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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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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, line up to receive food at the khanki camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
ISIS Does Killing Spree Of Over 150 Women, Girls Because They Refused To Marry Mad, Crazy Jihadists

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS has recently killed over 150 women and girls because they refused to marry the jihadists. (8:20 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER

An Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra fighter talks on a walkie-talkie while carrying his weapon on Al-Khazan frontline of Khan Sheikhoun
Syrian Extremist Group Claims to Seize Anti-Tank Weapon Supplied by United States

By IBTimes AU

Syrian extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra apparently managed to seize a U.S.-supplied anti-tank TOW weapon. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, TWITTER

#BringBackOurGirls Campaign
Sex Offences Against Girls Are Up: ISIS Shocks With Open Advocacy of Pre-pubescent Sex Citing Religious Scriptures

By IBTimes AU

More and more girls are becoming insecure because of the sexual atrocities perpetrated by religious terrorists. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, LAWSUIT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Presidential Council on Science and Education at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, December 8, 2014. Putin said on Monday that Russia should make a leap in developing its fundamental sci
US Provoking Russia into New Cold War According to Soviet, Nuclear War Possibly Brewing

By IBTimes AU

Russia has been making the headlines following its series of military actions drawing tensions across the globe. However, a new statement from the Soviet says that the United States is to blame for provoking the country into going into war. (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

A Pokot girl cries after being circumcised in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County, October 16, 2014. The traditional practice of circumcision within the Pokot tribe is a rite of passage that marks the transition to wom
NSW Supreme Court Schedules 1st Female Genital Mutilation Trial In August 2015

By IBTimes AU

An old woman will stand trial in August 2015 before the New South Wales Supreme Court over charges of performing genital mutilation on two young girls. The case, allowed by Chief Justice Tom Bathurst, could set a precedent and result in a landmark de... (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, KENYA, SUPREME COURT

A view through a window in an exhibition area in a former prison in Cottbus
Obama Stumps Republican Euphoria With CIA Torture Report

By IBTimes AU

The anti-terror torture by CIA was justified during Bush era as an antidote against more terror attacks. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, GEORGE W. BUSH, CALIFORNIA, CONGRESS

China's President Xi Jinping (L) And Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott
New Zealand Under Pressure For China Extradition Treaty As China Insists Return Of Fugitives

By IBTimes AU

A conditional agreement for a fair trial can make both sides happy. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA

French President Francois Hollande
Ukraine Crisis: Kazakh President Urges EU And Russia To Arrive At A Compromise

By IBTimes AU

This is a pragmatic suggestion than dragging the world to war like situations. (Dec 08)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, NEW YORK, UKRAINE

Gay couples smile during a mass wedding in Mexico City
European Court Of Justice Ditches Erection Tests On Gay Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

The European Court of Justice disallowed the use of Phallometric tests on gay asylum seekers. The court made the decision after three homosexual men from and Africa and a Muslim applied for asylum in Europe because gays are penalised in their countries. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, COURT

Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike
ISIS In Kobani And Raqqa Facing Huge Losses: Mounting Toll And Injury Comes After Kurds Stepped Up Offensive

By IBTimes AU

When the attack becomes sustained no force can live on past bravado. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