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  • France can outlaw full-face veil, rules European human rights court

    STRASBOURG, France A French public ban on clothing that hides the face was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday in a decision that will have ramifications for 47 nations. The case was brought by a French Muslim woman who said the ban...
  • Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug

    Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug
    Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria? For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world’s attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes,...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Banned Egyptian youth movement will boycott this month's election

    Banned Egyptian youth movement will boycott this month's election
    A major youth movement that was banned last month by an Egyptian court declared Wednesday it would boycott this month’s presidential vote. The announcement by the April 6 movement added to a chorus of complaints from critics who say the election,...
  • Sudan woman sentenced to death after refusing to renounce Christianity

    Sudan woman sentenced to death after refusing to renounce Christianity
    A pregnant Sudanese woman who refused to renounce her Christianity was sentenced to death by hanging Thursday in a Khartoum court, provoking outrage from human rights groups. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who has a young son and is married to a Christian from...
  • Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

    Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics
    Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their campus safer. Bullying, human trafficking, sexual abuse and other topics were discussed May 30 at the school's fourth...
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  • China begins crackdown on Tiananmen observances, news coverage

    With Wednesday’s 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters fast approaching, authorities are trying to block foreign journalists from reporting about the event and detaining others who seek to commemorate it....
  • Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says

    Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission. The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
  • Pictures in the News | May 21, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the...