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UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposit...

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week

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Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any fur...
13:24, 06/22/2019

U.N. rights chief Bachelet to leave monitors in Venezuela after visit U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who was wrapping up an official visit to Venezuela on Friday, will leave two delegates behind to monitor the country's deepening humanitarian crisis, opposit...
21:12, 06/21/2019

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessiv...
23:12, 06/19/2019

U.N. rights chief Bachelet urges Venezuela to release prisoners U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged Venezuela's government to release prisoners who were arrested for peacefully protesting, and confirmed that a delegation would remain in the c...
09:36, 06/22/2019

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High ...
21:24, 07/04/2019

UN human rights chief cites continued abuses in Venezuela The United Nations’ chief human rights official says millions of Venezuelans continue to suffer abuses, including suspected extrajudicial killings carried out by a feared special police force...
00:24, 09/10/2019

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Madu...
16:24, 06/21/2019

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro The top U.N. human rights official has met in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and later with President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the ...
03:24, 06/22/2019

UN human rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption...
11:48, 06/20/2019

| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
15:00, 06/18/2019

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said...
06:48, 06/18/2019

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a p...
22:24, 07/02/2019

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”....
18:00, 09/09/2019

U.N. rights boss Bachelet to meet Maduro, Guaido in Venezuela: U.N. U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet will make a official visit to Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with President Nicolas Maduro and his arch-foe National Assembly chief Juan Gu...
17:12, 06/14/2019

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Papua and elsewhere - risk pushing the world...
21:36, 09/04/2019

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN’s t...
18:12, 04/28/2019

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, befo...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping...
18:48, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday, amid reports that 70 people have died in the...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Without tackling ‘gross inequalities’ major issues will go unsolved, warns UN rights chief Bachelet Inequality continues to drive rights violations everywhere, but some countries have made significant progress in tackling the problem, not least in women’s rights, the UN High Commissioner for Human R...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independenc...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Amnesty International accuses Venezuela of human rights violations Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" committed by the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, especially ...
02:00, 05/15/2019

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security fo...
22:36, 05/01/2019

UN rights chief decries latest US sanctions targeting Venezuela ‘Extremely broad’ measures could increase suffering in the country, says Michelle BacheletThe UN rights chief has intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measu...
18:48, 08/09/2019

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the ...
17:24, 07/26/2019

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened t...
04:48, 07/17/2019

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official on Thursday, who said in a statement that she fear...
00:24, 08/09/2019

Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation could ‘rapidly spiral out of control’ warns UN rights chief UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly violence and uncertainty linked to Wednesday’s decla...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday,...
22:48, 08/19/2019

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned “any form” of violence o...
15:48, 08/14/2019

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, duri...
13:48, 07/27/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest A recap of Monday’s top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and “devastating toll” on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Moh...
08:49, 09/10/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investiga...
23:12, 07/12/2019

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and a...
16:24, 06/22/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram....
20:12, 09/10/2019

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissione...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Prince William, Kate visit royal baby Archie, Prince Charles to visit this week Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is a hit with royal relatives: The queen met him first; Prince William and Kate followed Tuesday, and grandpa Prince Charles will see him soon.   &#...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which confers dignity on every human being, writes Alexande...
07:24, 05/17/2019

UK to appoint first human rights ambassador New role is likely to put spotlight on UK’s approach to autocratic regimesThe British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated to the promotion of human rights, in a move that is...
13:36, 05/20/2019

Their Islands Are Being Eroded. So Are Their Human Rights, They Say. A group of Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that Australia, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture....
23:36, 05/12/2019

Human rights and the law in Indian-controlled Kashmir Both the United Nations and the International Criminal Court consider the way civilians said they were used by the Indian army to search houses in south Kashmir to be illegal under international law, ...
13:24, 04/30/2019

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's a...
23:36, 07/08/2019

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how much influence does the body really have over the Kr...
23:24, 06/26/2019

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
06:36, 06/14/2019

Lok Sabha Begins Discussion On Amendments To Human Rights Act The Lok Sabha today began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights......
13:24, 07/19/2019

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization direc...
23:48, 06/05/2019

Bahrain executes three people, despite human rights outcry Human rights groups had warned against the executions, calling them ‘utterly shameful”Bahrain has executed three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of “terrorism” and killing a police ...
08:24, 07/27/2019

Ottawa announces $11.7M in funding for Journalists for Human Rights The funding, which was announced by International Development Minister Maryam Monsef on Friday, will go towards the expansion of a project called 'Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls.'...
22:00, 05/03/2019

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's forei...
05:48, 07/12/2019

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur saysThe world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused...
10:24, 06/25/2019

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children fr...
20:48, 06/21/2019

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterrane...
20:48, 06/03/2019

Allegations Of Human Rights Violations In Kashmir Must Be Probed: UK The UK on Tuesday said any allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir since India revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution must be "thoroughly, promptly and transparently" investigated....
21:24, 09/03/2019

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet high...
02:12, 07/13/2019

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for human rights said....
14:12, 06/19/2019

Human rights commission condemns Brazilian governor The head of the human rights commission of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly is blaming state Gov. Wilson Witzel for a surge in police killings, which totaled a record 434 in the first three month...
03:00, 05/09/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met ...
03:12, 05/17/2019

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the country’s EU membership talks. In a progress repor...
14:00, 05/29/2019

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now even chairs the world's top human rights body....
04:12, 06/28/2019

U.S. calls on China to release human rights activist The United States on Thursday called for China to immediately release an imprisoned veteran human rights activist, saying a Chinese court violated fundamental human freedoms this week when it sentence...
15:48, 08/01/2019

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (...
17:00, 05/28/2019

Venezuela's Maduro may visit Russia next month: RIA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro may visit the Russian city of St Petersburg next month to attend an economic forum there, Russia's RIA news agency cited Venezuela's foreign minister as saying on M...
13:00, 05/06/2019

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court o...
14:36, 08/01/2019

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album shares a message of peace from artists around the Mi...
01:24, 09/04/2019

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reve...
15:24, 05/02/2019

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized ne...
23:12, 07/15/2019

