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  • Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime

    Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime
    Ukrainian troops recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Monday as they advanced toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site, where international investigators have been thwarted from probing the scene of the July 17 disaster, Ukrainian officials said.
  • U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

    U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry
    Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, S-21, creating a "commission of inquiry" to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza war. Nowhere does the resolution mandate that the commission conduct a fair, impartial and...

    Netanyahu rebuffs UN cease-fire call, warns Israelis of 'prolonged campaign'

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday that there would be no letup in the battle against the militant Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and warned Israelis to be prepared for a long conflict. Netanyahu made his vow as...

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on...

    The Virginia cases at the heart of the ruling rejecting the state's same sex marriage ban

    Today's appeals court ruling that Virginia's same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional is anchored in two critical human rights cases from the state. At the heart of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is the view that marriage is a...