Mexican president vows better protection for reporters

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has pledged to beef up the protection of reporters and human rights advocates after the brutal murder of a prominent photojournalist and an activist.

Austrian refugee camp violates children's rights: Amnesty

 Amnesty International on Friday slammed conditions at Austria's main refugee camp as a "disgraceful" violation of human rights, highlighting what it called the "inhumane" plight of more than 1,700 unaccompanied children.

US presses China on human rights; Beijing mentions Ferguson

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit, the US has pressed hard on human rights issues including religious freedom and deteriorating situation in Tibet Autonomous Region, prompting China to fight back by referring increasing racial attacks in America.

Address human rights with China: US senators to Obama

A bipartisan group of US senators Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to highlight human rights concerns when his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping visits next month, in particular Beijing`s "extraordinary assault" on rule of law.

Cabinet Secretary reviews search operation of missing chopper in Arunachal Pradesh

With no trace of the missing Pawan Hans helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh for fifth day, the Centre on Saturday directed that all available human and technical inputs, including satellite imagery, be deployed to locate the chopper and its three occupants.

Former head of Pinochet`s secret police dead in Chile

Manuel Contreras, the former head of Chile`s feared intelligence service under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, died on Friday. He was 86.

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding `inadequate`, says UN

 The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.

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Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia

President Barack Obama is holding talks with Ethiopia's leaders on counter-terrorism, human rights and regional security issues.

Eritrea calls for UN probe into `abhorrent` people smuggling

Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the "abhorrent" flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations in the hermit state.

Instal CCTVs at all prisons in India: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the central government and all the states to instal CCTV cameras in all the prisons across the country and take a call on installing them in police lock-ups, if there are incidents.

China rights activists on trial in Guangzhou amid crackdown

A closely-watched trial of three Chinese rights activists resumed on Thursday in the southern city of Guangzhou as authorities pursued an unprecedented crackdown on human rights lawyers across China.

Amnesty protests `staggering execution spree` in Iran

Amnesty International on Thursday protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people put to death.

Italy breaches human rights by blocking gay marriage: European court

 A European court ruled Tuesday that Italy breached the human rights of three gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognised form of union. 

Family of deceased Tibetan monk detained: Rights group

Police detained two family members of a deceased Tibetan monk on Friday, a rights group and media said, one day after his body was cremated in prison against his family`s wishes.

Labour unions, human rights groups step up calls for FIFA reform
Labour unions, human rights groups step up calls for FIFA reform

Prominent labour union and human rights groups on Wednesday stepped up public pressure on world football body FIFA, which is currently mired in a corruption scandal, to agree to be reformed and clean up its act through an independent process.

Bahrain king pardons Shiite activist Rajab for 'health reasons'

Bahrain's King Hamad on Monday pardoned leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab, serving a six-month jail sentence, for "health reasons", the official news agency BNA reported.

China apprehends 'paid protesters' in human rights cases


Beijing: Chinese police claimed to have apprehended "paid protesters" engaged by lawyers and accused a law firm of staging protests with hired people to mount pressure on courts in high-profile human rights protection cases, authorities said today.

RSS slams Amnesty International report on human rights in J&K

Slamming a US-based NGO's report on alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' has said such "lopsided" approach will create grounds for violence and animosities, and even accused the United Nations of being "biased" on such issues.

Pak parliamentary panel to discuss Hindu marriage law

The minority Hindu community in Pakistan, living without a marriage law since the country was founded in 1947, may get a landmark legislation soon to help them register their marriages.