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
05:48, 08/24/2019

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order...
15:36, 06/02/2019

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates ...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s...
15:24, 05/22/2019

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surv...
15:48, 09/10/2019

New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the panel would give the administration guidance, but some lawmakers argued it could limit advocacy for women’s rights and gay rights....
04:12, 07/09/2019

Human rights advocates fear Mexico's National Guard Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States, but human rights advocates worry that the newly formed National Guard might be going too far....
20:12, 07/11/2019

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah...
09:12, 07/10/2019

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a docto...
18:36, 05/28/2019

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
20:12, 06/17/2019

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, official warns WARSAW – Poland’s crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union’s biggest ex-communist member, the country’s ombudsman for human rights said. Pola...
21:48, 06/19/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protect...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Top Court Fines 7 States Over Status Of Human Rights Courts The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its direction last year....
20:48, 08/13/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election ...
23:48, 06/24/2019

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also...
23:00, 05/16/2019

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe....
22:24, 05/16/2019

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘totally changed man’ after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of the jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has described her husband as a “totally changed ...
01:00, 06/29/2019

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments ...
19:36, 09/09/2019

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate disputes in small claims courts...
18:24, 08/08/2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights gr...
17:48, 05/14/2019

Human Rights Campaign Picks Alphonso David as New President For the first time, a person of color will be the face of the nation’s largest LGBTQ lobby. The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday announced civil rights lawyer Alphonso David had been officially ...
22:48, 06/25/2019

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt ...
23:00, 07/08/2019

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published...
10:24, 06/28/2019

Merkel lands in China, caught between human rights and trade Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday amid calls for the German Chancellor to take a stronger line on China's human rights record....
20:48, 09/06/2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, who reports to the Human Rights...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Chinese court jails veteran human rights activist for 12 years A Chinese court on Monday jailed for 12 years a veteran human rights activist known for running a website tracking abuse accusations and helping victims of a 2008 earthquake in the southwestern provin...
15:24, 07/29/2019

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid an outcry over an order he issued that has stirred fears of a return to serious human rights violations...
05:36, 06/06/2019

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “st...
08:48, 07/19/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to “crimes.” Ambassador Han Tae Song said “human r...
16:48, 05/09/2019

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air...
23:36, 05/28/2019

Top Cuomo adviser Alphonso David out, heading to Human Rights Campaign ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer Alphonso David will become president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group — Human Rights Campaign. David served Cuomo for more than a dec...
08:12, 06/26/2019

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was speaking Wednesday in Tokyo days ahead of the 30th ann...
11:24, 05/29/2019

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
04:48, 09/14/2019

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according to a former top U.S. diplomat....
04:48, 09/14/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea's human rights record North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country's human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to "crimes." Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Genev...
16:48, 05/09/2019

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggre...
18:48, 06/10/2019

Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human R...
17:12, 07/01/2019

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protectionsThe president of the United States makes racist...
16:00, 07/18/2019

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abste...
09:36, 07/12/2019

Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate China’s detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry that South Korea’s president, while pursuing peace talks, must confro...
16:00, 05/12/2019

WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses Israeli spyware maker NSO Group was in the limelight Tuesday after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp....
08:00, 05/15/2019

Canadian single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Ukraine walks out of Europe human rights body as Russia returns Delegation leaves Council of Europe assembly in protest at readmission of Russian MPsThe Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has walked out in protest after Rus...
19:48, 06/25/2019

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
18:24, 06/04/2019

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims h...
21:48, 05/22/2019

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
18:00, 04/30/2019

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the righ...
21:00, 06/03/2019

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abort...
18:12, 07/08/2019

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with ...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, w...
03:36, 08/17/2019

Human Rights Notice Bihar DGP Over Death Of JD(U) Leader In Police Custody The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent a notice to the Bihar police chief over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a......
00:24, 07/16/2019

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-ol...
20:48, 08/07/2019

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
04:48, 06/22/2019

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
05:36, 07/19/2019

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
08:24, 07/17/2019

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispu...
14:48, 05/17/2019

U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including ex...
20:48, 05/16/2019

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the rol...
04:36, 07/09/2019

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift prote...
03:36, 06/05/2019

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work...
18:12, 04/28/2019

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and sever...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more On Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children relea...
21:36, 05/10/2019

Huawei files motion to block U.S. ban, calling it an affront to global human rights The Chinese tech giant filed a legal motion Wednesday in U.S. federal court to have the Trump administration’s efforts to ban its equipment in the United States declared unconstitutional....
19:48, 05/29/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift prote...
03:48, 06/05/2019

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human ri...
19:24, 06/06/2019

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climat...
12:36, 06/07/2019

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to pro...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
05:12, 06/27/2019

Rep. Mike Gallagher: U.S. should regulate surveillance sales to China, prioritize human rights The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human right...
08:00, 06/29/2019

Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German governmentThey may have captured the public’s imagination, but the tiny, pink panda cubs born at Berlin zoo in early September have...
18:48, 09/05/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the...
03:12, 05/17/2019

Israel plans to deport a U.S. human rights activist. Democrats are pushing back. Democratic lawmakers wrote to Netanyahu about the planned deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, but the Trump administration has taken little action....
00:12, 05/08/2019

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in...
18:48, 04/28/2019

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extra...
10:00, 06/18/2019

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human rights....
02:12, 06/20/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights...
23:48, 06/19/2019

Cuban security forces are forcing dissidents into exile: human rights group MADRID, June 19 — Cuba’s state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, a non-governmental human rights organization sa...
21:48, 06/19/2019

Germany's Merkel urges China to uphold human rights in Hong Kong China's economic rise brings an increased responsibility for Beijing on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that she had told Chinese leaders last week...
10:48, 09/11/2019

U.S. 'gravely concerned' by human rights abuses in North Korea: State Department North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gravely concerned and deeply troubled" by the abuses...
23:12, 05/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human R...
19:24, 07/01/2019

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an int...
20:24, 07/03/2019

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the......
05:36, 07/11/2019

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of a...
17:00, 06/11/2019

Croatia denies rights violations ahead of Merkel visit The chancellor and the German center-right candidate for the top EU post head to the Balkans before the European Parliament elections. Croatia plays an important role in keeping displaced people at th...
21:12, 05/17/2019

