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N. Korea declares political & military victory over US while UN targets its human rights record

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North Korea has declared a political and military victory over the US as it accused Washington of trying to deflect attention from its Pyongyang failures by peddling “non-existent” human... Read More

EU says it will slash pre-accession aid to Turkey by €105mn over human rights violations

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The EU has agreed to cut funds bound for Turkey by €105 million and freeze another €70 million, linked to its bogged-down membership talks, citing the Turkish government’s disregard... Read More

Philippines’ Duterte offers to host world summit on human rights amid notorious ‘war on drugs’

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Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 09:56 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a bloody ‘war on drugs,’ said Manila stands ready to host a world summit on protecting... Read More

'18 out of 27 mln Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance’ – former UN Human Rights Officer

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Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 16:13 Eighteen million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million with very acute need, former UN Human Rights Officer... Read More

Fukushima survivor tells UN about Japan’s ‘human rights abuses’

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A survivor of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has submitted evidence to United Nations Human Rights Council, testifying that she was “forced” to return home to a contaminated area after... Read More

‘Like having human-rights discussion in N. Korea’: WMA debates euthanasia in Vatican City

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The World Medical Association (WMA) held a two-day event to debate patient rights, treatment limitations, as well as differing perspectives on end-of-life care and the right to die. Surprisingly,... Read More

Apple aims to block climate, rights proposals with quick use of SEC guidance

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is pushing back on shareholder proposals on climate issue and human rights concerns, an effort activists worry could sharply restrict investor rights. FILEP... Read More

Disabled woman to sue Japan over ‘inhumane’ eugenics law under which thousands were sterilized

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A woman who had her reproductive capacity removed under Japan’s Eugenic Protection Law plans to sue the government, demanding an apology and compensation. About 84,000 people were sterilized using... Read More

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents,... Read More

Russian Federation says ISIS controls less than 5% of Syria as rights groups raise alarm over Raqqa

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The area controlled by Islamic State in Syria has been reduced to less than 5 percent, the Russian Defense Ministry said, but human rights groups remain concerned about the... Read More