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Human rights are "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." All humans are endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being humans.  The modern conception of human rights developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, in part as a response to the Holocaust, culminating in the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Read More

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A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules crew load supplies of biscuits, water and humanitarian supplies for an airdrop to isolated Iraqi civilians
ISIS Fires at Australian C-130 Plane Carrying Relief in Iraq; Militants Use Deadly Cluster Bombs

By IBTimes AU

ISIS fired at an Australian aircraft while carrying out its humanitarian aid mission in Iraq. The militant group has been accused of using the widely banned cluster bombs in its attacks. (11:45 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, NEW YORK

Director And Actor George Clooney Will Be Getting Big Bachelor Party .file photo/REUTERS/Aly Song
Grand Bash Planned For George Clooney's Bachelor Party

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney is set to marry his fiance in Italy. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, CALIFORNIA

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie's Father Happy To Be Brad Pitt's Father-In-Law

By IBTimes AU

Jon Voight is happy for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the couple recently got married in secret wedding ceremony in France. He, however, was not invited to the wedding. (Aug 30)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT

Fighters of the Islamic State stand guard at a checkpoint in the Northern Iraq City of Mosul
ISIS Video of Slain Syrian Soldiers Raises Doubts; Syrian Gov't Demands Release of Captured Troops

By IBTimes AU

At least 150 Syrian soldiers were slain by ISIS forces in a mass execution. A gruesome video has been posted in Youtube where images of Syrian soldiers can be seen marching in their underwear and being herded like sheep. (Aug 30)

MORE TOPICS: THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

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Beheading Happens Twice Everyday – Report Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Beheading is happening at the rate of more than one every day in Saudi Arabia. (Aug 27)

File photo of actor and director George Clooney arriving for the UK premiere of his film "The Monuments Men" in London
Elisabetta Canalis Talks About Failed Relationship with Ex-Boyfriend George Clooney

By IBTimes AU

Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney ended their relationship in 2011. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: LAWYER

An ISIS agent condustcs an Announcement
US, Syria to Work Together to Vaporise ISIS

By IBTimes AU

Syria has expressed willingness to collaborate with the United States to fight and vaporise the terror group ISIS jihadists. But it cautioned the American government that any battles targeted against the militants, including airstrikes, must be coordinated with the government. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA

A Filipino Muslim looks at her mobile phone while waiting for morning prayers to begin, during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr in Manila
ISIS Heavily Recruiting in Canada – Imam Syed Soharwardy

By IBTimes AU

Imam Syed Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, has denounced actions of ISIS saying their activities weren't borne of the Islam teachings. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

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UNHCR To Appear In A High Court Challenge Against Abbott Government

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that it will appeal to appear in a High Court challenge against the Abbott government (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, LAWYER

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Ferguson Ethnic Riots In USA Give Rivals the Opportunity to Thrash US Human Rights Record

By IBTimes AU

Racial divide in the U.S is antithetical to the ethos of the American dream. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, EGYPT, CIVIL RIGHTS, ATTORNEY GENERAL, FBI