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Europe court orders Russia to pay $2.5 billion over Yukos

Europe court orders Russia to pay $2.5 billion over Yukos

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 20:43

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay former shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos almost USD 2.5 billion.

US bars some Venezuelan officials accused of rights abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:31

The United States has slapped travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the two countries.

Azerbaijan detains prominent rights activist

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 18:57

Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus was detained on Wednesday and could face charges, a family spokesman said.

UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 19:26

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

NHRC issues showcause notice to Odisha in scribe assault case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 16:59

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a showcause notice to Odisha Government asking why monetary relief of Rs 25,000 would not be recommended to be paid to a Bhubaneswar-based journalist, who was unlawfully assaulted by police.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:29

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:15

At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Forex reserves up for 7th straight week, kitty at $317.85 billion

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:15

All-time high for the reserves was USD 321 billion in late 2011.

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:05

An offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group against Syrian government-held territory has killed at least 74 people in the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.

Allow UN investigators probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka into India: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:49

UN officials probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka must be given visas to visit India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said Thursday.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:07

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.