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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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Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy (Photo: WikimediaCommons/ DavidBGleason)
Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy

By Reuters

Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. (2:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, PAKISTAN, COURT

Kashmiris Wary as Modi Challenges for Power
Kashmiris Wary as Modi Challenges for Power

By Reuters

Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. (1:58 pm)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, ELECTIONS, INDIA, SETTLEMENT, CONGRESS

Bilingual Seniors Are Sharp: Study
Age Discrimination Commissioner Warns of Failure to Hike Retirement Age to 70 If Aussie Companies Are Unwilling to Hire Workers Over 50

By IBTimes AU

Susan Ryan, Age Discrimination Commissioner of Australia, warned on Wednesday that a federal government proposal to raise the pension age to 70 from 67 would be bound to fail if Aussie companies continue to refuse to hire workers who are 50 years old and above. (8:01 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, MORTGAGE

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days
Drone Strikes Alone won't Stamp out al Qaeda in Yemen - Analysts

By Reuters

An intense two days of air strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen may have killed or wounded some of its commanders, but drones alone are unlikely to eradicate the threat the group poses to Yemenis and the West. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA

At least Two Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead (representational photo)
At least 2 Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead

By Reuters

Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing at least two people. (Apr 20)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Bomb blast Kills 14 at Mosque in Syria's Homs (Representational Image)
Bomb blast Kills 14 at Mosque in Syria's Homs - State TV

By Reuters

A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels. (Apr 19)

A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad's Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

By Reuters

Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

At least Two Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead (representational photo)
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons
Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons

By Reuters

Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LIBYA, NIGER, OPEC, LAWYER

Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage
Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage

By Reuters

The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, JOURNALISM, NEW YORK, ARIZONA