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HRW to Libya: Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Black Africans

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights groups has called on the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to stop what it says are “the arbitrary arrests and abuse” of African migrant workers and black Libyans assumed to be mercenaries. Human Rights Watch said Sunday the NTC should release those detained as mercenaries “solely due to their dark skin color.” […]

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Strauss-Kahn Arrives in France

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 2:46 am (UTC-5)
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to his native France early Sunday. He and his wife, Anne Sinclair, arrived on an Air France flight from New York. Strauss-Kahn resigned as the IMF’s managing director in May after he was arrested at Kennedy airport and charged with the sexual assault and attempted rape of […]

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Rights Group Urges China to Account for Forcibly Returned Uighurs

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. based Human Rights Watch is asking China to account for at least 17 ethnic Uighurs forcibly returned from Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan in August. The rights group also said China should stop pressuring countries to deport ethnic Uighurs. An HRW official says China should honor the rights of individuals seeking asylum. HRW Refugee Director […]

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Happy Feet Leaves New Zealand For Home

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The emperor penguin affectionately known as “Happy Feet”, has been released into the Southern Ocean some 700 kilometers south of New Zealand to begin the long swim home to Antarctica. The penguin’s 2,000 kilometer trip began Sunday as he slid down a specially designed ramp from a research ship. He has been fitted with a […]

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