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  1. Sting & Peter Gabriel Rock Paper Scissors Tour comes to Verizon Center June 23aRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Two of music's most iconic artists - Sting and Peter Gabriel - will unite this summer for the Rock Paper Scissors tour, which comes to Verizon Center June 23 - . The pair first toured together in the 1980s for Amnesty International and in this year's Rock Paper Scissors tour will find Peter Gabriel and Sting performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other's most celebrated hits.

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  2. Student journalism is journalism-and student politicians and...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

    When I was studying broadcast journalism at the B.C. Institute of Technology, I had a wonderful training ground for print. Fortunately, the Link had a courageous young publisher in those days, Don Wright, who went on to become the Western Canada and the Territories activism coordinator for Amnesty International.

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  3. Free media vital for democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    The power of the press always overcomes the power to suppress, former Amnesty International chief Irene Z Khan has said. Delivering a lecture titled "Free speech and free media: help or hindrance to development" at The Daily Star office on the occasion of the newspaper's silver jubilee celebrations yesterday, Irene noted, "In a democracy, free expression allows citizens to challenge political leaders, journalists to uncover information for the public and the public to ensure the accountability of their government."

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  4. How Haiti wound up without a presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... political class is playing risky games with the lives and human rights of millions of Haitians," Amnesty International researcher Chiara Liguori wrote in an opinion piece for Al Jazeera, calling for infrastructure development and judicial reform. ...

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  5. Army probes recent Boko Haram attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... have killed dozens in raids and suicide attacks, including across the border in Cameroon. Rights group Amnesty International has also accused the military itself of committing war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the course of its ...

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  6. Saudi executes Egyptian for drug traffickingRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | New Vision

    ... the kingdom executed 153 people, mostly for drug trafficking or murder, according to an AFP tally. Amnesty International says the number of executions in Saudi Arabia last year was the highest for two decades. However, the tally was far behind that ...

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  7. The initiative forbids marriage for everyoneRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Swissinfo

    ... penalty" will prioritise respect for human rights, says Alain Bovard. Lawyers and lobbyists at Amnesty International describe the text of the initiative as "a form of blackmail of Swiss voters". In order to eliminate one form of discrimination, ...

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  8. Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    ... has worked tirelessly over many years," Bishop said in a statement. Ruddock, a long-standing member of Amnesty International who refused the rights group's request to stop wearing its lapel badge while asylum seekers were being deported, defended ...

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  9. Mandated to Protect, Equipped to Succeed? Strengthening Peacekeeping in Central African RepublicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Amnesty International USA

    Civilians in Central African Republic remain at risk of deadly violence and instability unless serious weaknesses in the United Nation's peacekeeping mission, MINUSCA, are urgently addressed, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. With a new president to be elected in less than a week, Amnesty's report Mandated to Protect, Equipped to Succeed? Strengthening Peacekeeping in Central African Republic analyzes how major gaps in personnel and equipment resulted in UN peacekeepers failure to prevent and contain a serious outbreak of violence in Bangui in September 2015 that led to the death of over 75 people, including many civilians.

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  10. Guantanamo Bay expert critical of decision to keep camp openRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Chronicle

    ... to the damage that Guantanamo has caused to America's image. Other organizations like the ACLU and Amnesty International-they are large human rights organizations. They have impact with the media, and when they bring up issues the media often ...

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  11. Nigeria army probes recent Boko Haram attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    ... have killed dozens in raids and suicide attacks, including across the border in Cameroon. Rights group Amnesty International has also accused the military itself of committing war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the course of its ...

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  12. We'll never knowRead the original story

    Yesterday | Crikey

    ... pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission " (Friday). Quelle horreur: how could Amnesty International think that the Australian government has paid people smugglers? Of course, while some might be surprised by allegations of dirty ...

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  13. Iran's Rouhani says main problem in Syria is terrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Echo

    ... President Hassan Rouhani and a host of ministers and business leaders. According to a new report by Amnesty International, at least 73 juveniles were executed by Iran between 2005 to 2015, while 160 remain on death row. In Italy, where wine is just ...

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  14. Teen hankers after Boko Haram captorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Iol.co.za

    ... by Nigerian soldiers. In a June 2015 report based on years on research and analysis of evidence, Amnesty International said the Nigerian army was guilty of gross human rights abuse and extra judicial killing of civilians in parts of northeast ...

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  15. The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... was closed on Friday and no refugee has been admitted, prompting the human rights advocacy group Amnesty International to call on Turkey to allow those who have massed at the border to cross in. Amnesty's Global Issues Director Sherif Elsayed-Ali ...

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  16. As One Mutiny Stands Down, Others RiseRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2012 | Sepia Mutiny

    ... by many Sikhs for ordering the kidnap, torture and death of many young Sikh men. A report by Amnesty International can be found here . Whereas outrage around the cold-blooded murder of a kid/boy/person/however you'd like to term Trayvon armed with ...

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  17. Reader letter: Calls to put a halt to Yemen conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Ludlow Advertiser

    ... than 2,000 civilians have died in conflict, many as a result of Saudi-led airstrikes on the country. Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that UK-made missiles were used to destroy a ceramics factory, a civilian target, and that schools have ...

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  18. Up to 70,000 heading to border ground zeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The New Zealand Herald

    ... week, Turkish authorities shot a 12-year-old girl in the head as she crossed over with her family. Amnesty International called on the authorities to reopen its border, saying Ankara "must not close its doors to people in desperate need of safety". ...

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  19. Jujuy governor insists Milagro Sala is guilty of coupmongeringRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... agreed to release Sala as the leader of a protest - amid concern from human rights groups, including Amnesty International and the Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), although he said she should remain at the Alto Comedero penitentiary so ...

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  20. Digital shreddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... the real causes for keeping Milagro Sala in jail, whose case has raised concern in institutions like Amnesty International and (thinly disguised) the Catholic Church. For a government which lays so much stress on transparency and granting the public ...

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