Canada foreign minister to visit Cuba Thursday to discuss Venezuela Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela and the United States' decision to allow lawsuits for property confiscated...
21:36, 05/15/2019

Mexico human rights group concerned about National Guard detaining U.S.-bound migrants Mexico's newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the National Human Rights Commission (...
00:48, 07/09/2019

North Korea's forced abortions: The Hermit Kingdom's underreported human rights abuses While North Korea routinely makes headlines for its missile tests, nuclear program and the various apocalyptic pronouncements of dictator Kim Jong Un, one of Pyongyang’s most horrific tools of abuse r...
19:36, 08/05/2019

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE memb...
03:12, 07/01/2019

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said....
19:36, 06/10/2019

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declare...
22:24, 08/06/2019

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abus...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
01:48, 07/09/2019

The Myanmar Military’s Plans to Prosecute Soldiers Draws Skepticism From Human Rights Watch (YANGON, Myanmar) — Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohing...
07:48, 09/03/2019

Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan to talk Afghanistan, human rights Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan makes his first trip to Washington, D.C., Monday and will meet with President Donald Trump, hoping to restore financial ties with the United States....
19:48, 07/22/2019

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989...
00:00, 05/30/2019

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which g...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to th...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to...
12:36, 08/28/2019

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally conducted, there is room for improvement, the right...
04:48, 05/09/2019

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
13:12, 06/01/2019

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Iran could pot...
06:00, 09/04/2019

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After caref...
02:48, 07/10/2019

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forc...
21:48, 05/14/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights ...
22:00, 05/14/2019

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government...
20:48, 07/17/2019

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Afr...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food ...
18:36, 05/03/2019

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of globa...
02:24, 07/13/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a...
22:36, 05/03/2019

Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign should 'cease to exist' if they stay silent on Antifa attack The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the...
21:00, 07/02/2019

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
22:36, 07/18/2019

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN hum...
20:12, 05/21/2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. A...
09:12, 06/19/2019

| Venezuela's former spy chief says Maduro could yet fall Venezuela's former intelligence chief, Cristopher Figuera, is in the United States, "a free man," a senior US official confirmed Tuesday, holding him out as an example for others prepared to turn agai...
07:36, 06/26/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Ba...
19:24, 07/31/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted ...
18:12, 04/28/2019

US Embassy in Zimbabwe deletes tweet praising Robert Mugabe after users call out human rights abuses The US Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe deleted a tweet praising the late Prime Minister Robert Mugabe after users called out his controversial human rights record. ...
13:12, 09/08/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fe...
01:36, 05/10/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Ba...
03:24, 07/31/2019

Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet cleric abuse victims, rights groups say Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and intervene on their behalf, said international groups fighting clerical abuse on Thursday....
22:36, 05/02/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Second Ebola death on DR Congo’s eastern border, UN chief lauds climate activist Thunberg, Afghan bus attack, and outgoing UN agriculture chief hands over reigns Our main stories today cover:  World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Ebola on DR Congo side of Rwandan border, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg to said to UN climate summit, UN chief condemns deadly Afghan bus ...
03:48, 08/01/2019

No U.S. intelligence gap on Venezuela, acting defense chief says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed any concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, as he disclosed ta...
19:36, 05/03/2019

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Oslo for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country....
23:24, 05/25/2019

Norway says it will host Venezuela mediation again next week The diplomatic effort reflects recognition in Venezuela that neither the government or opposition have been able to prevail in their struggle for power....
00:36, 05/26/2019

UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by conditions in US for migrants The U.N.’s human rights chief has challenged Trump administration policies and said she is “appalled” by the conditions facing detained migrants and refugees in the United States...
09:24, 07/09/2019

UN rights chief: Relatives of ex-IS fighters should go home The U.N. human rights chief says thousands of relatives of former foreign fighters in the Islamic State group should be repatriated, insisting that children in particular face “grievous violations” of...
11:36, 06/24/2019

Trump set to visit the Hamptons later this week If you thought summer traffic was already bad in the Hamptons, just wait until Friday — when President Trump comes to the East End for political love fests. The president is set to appear at a posh, c...
10:24, 08/05/2019

U.S. intelligence on Venezuela 'very good,' acting defense chief says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and said top U.S. offi...
21:36, 05/03/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the ver...
01:12, 06/28/2019

Venezuela political negotiations to continue next week: sources The sources said the location for the talks will be decided by the government of Norway, which is leading the mediation effort and hosted two previous rounds of exploratory talks in May....
03:00, 06/30/2019

Prince Harry to visit Netherlands next week - will he be a dad by then? Could it be a clue? Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's royal baby could be arriving before next Wednesday, when Harry goes to the Netherlands for a two-day visit.       ...
20:24, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Maduro says ex-intelligence chief helped plan 'coup' Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday called his former intelligence chief Manuel Cristopher a "traitor" and said he had helped plan a military uprising called for by the opposition on April 3...
08:36, 05/11/2019

U.N. chief urges 'maximum restraint' in Venezuela to avoid violence United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges maximum restraint in Venezuela to avoid violence, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday, after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a ...
20:12, 04/30/2019

CBOE Names Pamela Culpepper New Chief Human Resources Officer CHICAGO, IL -- April 19, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated® (CBOE®) announced today that it has added Pamela Culpepper to its management team as Chief Human Resources Office...
21:24, 05/01/2019

"My PM Is Human...": Twitter Reacts To PM Modi Hugging ISRO Chief K Sivan The hug PM Modi and ISRO chief K Sivan shared has been widely praised on social media, with many holding the moment as an example of humility and outstanding leadership...
10:36, 09/07/2019

Anger boils over Xinjiang visit by UN counterterrorism chief A visit by the UN's counterterrorism head to the Xinjiang lends credibility to the view that Uighurs pose a threat to China, the US and rights groups have argued. Some 1 million ethnic Uighurs are det...
06:12, 06/15/2019

US Navy Chief To Begin 3-Day Visit To India From Sunday US Navy chief Admiral John Richardson will be in India for a three-day visit beginning on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart and other senior officials to further strengthen the strategic......
15:36, 05/10/2019

