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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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Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate&qu
No Mercy: ISIS, Father Stones to Death Daughter for Alleged Adultery

By IBTimes AU

A woman in the ISIS caliphate has been stoned to death by her own father. (2:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky cuts off a part of his earlobe while sitting on the wall enclosing the Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry during his protest action titled "Segregation" in Moscow October 19, 2014. Pavlensky
Naked Russian Artist Strikes Anew, Cuts Off Earlobes To Protest Return Of Soviet-Era Policies

By IBTimes AU

Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian performance artists who caught global attention in 2013 by nailing his testicles to the Red Square's cobblestones in Moscow, is back with a vengeance and again without a stitch of clothing. (7:23 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE, LAWYER

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott At The 69th United Nations General Assembly
Israel Loses A Friend in UN Security Council As New Zealand Replaces Australia

By IBTimes AU

One-fifth of the incoming member countries to occupy the five rotating seats in the UN Security Council do not have ties with Israel, including New Zealand which takes the place of Australia. (6:16 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT

Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran Cry as Indonesian Officers Force Them to Leave the Australian Vessel Hermia
Australia's 'No Way' Anti-Asylum Seeker Poster Sparks Outrage

By IBTimes AU

Australia's anti-immigration poster expected to be published in several languages has roused anger and disgust. The country is known for its tough immigration policies. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, SUDAN, COURT

Pope Francis leaves after leading the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Fabio Fabene (not pictured) at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
ISIS' Declaration of War on Christianity Forces Iraqi-Christians to Hide Behind Church Walls

By IBTimes AU

ISIS' continued persecution of Christians in the Middle East has escalated following the release of its propaganda materials. Iraqi-Christians are hiding inside churches. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, CONGRESS

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Global Spotlight Casts On Australia As UN Intervenes To The 157 Tamil Asylum Seeker Case

By IBTimes AU

Australia had illegally detained the 157 Tamil asylum seekers intercepted last June. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Free Syrian Army fighters are silhouetted as they stand on one of the front lines of Wadi Al-Daif camp in the southern Idlib countryside September 18, 2014. Picture taken September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
ISIS Has New Enemy, Hunted Down by White Shroud Guerillas in Syria

By IBTimes AU

Guerrilla groups in Syria are pouncing on the ISIS jihadi fighters. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, rests as she makes her way, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain
Girl Sold For $1,000, Escapees Told Of Horrific Days In The Captivity Of The ISIS

By IBTimes AU

The Human Rights Watch interviews Yazidi girls who were able to escape the ISIS. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION

The body of a man is hung upside down in the city of Baquba August 2, 2014. Unidentified gunmen hanged the body of the man who was a member of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to the local pol
Airstrikes Kill Ten-year-old Boy - ISIS’ Youngest Martyr, The Group Boasts

By IBTimes AU

ISIS claim that their youngest member was killed by the airstrikes in Iraq (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

Turkish Army Tanks On The Turkish-Syrian Border Near Suruc, Sanliurfa Province
Kurdish Female Soldier and Mother of 2 Arin Mirkan Willingly Volunteers to Become Suicide Bomber, Kills at least 27 ISIS Fighters

By IBTimes AU

Arin Mirkan willingly blew herself up for the Kurds and for Kobani as fighting escalated against the ISIS. (Oct 07)

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