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Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Canada suspends Commonwealth funding

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:39

Canada`s government has announced the suspension of funding to the Commonwealth over rotating chair Sri Lanka`s alleged rights abuses.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 01:55

The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

China says it cannot accept UN criticism on North Korea abuses

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:35

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily news briefing.

Rights abuses persist in China despite plan to scrap camps: Amnesty

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 09:11

China`s much-vaunted abolition of its widely loathed "re-education through labour" camps risks being no more than a cosmetic change because of other rights abuses, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

David Cameron says he will ask Lanka to investigate rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 00:29

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said he will demand that Sri Lankan government independently and transparently investigate alleged war crimes and allegations of continuing human rights abuses in the country.

Tibetan protest at UN against China rights abuses

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:21

Tibetan activists scaled scaffolding on the UN headquarters in Geneva today and unfurled a banner demanding the world address Chinese rights abuses, as diplomats began gathering to examine China`s human rights record.

Gory videos OK when posted for users to `condemn`: Facebook

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:54

Facebook Inc has surreptitiously resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier this year on content featuring graphic violence.

Aditya Pancholi booked for punching, assaulting neighbour

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:44

For the second time in two months, Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi is in trouble for allegedly punching and assaulting his neighbour Thursday, police said here Friday.

US TV anchor abuses on live TV broadcast

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 18:23

In an unusual live TV gaffe, a news anchor in the US abused on air during his debut broadcast and was suspended for making the mistake.

Hold Musharraf accountable for rights abuses: HRW

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 15:05

Pakistan`s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should not be allowed to elude the serious legal proceedings against him and must be held accountable for human rights abuses, a global watchdog has demanded.

Nepal law betrays victims, says rights body

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 16:18

The inclusion of an amnesty provision in law will make it impossible for thousands of victims of human rights abuses in Nepal to obtain justice, rights activists said.