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Fresh call on Assange 'espionage'

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Children killed in Gaza playground shelling

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Israel denies striking Gaza's main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed.
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'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149

'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149 | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said.
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Egypt upholds death sentences for 10 Islamists

Egypt upholds death sentences for 10 Islamists | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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... Egyptian vendor walks past old election posters supporting newly elected President Abdel-Fattah ;.
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The New Way of War: Killing the Kids

The New Way of War: Killing the Kids | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The dangers to children in conflict zones are escalating but often overlooked. Worldwide, the numbers are unprecedented.
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Palestinian Boy’s Death Escalates Clash Over Abductions - the killing of any child is never ok

Palestinian Boy’s Death Escalates Clash Over Abductions - the killing of any child is never ok | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
In what may have been a retaliation for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers who were buried a day earlier, a Palestinian youth was forced into a car and killed.
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Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater

Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Not long after the security firm’s top manager in Iraq told a State Department investigator “that he could kill” him, an inquiry was abandoned. Weeks later, the firm’s guards killed 17 civilians in Iraq.
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Australia to question Brunei over stoning laws before trade talks

Australia to question Brunei over stoning laws before trade talks | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Australian government will question Brunei over its new criminal law regime – whose punishments include limb amputation for theft and stoning to death for adultery or homosexuality – before deciding whether to proceed with trade negotiations with the tiny, but oil-rich, Sultanate.
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Guantánamo judge doesn’t relent on CIA ‘black site’ order

Guantánamo judge doesn’t relent on CIA ‘black site’ order | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Defense counsel memo summarizing the judge’s order, obtained by the Herald, says U.S. still must reveal many details of secret, overseas prison network.
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Saudi Funding of ISIS

Saudi Funding of ISIS | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Significantly undermining ISIS's financial base would require rolling back the group's access to local Syrian and Iraqi income sources.
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Concern over Uyghur scholar's possible secret trial in China

Concern over Uyghur scholar's possible secret trial in China | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A prominent Uyghur scholar labeled a separatist by Chinese authorities may have been tried in secret and received a heavy prison sentence, his lawyer says.
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Iraq arrest that exposed wealth and power of Isis jihadists

Iraq arrest that exposed wealth and power of Isis jihadists | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The story of Isis, the band of militants that came from nowhere with nothing to having $2bn and two cities
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ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria

ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has outgrown even al-Qaeda as it seeks to establish a new caliphate.
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UN calls for human rights-backed development agenda - indiablooms

UN calls for human rights-backed development agenda - indiablooms | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UN calls for human rights-backed development agenda indiablooms Speaking about her personal experiences in South Africa, Pillay underscored that “not every law is a good law” and “not every effort to enforce the law protects human rights.” “Rule of...
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In Pictures: Childbirth under Israeli attack

In Pictures: Childbirth under Israeli attack | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The emergency department of Gaza's al-Shifa hospital takes in between 25-50 pregnant women per day.
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Gaza Under Siege: Naming the dead

Gaza Under Siege: Naming the dead | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
At least 84 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its "Operation Protective Edge". 23 are children.
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Beating of Palestinian-American Boy Caught on Video

Beating of Palestinian-American Boy Caught on Video | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A video posted online appears to show Israeli police officers beating a Palestinian-American boy after his detention on Thursday during protests in East Jerusalem.
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The New Way of War: Killing the Kids

The New Way of War: Killing the Kids | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The dangers to children in conflict zones are escalating but often overlooked. Worldwide, the numbers are unprecedented.
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'We don't want you, nobody wants you!' US protesters target children

'We don't want you, nobody wants you!' US protesters target children | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
When the protesters saw the buses carrying the children heading towards them, they began to chant and yell wave their flags and homemade banners. One woman was particularly insistent.
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Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
David Hill: Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths
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Iraq crisis: ISIL militants declare 'Caliphate'

Iraq crisis: ISIL militants declare 'Caliphate' | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sunni militants fighting across Syria and Iraq – have proclaimed the establishment of a “caliphate” in a move that experts say could signal the birth of a new era of transnational jihadism.
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Sudan: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Southern Kordofan

Sudan: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Southern Kordofan | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Attacks on civilian areas, including indiscriminate aerial bombardments by Sudan’s government forces, have resulted in increased destruction in Southern Kordofan.
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Abbott pushes for Greste release ahead of verdict

Abbott pushes for Greste release ahead of verdict | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Australia repeats calls for Egypt to release journalist Peter Greste on the eve of the verdict in his trial.
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Drone attack reported in Pakistan's northwest

Drone attack reported in Pakistan's northwest | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
At least five killed in suspected US missile strike in N Waziristan's tribal region, intelligence officials say.
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US evacuates contractors as al-Qaeda inspired jihadists in Iraq vow to take Baghdad next

US evacuates contractors as al-Qaeda inspired jihadists in Iraq vow to take Baghdad next | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
THE UNITED States has begun evacuating civilian contractors from an Iraqi military air base ahead of promises of ‘intensified and accelerated’ assistance for beleaguered government forces.
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ISIS militants expand across northern Iraq, seize city of Tikrit

ISIS militants expand across northern Iraq, seize city of Tikrit | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Militants overrun the Iraqi city of Tikrit as 500,000 people flee in the wake of their march towards Baghdad.
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