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Myanmar parliament amends speech-restricting telecommunications law
Myanmar's parliament amended the 2013 Telecommunications Law on Friday amidst growing concerns regarding the freedom of expression. The new law permits judges to release people on bail, allows only those directly affected, or with permission from t (More)
Chile Congress relaxes ban on abortion
The Chilean Congress passed a bill late Wednesday night that would would allow abortions in instances of rape, threat to the mother's health, and fetal abnormality "incompatible with life." The 70 to 45 vote was the result of a year-long struggle (More)
UK Supreme Court rules women from Northern Ireland not entitled to free abortions
The UK Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to abortions under the England's National Health Services (NHS) . In a 3-2 decision, judges dismissed the appeal of a mother and daughter who spent over £900 (More)
HRW: fifty years of human rights violations in West Bank
Israel has occupied the West Bank through human rights abuses for the past fifty-years, stated Human Rights Watch (HRW)(advocacy website) Sunday. According to HRW, Israel has violated international humanitarian law during the occupation through "un (More)
Australia to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas
An Australian official announced plans Tuesday to introduce new legislation that will prevent registered sex offenders from traveling overseas in an effort to prevent pedophiles from taking part in child sex trafficking. Registered sex offenders wou (More)
UN rights group calls on world leaders to invest in health and well-being
The High-Level Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents released a report Tuesday imploring world leaders to allocate 5 percent of their country's GDP in "public health spending," according to the UN Office of the Hi (More)
UN SG appoints UK expert Lowcock as humanitarian chief
UN Secretary-General (UN SG) António Guterres on Friday appointed UK's Mark Lowcock as Under-Secretary-General (USG) in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and as Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC). Lowcock has 30 years (More)
UN: more DRC refugees migrating to Angola to escape violence
Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) , Babar Baloch, said in a press release on Friday that over 11,000 refugees from the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have recently escaped to Angola due to violence in the (More)
Palestinian prisoners organize hunger strike in Israel
Over 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners in six Israeli prisons embarked on an indefinite hunger strike starting on Monday, in observance of Palestinian Prisoners Day. The strikers say they want better medical care, more humane transfers betwee (More)
Foundation members acquitted of abuse charges by Egypt court
Aya Hijazi, a dual US-Egyptian citizen who has been in prison for three years in relation to her foundation dedicated to helping street children, was of acquitted all charges by a Cairo court on Sunday. Seven others, including HIzaji's husband, were (More)
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