U.S., others object to U.N. counterterrorism chief visit to China's Xinjiang The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some one million ethnic Uighurs a...
04:36, 06/15/2019

U.N. rights chief calls on Sudan to halt attacks on protesters United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for Sudanese security forces to halt attacks on Khartoum protest camps and to allow medical workers access to the wounded after at ...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Huawei Finance Chief Argues Canada Abused Her Rights Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou argued in court documents that Canadian efforts to extradite her to the U.S. should be stayed because of misconduct by Canadian and U.S. law enforcement....
09:24, 08/21/2019

‘This should never happen anywhere’: UN rights chief speaks out about US migrant facility conditions GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ human rights chief said Monday she was “appalled” by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump adm...
02:24, 07/09/2019

UN rights chief: Libya fighting endangers thousands of lives The U.N. human rights chief says thousands of lives are at risk in parts of conflict-ridden Libya, decrying an escalation of attacks in residential areas with artillery, rockets and airstrikes....
15:48, 04/30/2019

China's President Xi to visit North Korea this week Chinese President Xi Jinping will go to North Korea on Thursday for two days, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14...
14:36, 06/17/2019

Game of Week: Battle For South Side Bragging Rights TUCSON – With the high school football season in full swing, there’s a big rivalry game and we’re not even in the month of September.  Sunnyside School District rivals Desert View an...
06:36, 08/31/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund t...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Venezuela opposition parties back Guaido as congress chief in 2020 Venezuelan lawmakers from small opposition parties on Friday said Juan Guaido should continue as head of congress in 2020, waiving their option to lead the legislature under an informal agreement to r...
05:36, 09/07/2019

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
16:12, 05/30/2019

U.N. chief raises issue of Xinjiang's Uighurs during China visit United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of Muslims in China's Xinjiang region during a visit to Beijing last week, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday....
21:12, 04/29/2019

UN chief and senior officials show solidarity with DR Congo during three-day visit United Nations chief António Guterres and senior members of the UN, have embarked on a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where civilians are facing insecurity and ongoing heal...
18:36, 08/31/2019

Defense chief's border visit will highlight Trump priority Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion more i...
15:48, 05/11/2019

Defense chief’s border visit will highlight Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what the Trump administration calls a national emergency. Shanaha...
13:48, 05/11/2019

UN rights chief airs worries on climate change, migrant kids The U.N. human rights chief says she is “alarmed” that migrant children are still being held in centers in the United States and Mexico, and warns that climate change is a top threat to rights worldwi...
10:48, 09/09/2019

Bolsonaro taunts UN rights chief over her family's torture by Pinochet regime Brazilian president said ‘Chile would be a Cuba today’ after Michelle Bachelet criticized the rise in police killingsJair Bolsonaro has taunted Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human ri...
20:00, 09/04/2019

Bolsonaro taunts UN rights chief over her father's torture by Pinochet regime Brazilian president said without the dictator ‘Chile would be a Cuba today’ after Michelle Bachelet criticized rising police killingsJair Bolsonaro has taunted Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissio...
23:36, 09/04/2019

Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL terrorist fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq, must be treated fairly by their captors and taken back by their home countr...
18:24, 06/24/2019

Mexico cannot move forward ‘without addressing the shadows of the past’, says UN rights chief Concluding “five intense, interesting and rewarding working days” in Mexico, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country was going through a “crucial” period where it ...
18:48, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia The sentencing in Russia of a Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Thursday to six years in prison on charges of “organising the activity of a banned extremist organisation” has been described as a “dangerous ...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and ...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week Brazil's spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires....
03:48, 08/27/2019

8 Places You Can Visit to Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary This Week As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, a number of destinations with links to the historic journey are holding events to commemorate the oc...
17:00, 07/15/2019

Pompeo to meet with Merkel next week at start of Europe visit U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin next week at the start of a trip to Europe and will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that had been scheduled earlier this month, but were ...
22:00, 05/24/2019

Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate for Week 2 with a visit from Iron Man Matthew is in many fantasy leagues, but he's really excited about his newest one. He details this "super" league and offers his usual lineup advice for this week....
03:48, 09/13/2019

Acting Pentagon chief Shanahan defends US intelligence gathering on the crisis in Venezuela "I don't feel like we have an intelligence gap. I think we have very good reporting," acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters....
23:48, 05/03/2019

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and beha...
21:36, 05/29/2019

UN rights chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February and has called on aut...
18:24, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia’s decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner fo...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has cau...
12:48, 06/19/2019

PM Modi's Visit Next Week To Open "New Chapter" In Ties: Russian Envoy Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia on September 4-5 will open a "new chapter" in the already close ties between the two countries as both sides will aim to expand cooperation in a plethora...
15:48, 08/28/2019

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani during visit this week: Suga Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran on June 12-14 and hold talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesda...
04:24, 06/11/2019

Donald Trump To Visit South Korea This Week For Summit With Moon Jae-In U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this week to discuss ways to revive nuclear talks with North Korea, the South's presidential Blue House said on Monday....
10:36, 06/24/2019

Rahul Gandhi To Visit Wayanad In First Week Of June: Congress Leader Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record breaking win from this Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, said a Congress leader on Monday....
14:48, 05/27/2019

Venezuela's PDVSA trading chief leaves as exports fall, fuel shortages grow The top trade and supply official at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has left the post, according to a recent copy of the government's official gazette, as the OPEC nation's crude exports fall afte...
05:36, 06/18/2019

Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” ...
19:48, 07/30/2019

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Woman’s remains found in South Carolina creek, week after dog digs up human bones: police South Carolina authorities on Monday found the remains of a missing woman, one week after a dog dug up human bones in a homeowner’s yard, police said....
06:48, 06/25/2019

Amit Shah To Visit North East Next Month, Will Meet Chief Ministers In his first visit to the North East as Home Minister, Amit Shah will meet chief ministers and governors of the eight states for two days next month and would review the security situation and......
17:12, 07/18/2019

On visit to New Zealand mosque, U.N. chief vows to combat growing hate speech United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres aims to draw up a global plan to fight a rising tide of hate speech, he said on Tuesday, during a visit to a New Zealand mosque where dozens of worshi...
09:36, 05/14/2019

