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Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

Australian biological father is accused of sexually abusing twin girls born to Thai surrogate mom.

2014-09-02 11:39 in News

UN calls for laws to enshrine Pacific women's rights

The United Nations called on Pacific leaders to enact laws that protect women as a first step in tackling the endemic levels of domestic violence in the region.

2014-08-29 15:02 in News

Muslim rights group wary of alleged police threats

Muslims for Human Rights reported that one of its officers was receiving threatening messages from the police following his activism over a girl who police allegedly murdered under unclear circumstances.

2014-08-25 20:03 in News

African leaders urged to address rights at summit

Rights groups have urged southern African countries to address abuses and uphold their people's freedom ahead of a meeting of regional heads of state in Zimbabwe.

2014-08-14 13:45 in News

Video shows troops slitting Boko Haram suspects' throats

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave.

2014-08-05 09:08 in News

Woman sends baby as parcel to husband

G4S officers in Nyeri town received an infant packed in a carton and addressed to a man believed to be his father.

2014-08-01 10:47 in MyNews24

Girls to sue British Airways over alleged abuse by pilot

A group of girls aged from eight to 20 years plan to sue British Airways over sexual abuse by First Officer Simon Wood who carried out the alleged crimes during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

2014-07-30 11:59 in News

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

2014-07-25 19:22 in News

Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.

2014-07-24 10:10 in News

Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Gitmo detainees

A US Navy nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, the first protest of its kind at the detention centre, a rights lawyer says.

2014-07-16 13:25 in News

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