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Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

Aug. 31, 2016 - Today, a draft of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market has leaked and confirms that the...

Central Mediterranean: 3,000 people rescued in one day

AUGUST 30, 2016 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue ship, the Dignity I, took part in operations yesterday that...

Troubled waters: The Mediterranean is becoming even more deadly for migrants

MISRATA, CATANIA, Aug. 29, 2016 - Kristy is IRIN Migration Editor. Tom is a freelance journalist based in Libya and a regular IRIN contributor "I was...

Italy earthquake: Red Cross teams join search for quake survivors

Rome/Geneva, 24 August 2016: Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground following a 6.2 magnitude...

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,...

As 1 million dogs are killed and eaten for Bok Nal ‘soup’ in South...

Aug. 9, 2016 - With South Korea’s Bok Nal days underway, the country’s animal protection campaigners mobilised at South Korea’s first ever global anti-dog...

On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Ban urges all States to ‘galvanize global will for...

Aug. 6, 2016 - With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, “the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than...

Eight leading science and engineering societies express concern for welfare of Turkish scientific community,...

Aug. 3, 2016 - As the Turkish government restores order after the failed coup, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and...

New Initiative from Privacy International Tracks the Global Surveillance Industry

Aug. 3, 2016 - A new initiative launched today by Privacy International aims to track the growth and scale of the global surveillance industry,...

Brazil: Daily shootouts and alarming rise in police killings puts Olympic legacy at risk

Aug. 2, 2016 - A shocking 103% percent increase in police killings in Rio de Janeiro between April and June of 2016 and 2015...

In Iraq, UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor urges help for children ‘ripped from their homes’

Aug. 2, 2016 - Just back from crisis-riven northern Iraq, were he visited refugee camps for Iraqi and Syrian families and children, actor Ewan...