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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 Kurdish fighters position is seen in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
ISIS Syria Airstrike Bombing Has Killed 550 People, Civilians Included

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. military said it does meticulous planning to avoid civilian casualties. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS

A Member Loyal To The Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa.
ISIS Educates Young Children in 'School of Jihad,' Deploys Them in Active Combat After Graduation [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS militants have released a series of propaganda videos showing young children being educated in the "school of jihad." (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, INTERNATIONAL LAW

A visitor looks at a foetus that died before it was born during "Bodies: The Exhibition", an international exhibition, by Gunther Von Hagens in Lima June 24, 2009.
Defector Says Women In Prison Camp Kill Babies For Food; Aussie Judge Urges UN Security Council To Bring Nokor Leaders To ICC For Human Rights Violation

By IBTimes AU

Kim Hye-Sook, a defector from North Korea, recounted to the UN the sufferings she and other prisoners suffered in the hands of their captors, including years of starvation, hard labour and torture. To indicate how bad food shortage is, Kim revealed t... (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, BOTSWANA

A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane d
Donetsk Mass Grave Of Pregnant Woman, 400 Bodies – Inflated Propaganda, Amnesty Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Amnesty International investigates claims of mass graves in Donetsk (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE

A female pro-Russian rebel stands on a truck as she gets ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during fighting with Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. Before fighting brok
Young Girl Escapes Shelling At Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass From Chemical Plant Blast [Video]

By IBTimes AU

The video of a girl surviving falling debris at Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass goes viral (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE

An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS Taking U.S.-Airdropped Weapons An 'Embarrassment'; Another Yazidi Massacre Looming [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

ISIS militants have seized a cache of weapons supposed to be airdropped to Kurdish troops in the Syrian town of Kobani. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS

An Islamic State Militant Celebrates After Islamic State Militants Took Over Tabqa Air Base
Middle East Without Christians Is Unthinkable, Pope Francis Says

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis is gravely concern about Christians being persecuted in the Middle East. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS

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. (Oct 22)

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. (Oct 21)

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. (Oct 21)

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