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20th Sep 2013

Bahrain: Five people sentenced for throwing petrol bombs

A Bahrain court on Thursday jailed five people for periods up to 10 years after convicting them of attacking a government building with petrol bombs, a judicial source said. Three defendants were sentenced to 10 years in prison, and two … Continued

18th Sep 2013

Brazilian President Rousseff cancels US visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off an upcoming meeting with President Barack Obama amid allegations of US spying in Brazil. The rift threatens to reverse improved relations between the two trading giants. The office of Brazilian President Rousseff released … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Three women slain on FR Kohat Jirga order

KOHAT, (The News): A woman, who had fled away from her house, along with her two accomplices was executed on the order of Jirga held here, Geo News reported on Monday.   Sources said that the women coming from Jawaki … Continued

15th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Four arrested in Lahore rape case

[The kidnapper(s) threw the girl on the green belt outside the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.. Photo courtesy: FJMC/Ganga Ram Hospital] LAHORE, (Dawn): Police teams investigating the rape of a five-year-old girl took four suspects into custody for interrogation on Saturday … Continued

13th Sep 2013

India: ‘Women raped by rioters in Muzaffarnagar’

By Rajesh Kumar Singh   Lucknow, (Hindustan Times) : Women have been raped and molested by rioters in Muzaffarnagar, but are too scared to complain, according to a police official in the western Uttar Pradesh district located barely 125 km northeast … Continued

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says
12th Sep 2013

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says

Approximately one third of the world’s food is wasted each year, the United Nations has said in a new report. The uneaten food amounts to 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide produced annually. Some 1.3 billion tons of food are … Continued

11th Sep 2013

ICC: Kenyan Deputy President Ruto pleads not guilty to ICC charges

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity. His trial in the International Criminal Court began on Tuesday, with his lawyer calling for the case to be thrown out. . Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta … Continued

10th Sep 2013

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto departs for looming ICC conflict

  Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has left for The Hague to face the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity. His trial begins Tuesday amid doubt over Kenya’s cooperation with the ICC. Ruto is charged with playing a … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Kenya’s parliament votes to withdraw from the International Criminal Court

Kenya’s parliament has voted to tell the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. The vote comes before the country’s president and deputy president face trial in The Hague. The parliament in Nairobi, which is dominated by the alliance … Continued

6th Sep 2013

“UAE 94″ detainees on hunger strike over prison mistreatment

Eighteen jailed United Arab Emirates nationals are on hunger strike in protest at what they say is ill-treatment following their conviction of plotting to overthrow the government, an activist said on Thursday. The activist source, who is close to the … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Bahrain: Opposition slams setup of pan-Arab human rights court

Bahrain’s main opposition group has criticized an Arab League decision to set up a pan-Arab human rights court in Manama, saying the Gulf Arab state was the “black hole of human rights.” US-allied Bahrain’s human rights record has come under … Continued

5th Sep 2013

British inquiry on Iraq war atrocities reveals disturbing witness testimony

A British soldier saw his platoon sergeant fire automatic rifle rounds into the twitching bodies of two Iraqi gunmen lying on the ground during a battle in 2004, he said in a written witness statement released on Wednesday. In his … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Zimbabwe suffers worst food shortages in 4 years: UN agency

HARARE, (Xinhua): Zimbabwe is bracing for the worst food shortages in four years that one in every four Zimbabweans in rural areas are expected to need food support, a UN agency said Tuesday. Citing a new study, the UN World … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Brazil Senate Committee to probe US spying

BRASILIA, (Xinhua): Brazil’s Senate formed an Investigative Parliamentary Commission Tuesday to follow up on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Dilma Rousseff. “We intend to protect national sovereignty,” said Senator Vanessa Graziotin, of the Communist … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

French foreign ministry tapped by NSA, says German magazine

A German magazine has said that the NSA spied on the electronic communications of the French foreign ministry. This comes as France looks to be the most likely ally to join the US in a military strike against Syria. A … Continued

1st Sep 2013

India: Delhi gang-rape: braveheart’s kin say ‘still hope for justice’, want to meet Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi, (PTI): Though unhappy with the decision of the Juvenile Justice Board, family members of the 23-year-old woman gang-raped on December 16 last year have not lost all hope of getting justice. They are planing to meet Congress president … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Three children found chained in ex-minister’s house

  [Shahida and her sister are undergoing treatment at the Jinnah Hospital. – Photo by White Star.] By Asif Chaudhry LAHORE, (Dawn): Police arrested on Friday a former federal minister belonging to the PML-Q, Liaquat Abbas Bhatti, shortly after recovering from … Continued

29th Aug 2013

Tanzania admits child labor in gold mines

  The Tanzania government says it is committed to cracking down on child labor in gold mines, calling the practice a “serious problem.” Its response follows a Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on … Continued

28th Aug 2013

Facebook report reveals depth of data requests

Governments around the world issued around 25,000 requests for information about Facebook users in the first half of this year. Facebook has published its first report on the matter; Washington fielded the most requests. Released on Tuesday, the report showed … Continued

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case
26th Aug 2013

India: Police round up all five accused in gang-rape case

  As the police made their final arrests in the Shakti Mill gang-rape case on Sunday, the photojournalist’s family thanked the public and the media for their support and appealed for privacy. Responding to the media glare, the family said … Continued

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