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53 min ago | Amnesty International USA
The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers, Amnesty International said today.
5 hrs ago | Amnesty International
If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime.
9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
The Human Rights Watch statement came as the Security Council was expected to meet for a fifth round of reporting on the resolution - and at least 11 people were killed by the bombs overnight.
12 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.
16 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk
The lifelong Labour supporter and former councillor in Leyton and deputy mayor prior to the formation of Waltham Forest, was known throughout the community for her activism and support of public libraries.
Nearly two years after her teenage son was shot to death in Nogales, Mexico, by one or more Border Patrol agents, Araceli Rodriguez is headed to court to find out who killed him.
An Indian activist from The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wears a dress of lettuce leaves and holds a placard during a demonstration in Kolkata on June 3, 2014.
Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world.
Kampala: In a small house, tucked a few narrow alleys away from a busy street in Kampala, Frank Mugisha leans forwards in his chair and places his hands on his desk, the wideness of which emphasises his own slight frame.
Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.
In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University Women's and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called "Psychology of Gender."
Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
A rescue worker and residents carry an injured man following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on July 27, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo.
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.
Shareholder activism is on the rise, with rebel investors becoming increasingly successful in their interventions, according to major new research.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:03 pm
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