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Mexico`s `I`m tired now` attorney general steps down

Mexico`s much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, will step down Friday to take up another cabinet post.

UN repeatedly failed to prevent mass killings, 2014 a 'devastating' year, says Amnesty
UN repeatedly failed to prevent mass killings, 2014 a 'devastating' year, says Amnesty

Drafting a scathing report on the global response to mass atrocities in 2014, rights group the Amnesty International has termed the governments' ineffectiveness in protecting their civilians from militants as 'shameful'.

Amnesty International criticises Modi govt's rights record

Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi-led government, saying under the new regime India has witnessed a rise in communal violence and its Land Acquisition Ordinance has put thousands of Indians at "risk" of forcible eviction.

UK tribunal says intelligence-sharing with US was unlawful

A British tribunal ruled on Friday that some aspects of intelligence-sharing between security agencies in Britain and the United States were unlawful until December 2014, in a ground-breaking case brought by civil liberties groups.

Saudi blogger`s health worsening, wife says

The health of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam and whose case attracted international concern is worsening, his wife said Thursday.

Nigeria military warned before major Boko Haram attacks: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria`s military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno but failed take action.

Amnesty wants Obama to talk about Bhopal disaster

Ahead of his visit to India, a human rights group has asked US President Barack Obama to speak up about the Bhopal gas tragedy while promoting his country's business interests during the trip.

Amnesty calls Spain criminal code reform `serious setback`

Amnesty International on Wednesday blasted a planned reform of Spain`s criminal code, which stiffens prison terms for troubling the public order and opens the door to life sentences, as a "serious setback".

Amnesty calls on European countries to admit CIA cooperation

Rights group Amnesty International urged European countries on Tuesday to come clean on alleged cooperation with CIA operations involving torture and help bring those responsible to justice.

Put an end to spate of executions: Amnesty tells Pakistan

A top human rights group has appealed to Pakistan to put an end to the spate of executions in the country after a moratorium on death penalty was lifted in the wake of the Peshawar school attack.

Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty
Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty

Leading human rights group on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.

Saudi says Myanmar female child-killer executed

 Saudi Arabia said on Monday it beheaded a Myanmar female child-killer, bringing to seven the number of death sentences carried out this year in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

Boko Haram perpetrates human carnage in Baga, kills nearly 2000: Reports
Boko Haram perpetrates human carnage in Baga, kills nearly 2000: Reports

Hundreds of bodies too many to count remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested on Saturday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram.

Seven held hostage in latest Brazil prison uprising

Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil on Monday took seven prison staff hostage during the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media reported.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

A Muslim man has become the first person to be sentenced to death for apostasy in Mauritania since independence in 1960 after a court ruled he had written something blasphemous.

'Fear of rapes, forced marriages pushing young girls to commit suicide in ISIS captivity'

In another shocking revelation that can send chills down one's spine, the victims who managed to escape the Islamic State captivity have told Amnesty International that many girls are killing themselves after losing hope that they will ever be rescued, reports stated on Tuesday.

Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty
Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty

Women and girls from Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. 

Amnesty demands release of Irom Sharmila

 Kolkata: Amidst a move by the central government to decriminalise attempt to suicide, international human rights body Amnesty Tuesday appealed to the government to release Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila immediately and unconditionally.

NATO bombing kills five schoolboys in Afghanistan

 Five schoolboys were killed in a NATO airstrike in Parwan province in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan police source told Efe news agency, but the incident could not be immediately confirmed by the international alliance.

Saudi extends detention of women driving activists: Amnesty

Saudi authorities have extended the detention of two women's rights activists, one of whom tried to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban, Amnesty International said on on Tuesday.