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Civil and political rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.

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April 4 is the death anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality. Here are top 20 quotes to remember him. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Death Anniversary: Remembering Freedom Fighter with Top 20 Most Memorable Quotes

By IBTimes IN

April 4 is the death anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality. Here are top 20 quotes to remember him. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, TENNESSEE

Australia Detaining Child Asylum Seekers in Violation of International Laws

By IBTimes AU

Australia may be violating international law for detaining children in its asylum seeker detention centre. The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an investigation into the country's practice of holding refugee children in detention facilities in March. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNITED NATIONS, LAWYER

Top 5 Movies at the Box Office and Upcoming Movies to Watch for
Top 5 Movies at the Box Office and Upcoming Movies to Watch Out For in 2014

By IBTimes AU

“Divergent” has raced to the top spot at the weekend box office, followed by “Muppets Most Wanted.” “Mr. Peabody **9** Sherman” has slid to the third position followed by “300: Rise of an Empire” and “God’s Not Dead.” These are the hottest films in March 2014. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, AMERICAN IDOL

U.S. Activist & Folk Singer Pete Seeger No More, President Obama Pays Tribute

By IBTimes AU

American activist and folk singer Pete Seeger passed away at the age of 94 at New York hospital. (Jan 29)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NEW YORK

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering
Martin Luther King Day: 50 Influential Quotes by American Civil Rights Leader

By IBTimes IN

Here are 50 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most influential quotes that inspire, educate and call for social reformation. (Jan 21)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RELIGION, TENNESSEE

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering
Remembering 'I Have a Dream' Speech by Martin Luther King Jr. [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 17-minute speech on freedom and equality. "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963 called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. (Jan 21)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE

Little India Riot: 52 Indians Deported to Make Singapore ‘Safe’

By IBTimes IN

The riot was sparked by the death of a 33-year old man in the Little India neighbourhood, following which a crowd of 400 migrant workers went on a rampage. After the 1969 infamous Singapore riots, this was the first time that such an outrage had taken place in the city. (Dec 20)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA

Matt Bomer: First Footage with 'The Normal Heart' Co-Star Mark Ruffalo Featured in HBO's End Year Promo Video [WATCH]

By IBTimes AU

Fans looking forward to see the upcoming film version of “The Normal Heart” can have a really quick sneak peek in HBO’s End Year promo video. “White Collar” actor Matt Bomer can be seen with co-star Mark Ruffalo in the released footage. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, AIDS, CANCER, INVESTMENT

South Africa Buries 'Greatest Son' Mandela

By Reuters

South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, JESSE JACKSON, BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, ELECTIONS, JACOB ZUMA

Mandela Comes Home to Final Resting Place; 4500 Guests Attend Xhosa-Style Funeral in Qunu [Photos]

By IBTimes IN

Around 4,500 guests, including foreign dignitaries, are in attendance at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in a grand Xhosa-style ceremony in his ancestral home of Qunu. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, NELSON MANDELA, JESSE JACKSON, INFECTION