Brunei’s new penal code would enshrine ‘cruel and inhuman punishments’ UN rights chief warns Proposed changes to Brunei’s penal code to incorporate punishments under a strict interpretation of Islamic law - including death by stoning - should be halted, the UN’s top human rights official, Mic...
18:24, 04/28/2019

LGBT rights movement a threat to Poland, says conservative party chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a parliament member who has tremendous influence as leader of the Law and Justice party, said "everyone must accept Christianity."        ...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Fortnite Season 9 Week 1 Challenges LIVE: Visit all 7 Sky Platforms, Ride the Slipstream Epic has revealed the first set of Challenges for Week 1 of Season 9 of Fortnite - it's an impressive list that makes use of all the new mechanics. Here's what you need to know....
13:00, 05/09/2019

London Craft Week 2019: the best shows, workshops and talks to visit in the capital London's craft makers are among the world's most celebrated, and they are joined by international crafts people for this five-day show with events taking place across the city....
16:12, 05/07/2019

John Oliver Challenges 13 States to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment on Last Week Tonight John Oliver knows that this year has been rough for women, who “judging from restroom signs are just men who have swallowed a trapezoid.” To cheer women up, after the confirmation of a &ld...
13:00, 06/10/2019

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to se...
18:12, 04/28/2019

‘Ground-breaking innovation’ is needed in cities, where ‘the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost,’ says UN human settlements chief If the battle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be won or lost in cities, then they need to “achieve a lasting impact on communities and to ensure that no one is left behind,” ...
23:48, 05/29/2019

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of...
21:00, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration de...
18:24, 07/08/2019

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General A...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Amit Shah To Visit Assam Next Week, May Review Final Citizen List Figures Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam next week to attend a meeting of the North Eastern Council and is likely to review the situation in the state in the wake of publication of the final......
02:12, 09/03/2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent ...
19:12, 06/17/2019

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagre...
21:00, 04/28/2019

In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation....
02:48, 09/14/2019

Venezuelan rights group says 4 people died in street clashes this week after opposition call for military uprising CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan rights group says 4 people died in street clashes this week after opposition call for military uprising....
18:24, 05/02/2019

U.S. Soccer chief executive Flynn to step down next week Longtime U.S. Soccer Chief Executive and Secretary General Dan Flynn, who is credited with turning around the finances of the federation, will step down from his position on Sept. 16, the governing bo...
03:36, 09/10/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Venezuela-Colombia baby breakthrough, Italy piles on rescue boat pressure, States must combat hate, Kashmir rights latest and a musical plea to combat CAR hunger Tuesday’s main stories: Colombia offers nationality to born of Venezuelan parents; ‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats; States must do more to stop hate attacks;  Egypt terror attack condemned by Secu...
04:48, 08/07/2019

U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Ho...
19:24, 06/17/2019

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settleme...
01:00, 09/04/2019

US trade chief is expected to discuss China with officials from Japan and EU this week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with officials from the European Union and Japan at the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) i...
03:24, 05/22/2019

China vice premier 'very unlikely' to go to U.S. this week: Global Times editor in chief China's Vice Premier Liu He is "very unlikely" to go to the United States this week following U.S. President Donald Trump's "threat" to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, editor-in-c...
04:48, 05/06/2019

Incoming Pentagon chief will attend NATO meeting in Brussels next week U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday....
05:36, 06/20/2019

U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said on Friday....
23:36, 08/16/2019

Prince William, Kate and Prince Charles to visit royal baby Archie this week Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is racking up visits by royal relatives: The queen met him first; now William, Kate and grandpa Prince Charles will.        ...
04:24, 05/14/2019

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week....
14:48, 06/17/2019

Fortnite Clocks Different Locations: Where To Visit 3 Different Clocks in Season 9, Week 8 FORTNITE Week 8 challenges are now live and one of the more tricky tasks requires players to visit different clocks. Here's a guide to help you out Where To Visit 3 Different Clocks...
21:48, 06/27/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic' Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday....
22:24, 07/18/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet 'appalled' at U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is "appalled" at the conditions in which the United States is keeping detained migrants and refugees, including children, her office said in a statement on Mo...
13:24, 07/08/2019

Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, teammates visit police academy as part of National Police Week Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, and two other quarterbacks, spent time at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy as part of National Police Week on Tuesday....
19:24, 05/15/2019

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’ says UN mission chief, as Guterres calls for inclusive negotiations In the wake of a surge in violence across Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the “in...
02:24, 09/05/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet says Sudan protests biggest yet, time for transition Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a ...
20:12, 07/03/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising polic...
06:00, 09/05/2019

Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet Nicaragua’s on-going human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday, before expressing concern about allegations of torture and murder of...
21:24, 09/10/2019

Amending Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to unjust amnesty, warns Bachelet A bid to give amnesty to all those found guilty of grave human rights crimes during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, by amending the National Reconciliation Law, could represent a “drastic set-back...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as...
20:48, 06/05/2019

Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitarian crises”, caused by months of serious unrest and...
00:24, 05/07/2019

Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent invest...
18:12, 07/03/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have ‘extensive’ effect on human set...
23:24, 08/02/2019

House passes sweeping legislation to expand LGBTQ civil rights but GOP lawmakers worry it may threaten the rights of women A Republican-backed motion to block the Equality Act, which would provide civil rights protections to gay and transgender people, failed on Friday as the House of Representatives voted to approve the ...
04:48, 05/18/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Fear rampant in Burundi, WHO on nutrition, Hurricane Dorian latest, Cyberbullying poll, Bachelet, one year on A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: UN rights experts warn ‘climate of fear’ rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three young people say they’ve been bullied online; and ...
04:24, 09/05/2019

Donald Trump visit: US President compares Brexit backstop issue with US-Mexico border during Ireland visit Donald Trump appeared to compare the backstop issue to the US-Mexico border as he expressed confidence that the Brexit logjam over the Irish border would work out "very well"....
23:48, 06/05/2019

Part-human, part-animal? Scientists may soon try to grow human organs in rodents Thanks to approval by the Japanese science ministry, scientists will experiment with stem cells to create human organs in rodents.        ...
09:48, 08/01/2019

