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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

IPOA probing alleged police misconduct during Operation Usalama

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is probing alleged misconduct by police officers during the Operation Usalama Watch.

2014-07-14 16:58 in MyNews24

Sudan: Woman appeals 'apostasy' death sentence

A defense lawyer for a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith says she has appealed the verdict.

2014-06-05 11:53 in News

UN rights chief calls for truth on Tiananmen

United Nations human rights Chief Navi Pillay has called on China to reveal the truth about the army's violent suppression of mass pro-democracy protests on Beijing's Tiananmen Square 25 years ago.

2014-06-04 11:43 in News

Guantanamo prisoner demands 'civilised' force-feedings

A prisoner at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay has said in a court petition that his force-feedings amounted to torture and asked a judge to order his jailers to make them "civilised".

2014-06-04 10:39 in News

Father may need DNA proof for kids in Sudanese jail: US

The American husband of a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy may have to provide DNA proof that he is the father of her two children, a US official confirmed.

2014-06-03 15:11 in News

Pakistan cops saw woman killed, did nothing

Pakistani police were present when a woman was beaten to death but failed to intervene.

2014-05-31 08:41 in News

Pakistan police stood by as pregnant woman beaten to death, husband says

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded to know why police apparently stood by while a pregnant woman was stoned and beaten to death by her family in front of one of the country's top courts, his spokesman said.

2014-05-29 15:04 in News

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