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Putin informs Merkel of partial troop withdrawal from Ukraine border

Putin informs Merkel of partial troop withdrawal from Ukraine border

Mar 31, – Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he has ordered the withdrawal of some Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. A Merkel spokesman said Mr. Putin ordered a “partial withdrawal” of troops from Ukraine’s eastern border. The United States estimates Russia has 40,000 troops along the border, […]

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Pakistani special court indicts Musharraf in treason case

Pakistani special court indicts Musharraf in treason case

Mar 31, – Musharraf, who appeared in court on Monday for only the second time since court proceedings began in December, pleaded not guilty and delivered a nearly 30-minute defense of his time in office. The former general, who has been at a hospital in the nearby city of Rawalpindi since January, said he was […]

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Egypt: Relatives mourn death of 22 year-old journalist Mayada Ashraf

Egypt: Relatives mourn death of 22 year-old journalist Mayada Ashraf

Mar 31, Cairo – Relatives of 22 year-old journalist Mayada Ashraf, who was killed during clashes between Egyptian police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters, mourn during her funeral in El-Monofiya, north of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Ashraf, who worked for the privately owned El-Dustour newspaper, was one of four people killed during clashes between […]

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