Trump Names Counterterrorism Chief As Acting National Intelligence Chief President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Joseph Maguire, the current chief of the National Counterterrorism Centre, will become the acting director of national intelligence....
09:36, 08/09/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of July 21) The month of major Netflix originals continues this week as Orange is the New Black returns for its seventh and final season. The prison dramedy helped put Netflix on the map way back in 2013 as a gen...
01:36, 07/22/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of August 25) The last week of any month is often hit-or-miss for Netflix releases, but the end of August brings with it a few shows that you should definitely have on your radar. The first is an anime called Carol...
07:24, 08/26/2019

Just like last week, this week I (Tim Rogers) am teaching Jason Schreier (and you!) Just like last week, this week I (Tim Rogers) am teaching Jason Schreier (and you!) Japanese over on our Twitch channel. My teaching method involves forcing him to read every text box out loud. You, t...
00:36, 08/23/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of July 14) If you didn’t get enough David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper) from Stranger Things this month, we’ve got some good news for you: You can also watch him in a satirical new Netflix original film...
04:24, 07/15/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of August 11) Another week, another returning Netflix original series. Mindhunter is back for its second season of grisly murders and the conversations that follow, and while the first season had its ups and downs,...
23:12, 08/11/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of July 7) In all likelihood, many of you will still be watching Stranger Things 3 this week, but once you’re done, there’s a bunch of new content hitting the streaming service in the coming days. Th...
23:00, 07/07/2019

The 10 best games of Week 1 (and Week 0) of the college football season The college football season starts with an interesting first weekend. A look at the top 10 games, including Oregon-Auburn and Florida-Miami       ...
19:48, 08/20/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 9) The hits keep on coming in June as Netflix has another killer selection of new titles dropping this week. The two biggest titles on this list are Ralph Breaks the Internet (the sequel to the surprise ...
19:12, 06/09/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of August 4) Although the latest month of Netflix releases technically kicked off a few days ago, this feels like the first real week of August, as we are getting a brand new season of GLOW, which is one of the mo...
20:48, 08/05/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 2) Another busy week for Netflix has begun, as the fifth season of Black Mirror is set to hit the streaming service this Wednesday. Unlike seasons 3 and 4, Black Mirror season 5 will have just three epis...
02:00, 06/03/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of August 18) It was only a matter of time before the deluge of well-known Netflix content began to dry up, and to that point, this week’s slate is not quite as exciting as it has been in recent weeks. That s...
00:12, 08/19/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 23) The single most exciting addition to the Netflix streaming service arrives this Wednesday. It’s not a new season of a popular series or an original movie with a stellar cast. I’m talking a...
22:24, 06/23/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 30) It’s Stranger Things week, everyone! Although this week is absolutely packed with new content (it is the beginning of a new month after all), the third season of Stranger Things is likely to dom...
23:12, 06/30/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 16) The week of June 16th looks to be a relatively quiet week for Netflix releases, save for one major addition. No, I’m not talking about Adam Devine’s comedy special, but rather the entire N...
20:48, 06/16/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of July 28) Well, Netflix fans, the bad news is Stranger Things season 4 is now behind us and our favorite bunch of 80s kids won’t be back to battle the Mind Flayer until sometime next year at the earliest....
18:36, 07/28/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Sep. 1) It’s not often that licensed content outshines Netflix’s original releases, but that’s certainly the case in the first week of September. Sunday, September 1st is packed with solid t...
21:00, 09/01/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 19) We’re reaching the end of the month, which means the Netflix release schedule is starting to thin out a bit. Other than the return of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, there aren&rsqu...
18:36, 05/19/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 12) Any week with more Nailed It! — one of the stupidest and most joyous cooking shows ever made — is a good week. Therefore, this is a pretty good week for Netflix releases! In addition to a ...
20:48, 05/12/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Sep. 8) If you’re in the mood for some wholesome, relaxing TV, Netflix has you covered this week. Not only is the latest season of the charming reality show Terrace House arriving on the service, but Jo...
01:36, 09/09/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 26) Just when it looked like this might be another slow week, the first day of the month managed to sneak in on Saturday to inundate us with new content. I won’t bother listing all the highlights of...
06:12, 05/27/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 5) The comedown after the first week of a new month is always tough for Netflix subscribers, but the good news is that there are a few gems that might pique your interest in this week’s streaming r...
03:12, 05/06/2019

Uber's chief operating officer and chief marketing officer are stepping down Now that the company is public, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he has more time to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Uber's core businesses....
22:48, 06/07/2019

AI doesn’t always need to be more human It's time to stop obsessing over making AI seem human and start focusing on how this transformative technology can help consumers, businesses, and society.Read More...
10:00, 05/26/2019

The human problem of AI When expectations for AI aren't met, it’s not always the tech that’s to blame. Here are some of the most common human errors in implementing AI.Read More...
22:48, 05/09/2019

AI: More Than Human - review ... but less than art Barbican, London This crowd-pleasing show throws robots, giant playthings and interactive paintings at viewers, but evidence of true creativity in machines is scarceIn 2016, a machine beat the world’s...
17:48, 05/15/2019

My dog and I tried ‘human-grade’ pet food and this is how it went It’s an uncanny concept! Just Food For Dogs — a California company that makes, in its own words, “human-grade” cuisine for canines from scratch — opened a takeout spot in Union Square earlier this mon...
07:36, 05/22/2019

Why reCAPTCHA is actually an act of human torture Like many things that start out as a mere annoyance, though eventually grow into somewhat of an affliction. One particular dark and insidious thing has more than reared its ugly head in recent years, ...
21:24, 08/23/2019

Siri now sounds more like a human While Siri sounds decent most of the time, it still comes off as a little robotic. With iOS 13, however, Siri should sound a lot more human. At WWDC, Apple said it's taken a "huge step forward" b...
22:00, 06/03/2019

Venezuela in crisis: What you need to know Venezuela is in crisis after an attempt overthrow corrupt dictator Nicolas Maduro. But is this just another proxy war between the U.S. and Russia?        ...
20:12, 05/09/2019

