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Civil Rights

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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U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
U.S. Attorney General: Obama Not To Announce Name Before Senate Polls Get Over In November

By IBTimes AU

Incumbent Eric Holder had an active stint and hopefully the new choice must match his legacy. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, WHITE HOUSE, ELECTIONS, ATTORNEY GENERAL, JUDICIARY, CONGRESS

Greatness in the Dark: A List of Famous and Accomplished People with Blindness and Visual Impairment

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

There is life after blindness. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CALIFORNIA, ANDROID

FaraDiva, a drag queen, performs during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon June 21, 2014.
Drag Queens Fume That Facebook Is Banning Aliases And Threaten to Drop Out Of It

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Facebook's new policy to accept only real names has alienated transvestites. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

Actress Jennifer Lawrence Attends The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' World Movie Premiere.
A-List Celebrities, Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak: Similar Kind Of Privacy Breach Led To Prosecution Of Another Hacker In 2011

By IBTimes AU

The privacy breach of more than 100 celebrities has turned into a heated debate. Such incidences have happened in the past and the wrong-doer has been prosecuted. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, FBI, LOS ANGELES

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Ferguson Ethnic Riots In USA Give Rivals the Opportunity to Thrash US Human Rights Record

By IBTimes AU

Racial divide in the U.S is antithetical to the ethos of the American dream. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, EGYPT, ATTORNEY GENERAL, FBI

Breastfeeding campaign
Baby Inside Buggy Blown Down London Rail Track Escapes Death

By IBTimes AU

A video of a stroller being blown into a London rail track with a baby inside the pram is now being shared in various social media sites and has gone viral. In YouTube, this video has more than 60,000 hits so far less than a day after it was posted. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LONDON

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Outed' as Gay by CNBC co-achor, Simon Hobbs on Live Television

By IBTimes AU

Tim Cook outed as gay by CNBC anchor on national TV. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, NEW YORK

Regenexx procedure involves stem cells being re-injected into the patient.
Regenerative Sciences Claims That Human Cells Should Be Federally Regulated as Drugs

By IBTimes AU

Regenerative Sciences, a medical company, has locked horns with the Food and Drug Administration. Regenerative sciences developed a procedure, using patients' own stem cells, to tend to orthopedic injuries. (Jun 25)

MORE TOPICS: LAWSUIT, CONGRESS

Oprah Winfrey (R) laughs with poet Maya Angelou during the taping of "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular" in Chicago in May 17, 2011 .
Oprah Winfrey Movies Update: As Annie Cooper, A Civil Rights Heroine In 'Selma'

By IBTimes AU

Oscar-nominated Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of "Selma," where she will be playing as civil rights heroine, Annie Cooper. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: OPRAH WINFREY

Meet Princess Letizia, Spain's Future Queen

By IBTimes AU

Step aside, Kate Middleton. The world's favourite princess now has a rival in the new Queen of Spain. The recent abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain means that the throne will be passed on to his heir, Prince Felipe. His wife, Princess Letizia, is set to become Queen. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON