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Wednesday, August 24 2016

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy

August 23, 2016 - The August 24, 2016 M 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on...

Iraq: Executions will not eliminate security threats

Aug. 22, 2016 - The execution of 36 men in Iraq yesterday marks an alarming rise in the authorities’ use of the death penalty...

Brazil: Rio’s Olympic legacy shattered with no let-up in killings by police

August 22, 2016 - The legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics has been shattered with at least eight people killed in police operations in...

Honduras: Killing of rights defenders highlight perils they face, says UN rights office

Aug. 22, 2016 - With at least eight human rights defenders killed in Honduras this year, two United Nations and international rights experts said...

World Humanitarian Day Tragedy: IFRC calls for humanitarian solution to Mediterranean drownings as two...

Geneva, 19 August 2016: Two Syrian children, eight months and five years old, were today confirmed to be amongst five people who drowned at...

Scientists link conflict and climate change

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2016 - Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could...

Israel/Palestine: Palestinian Rights Defenders Threatened

JERUSALEM, Aug. 15, 2016 - New anonymous death threats have been made against staff members of a Palestinian human rights organization advocating an investigation...

Israel renders 53 Palestinians homeless in August heat; 2016 home demolition rate highest since...

Aug. 12, 2016 - The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the...

‘Let’s build bridges, not walls,’ says UN chief, urging all countries to help refugees...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Encouraging young refugees gathered for an event at resettlement centre in Los Angeles to “study hard be a full...

Women’s rights activists treated as enemies of the state in renewed crackdown in Iran

Aug. 11, 2016 - Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year,...
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