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Chile’s President Proposes Civil Unions Legislation

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Chile’s conservative president is proposing legislation that would give unmarried partners, including members of the same sex, some of the same rights now enjoyed by married couples. President Sebastian Pinera Tuesday signed the proposal and sent it to the Chilean Congress. Some political opponents of the measure refused to attend the signing event. President Pinera […]

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Rights Group: Sri Lankan War Report Whitewashes Alleged Military Abuses

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says a Sri Lankan government report on the country’s recently-ended civil war “whitewashes” evidence of military atrocities against ethnic Tamils. New York-based Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the Sri Lankan report is “another feeble attempt” to convince the world that government troops committed no crimes in their 2009 defeat of Tamil […]

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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed in the last phase of the country’s quarter-century-long civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. A defense ministry report released Monday said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude […]

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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed in the last phase of the country’s quarter-century-long civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. A defense ministry report released Monday said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude […]

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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed in the last phase of the country’s quarter-century-long civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. A defense ministry report released Monday said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude […]

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