Gay Rights There’s never been a better time to be gay, except in a handful of places where it’s become worse. Gay-rights activists have made historic gains in a fraction of the time it took the movements for civ...
18:00, 05/17/2019

How the world’s first quintuplets were exploited in a human zoo It was a typical playground — if you ignored the barbed wire and bizarre signs: “PLEASE COOPERATE; SILENCE IS REQUESTED.” “NO PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN OF THE CHILDREN.” The children in question...
01:24, 08/25/2019

There's More Than One Way to Train for a Giant Human Pyramid A woman in Mumbai excels at kabaddi, a team sport similar to tag, along with strength and cardio training to help her team in pyramid competitions called Dahi Handi....
16:24, 08/04/2019

Joe Biden is turning into a human piñata When Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris greeted each other on stage before Wednesday’s debate, Biden could be heard saying to her, “Go easy on me, kid.” He smiled, but the joke was on him. This time, it...
16:12, 08/01/2019

Human or hybrid? The big debate over what a species really is Humans once mated with Neanderthals so are we hybrids? How we see ourselves and the rest of nature is changing, raising the question of whether species even exist...
18:36, 04/28/2019

Area Man Craves Human Contact Scott Adams, creator of the workplace “humor” comic Dilbert, has many things: money, fame, an unwavering faith in President Trump, and perhaps most importantly, a big dumb castle shaped like his iconi...
23:48, 05/31/2019

Your Car Will Probably Be Driven By A Remote Human Before A Computer If we’ve learned anything from Silicon Valley, it’s to over-promise and under-deliver. And if we’ve learned anything else from Silicon Valley, it’s that replacing humans with artificial intelligence i...
10:36, 08/27/2019

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was going to lose theirs...
18:24, 08/05/2019

AI is now better at predicting mortality than human doctors As scientists continue to toil away at creating machine learning algorithms that will one day enslave humanity save us all, artificial intelligence researchers have discovered that computers are outpa...
08:00, 05/14/2019

What's So Special About Human Screams? Ask a Screamologist A better understanding of the acoustics of screaming could help scientists understand how and why humans shriek—and add a new dimension to the surveillance state!...
16:36, 05/15/2019

Human Civilization Is Collapsing! What Car Do You Steal? Good evening. We at Jalopnik regret to inform you that the collapse of human civilization is upon us. We’ve had a good, I don’t know, 10,000 years or so, but even the best parties have to end sometime...
03:12, 09/07/2019

85 arrested in human trafficking sting TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they’ve arrested 85 people in a monthslong human trafficking sting. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County Sheriff Cha...
23:12, 06/24/2019

40,000 human skeletons used to build church Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic is home to a Roman Catholic church decorated with grisly remains exhumed in the 15th century. Find out the strange story of the Sedlec Ossuary, aka the "Church of Bon...
13:12, 06/10/2019

Why this geneticist says we should stop human evolution Measles cases in the US have hit a 25-year high, with 78 new infections in the past week alone. In a sign of the times, a cruise ship with hundreds of Scientologists on board was quarantined in St Luc...
00:12, 05/18/2019

I was used as human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says Caster Semenya says the global athletics governing body has used her as "a human guinea pig" by forcing her to take medication that would limit her testosterone levels. ...
03:48, 06/19/2019

Human sex treatment threatens seahorses In a row of shops in Sheung Wan, on the western side of Hong Kong Island, the seahorses are stored in plastic boxes and glass jars, their elongated, S-shaped bodies stacked like spoons....
08:36, 06/07/2019

The Stone Age: The First 99 Percent of Human History The Stone Age is the longest period of human history, lasting from 2.6 million years ago to about 5,000 years ago. ...
19:12, 09/09/2019

Washington becomes first state ever to allow human composting Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat from Washington, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that allows the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations....
06:24, 05/22/2019

'A cricket machine with a human interior' Steve Smith may seem like a cricketing machine, but there is an entirely human interior to arguably the best player since Donald Bradman, says Australian commentator Geoff Lemon....
01:12, 08/13/2019

Opinion: It's time to end human trafficking To end the trafficking of men, women and children, we need to go after the smugglers — but also hold governments accountable, writes guest commentator Antonio Vitorino of the International Organizatio...
07:00, 07/30/2019

What non-human species is most crucial to our survival? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsWhat single non-human species are we most depe...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Pig to human heart transplants 'possible within three years' Pioneer UK surgeon Sir Terence English says adapted organs could transform treatmentAdapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, accordingto a report citing the surgeon w...
12:24, 08/19/2019

Human waste spilled on Ina Rd, I-10 overpass TUCSON – Several agencies are responding to human waste on the roadway Monday afternoon. Marana Police Department officers were dispatched to the Ina Road and Interstate 10 overpass for reports of “ta...
22:00, 08/05/2019

A Quick Refresher on How to Drive Like a Human The collective challenge of merging two lanes of traffic into one can be thwarted by a single, antsy driver, says Dan Neil. Here’s how to not be that person....
22:24, 09/13/2019

U.S. suspends flights between the U.S. and Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airpo...
20:48, 05/15/2019

Venezuela gives a rare look at its economy Venezuela's economy is in shambles and the country has plunged into political chaos. The dysfunction is so great that basic economic data has been hard to come by....
09:48, 05/30/2019

Venezuela, from a child's perspective In the whole of March, children in Venezuela went to school fewer than 10 days. Blackouts left 70% of the country without electricity, affecting at least 15 of the country's 23 states and forcing the ...
02:00, 04/30/2019

What Is Happening in Venezuela and Why It Matters A basic guide to what has been happening in Venezuela, once one of Latin America's most prosperous countries, where a political and economic crisis has reached new heights....
20:00, 04/30/2019

What’s next for Venezuela after days of tumult? CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó ...
06:48, 05/03/2019

EU is preparing for more Venezuela sanctions The European Union is preparing to impose more sanctions on Venezuela targeting officials who are accused of being involved in torture and other human rights violations...
15:36, 07/16/2019

UN: More aid for Venezuela refugees needed The UN has warned that hostility towards Venezuelan refugees in neighboring countries will grow if aid is not increased. Of the more than $700 million that had been sought, less than $180 million has ...
19:12, 08/19/2019

