human rights

Venezuelan migrants
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June 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
By Violet Law and Alice Fung, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi...
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A customer looks at a movie poster for the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at a movie theater in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
March 27, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October. It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What kind of legal mumbo jumbo is "nonhuman personhood"? An elephant named Happy wants to know. A group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit against the Bronx Zoo, arguing that Happy the elephant at the zoo...
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This Sept. 20, 2018, photo shows North Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song at the U.N. headquarters. North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and its supporters of trying to "stoke confrontation" instead of promoting peace efforts by
Kyodo News via AP
November 27, 2018 - 10:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and some supporters of trying to "stoke confrontation" instead of promoting peace efforts by calling for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss human rights in the country. North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song said in a...
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China's ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, has threatened retaliation against the United States if the Trump administration goes ahead with with possible sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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November 27, 2018 - 9:54 pm
By Ben Westcott, CNN (CNN) -- China's ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, has threatened retaliation against the United States if the Trump administration goes ahead with with possible sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses in Xinjiang. At least one million Muslim majority Uyghur have...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finishes speaking about refugees as he makes a statement to the media Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
September 18, 2018 - 12:46 pm
By Susannah George, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people...
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Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar.
AP Photo/Thein Zaw
September 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
By Victoria Milko and Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the...
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
July 17, 2018 - 8:51 am
UPDATED 11:34 a.m. By Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to...
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