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Social media regulation threatens rights, UN warns

Geneva, Switzerland: The United Nations on Wednesday warned that public and private actors are intervening against online content in ways that curtail rights and...

China, other Asian nations cited as State Sponsors of Human Trafficking in US Gov Report

The U.S. State Department named China, North Korea, and Myanmar as state sponsors of the trafficking of persons for the second consecutive year in...

Hong Kong amid ‘human rights emergency’: Amnesty

Kolkata, India: Amnesty International said Wednesday that Hong Kong's national security law has created a "human rights emergency," a year after China imposed it...

Beatings, insults: rights body slams France for prisoner treatment

Strasbourg, France: The Council of Europe took aim at confinement conditions in French jails and police stations on Thursday, stating that what is discovered during...

Thai Democracy protesters rally against govt despite Covid warnings

Bangkok, Thailand: Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters rallied in Bangkok Thursday to call for the government's resignation, defying warnings from authorities about the kingdom's soaring...

US bars 5 Chinese firm exports over alleged rights violations 

Kolkata, India: The US imposed export restrictions on five Chinese businesses on Wednesday, including significant polysilicon makers for the solar panel industry, that it...

Human rights body demands protection of Nicaraguan opposition

Washington, United States: The Organization of American States' human rights arm on Wednesday urged its judicial counterpart to protect four opposition Nicaraguan politicians facing...

Canada passes LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ banning bill

Ottowa, Canada: A bill banning LGBTQ "conversion therapies" passed Canada's House of Commons Tuesday, a victory for Justin Trudeau's minority government which had pledged...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...
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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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