Voting Rights Some court rulings end fights. Others rev them up. In this decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued two such decisions.  In 2019, the court declared it had no power to intervene when a political part...
00:36, 07/31/2019

Jellyfish as big as a human seen off Cornwall coast – video A large barrel jellyfish has been spotted by the biologist and wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly, who came face to face with the sea creature while diving near Falmouth. Barrel jellyfish are the biggest ...
17:48, 07/16/2019

New Wellcome gallery celebrates what it means to be human A sculpture that smells of breast milk among 50 exhibits to go on display in London Some say it smells of modelling clay. Others that it has the vague aroma of talcum powder mixed with vanilla. Or per...
16:00, 09/04/2019

Trash and human bodies recovered from Everest Volunteers have removed three tonnes from the world's highest mountain as part of a clean up operation to remove trash that has accumulated at altitude....
19:12, 05/02/2019

She Draws Deeply Human Characters. They’re Just Animals. Lisa Hanawalt, the illustrator behind “Bojack Horseman,” has created “Tuca & Bertie,” about two 30-something bird-women. “It was important to me to show that women are gross,” she said....
18:12, 04/29/2019

Water on Mars Provides Hope for Human Habitation The first sample of dust and soil analysed by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover in August 2012 was found to contain a substantial amount of water. This discovery provided new hope that a manned mission to M...
02:24, 06/19/2019

Human influence on drought started a century ago Enlarge / The expected pattern of human influence on drought (brown is more drought, green is less drought) for regions with long-term records. (credit: Marvel et al./Nature) Droughts are weather ex...
14:12, 05/02/2019

How Rats Are Saving Human Lives With Their Noses Since 1997, a non-profit organisation headquartered in Tanzania has been training African giant pouched rats to detect two things: landmines and tuberculosis. These trained rats are nicknamed......
22:00, 08/08/2019

German doctors want human egg donations to be legalized A group of doctors in Germany is calling for new reproductive health laws. They say the current legislation is outdated, as the science has moved on. They want human egg donations to be legalized and ...
18:48, 06/04/2019

Footballers 'reaching threshold of human endurance' Professional footballers around the world are reaching breaking point under the strain of constant matches, according to a new "At the Limit" report by FIFPRO....
19:00, 08/03/2019

Nine Parts of the Human Soul According to the Ancient Egyptians The idea of the human soul has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Cultures around the world have sought to explain the soul or spirit in a wide and fascinating variety of ways. ...
12:48, 08/04/2019

Man arrested after human torso found in crashed car A human torso reportedly turned up in a Tennessee man’s crashed car after an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Now, Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville faces several charges including vehicular ...
16:24, 06/18/2019

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube Without Human Help Fancy algorithms capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube have appeared before, but a new system from the University of California, Irvine uses artificial intelligence to solve the 3D puzzle from scratch and...
00:12, 07/17/2019

The evolution of cognitive architecture will deliver human-like AI There's no one right way to build a robot, just as there's no singular means of imparting it with intelligence. Last month, Engadget spoke with Carnegie Mellon University associate research ...
23:00, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Prosecutor: Human decomposition detected in car HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A prosecutor says trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man ...
08:36, 05/13/2019

Ruby Tandoh: how I was turned into a human cheese Bacteria from my face have been used to make a wheel of stilton. It’s not gross, it’s art – and it is about to go on display at the V&A’s new food exhibitionI am about to be made into a cheese. The de...
16:12, 05/13/2019

Human failings are the reason you can't catch a self-driving bus yet It’s a weird vision: I’m speeding down the street, sitting backwards in the front passenger seat of an electric Renault Zoe Cab and nobody's driving the car. However, this isn'...
14:00, 06/03/2019

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains....
21:48, 05/21/2019

The Euro 2020 Mascot Is Just A Creepy Human Man Creating a mascot for your international sporting event can be fraught with peril. Izzy, originally Whatizit, was the mascot of the 1996 Olympics and is still mocked today. London’s mascots for the 20...
17:48, 06/18/2019

I was a human pet after my family was killed in Rwandan genocide Running as fast as she could in the dark, terrified nine-year-old Marceline had no idea she was fleeing a genocide which would wipe out her entire family. She was one of hundreds of thousands of Tutsi...
06:24, 07/16/2019

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a 'human guinea pig' Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a "biological ...
20:36, 06/18/2019

Washington becomes first state to allow composting of human bodies Washington became the first state to legalize human composting on Tuesday as Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the “natural organic” method of burying human remains in the dirt. The c...
05:48, 05/22/2019

Peaches on her post-human sex toy art show: 'It's disturbing – but a lot of fun' The pop provocateur has created an artwork in which an army of ‘fleshies’, or masturbation devices, seek sexual liberation. She talks us through its deeper meaningsBest known for her vagina bodysuits ...
05:12, 08/13/2019

FBI re-evaluates human trafficking sting operation The FBI launched an initiative over a decade ago to combat the rising tide of human trafficking, but according to numbers obtained by Fox News, the operation has barely scratched the surface and now t...
23:00, 07/26/2019

How to combat human trafficking with data science Modern slavery is unfortunately still part of our global reality, with more than 40 million people believed to be victims of human trafficking around the world. It’s up to governments, organizations, ...
14:12, 05/10/2019

| Washington first US state to legalise human composting Washington became the first US state to legalise human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations....
01:24, 05/23/2019

Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in...
09:36, 05/23/2019

What an urban spaceman tells us about the human condition An unusual astronaut is at the centre of a new exhibition of art and scientific artefacts designed to make us think about everything from our personal lives to the fate of humanity itself“It’s hard to...
16:12, 09/01/2019

Human impact on oceans doubled during last decade The impact of humans on the world's oceans has doubled during the last ten years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara....
07:24, 08/14/2019

The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 One Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, the developers at Treyarch held a happy hour event to welcome the summer interns. There was pizza, beer, and jubilation for everyone at the studio behind Call of ...
18:48, 06/26/2019

Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures Berlin-based paper artist Katrin Rodegast has always been interested in human biology, and in collecting old, illustrated science books. So, when science and tech university ETH Zurich asked her to cr...
03:48, 07/28/2019