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Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 02:50

Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults.

Thousands seek release of `vagina artist` arrested in Japan

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 08:49

Around 20,000 people have signed a petition online urging Japanese authorities to release Megumi Igarashi, known as the "vagina artist", arrested last Saturday for distributing obscene material.

France retreats on teaching boy-girl equality

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:31

France is replacing its plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

Girl student ends life over alleged discrimination in school

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:31

A 17-year-old girl student of a government school studying in class 11 committed suicide by hanging in her house here today alleging discriminaton against girls by the institution, police said.

How Kanye West copes with `lashes`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 08:04

Rapper Kanye West, who recently married reality TV star Kim Kardashian, has faced "lashes" for his "interracial relationship", but says he knows how to cope with the criticism.

Andhra panel to look into discrimination against Muslim prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:20

The Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Commission will visit jails in Telangana to get first-hand information about complaints of discrimination against Muslim inmates, an official said Tuesday.

Anti-rape protest held outside Indian High Commission in London

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 22:47

Hundreds of members of UK-based South Asian women`s rights organisations and anti-caste discrimination groups protested outside the Indian High Commission here against a spate of rape cases in India.

Kim Kardashian vows to fight racism

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 08:08

Kim Kardashian has vowed to use her celebrity status to tackle discrimination after being on the receiving end of racial abuse.

Palestinians adopt UN human rights treaties

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 23:19

Palestine on Friday became a formal party to five global treaties banning torture and racial discrimination, and protecting the rights of women, children and the disabled, the UN said.

UN rights monitor criticises Bahrain over Shiite expulsion

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:09

United Nation`s (UN) religious freedom monitor urged today that Sunni-ruled Bahrain to halt discrimination against its Shiite majority and its spiritual leader, who was expelled from the Gulf kingdom this week.

Indian-origin mother sues Hong Kong government, police officer

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 14:31

An Indian-origin woman is suing a police officer and the Hong Kong government for racial discrimination against her teenaged son four years ago.

Indians among migrants facing discrimination in Australia

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:30

Migrants, including Indians, face `high levels` of discrimination in Australia on the basis of `skin colour, ethnic origin or religion` but at the same time they are positive about life in the country, a recent study has suggested.