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Russia, China blast US for human rights

Russia, China blast US for human rights

​New violent protests triggered by a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed a black teenager in Ferguson have prompted Russia and China to criticize the US for human rights issues and racial discrimination in the country. Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov said on Tuesday the protests in [&hellip

ISIL razes Shia, Sunni sites in Iraq

ISIL razes Shia, Sunni sites in Iraq

​ISIL Takfiri terrorists have demolished several mosques and shrines belonging to Shia and Sunni Muslims in the Iraqi province of Salahuddin. A video footage, which was released on Tuesday, shows ISIL militants bulldozing and blowing up several Sunni and Shia holy sites in Iraq’s Salahuddin province. Meanwhile, ISIL terrorists also blew up the historical St. [&hellip

South Sudan warns UNSC against bans

South Sudan warns UNSC against bans

South Sudan has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) against imposing further sanctions in an attempt to end nearly a year of violence in the northeastern African country. South Sudan’s UN Ambassador Francis Deng told the 15-member council on Tuesday that more sanctions would “harden positions toward confrontation rather than cooperation.” The Sudanese ambassador went [&hellip

Minister leaves interim Burkinabe govt.

Minister leaves interim Burkinabe govt.

A minister has resigned from Burkina Faso’s embryonic transitional government, succumbing to protests over his appointment. Culture and Tourism Minister Adama Sagnon tendered his resignation on Tuesday, only two days after his appointment to the country’s 26-member interim government. Sagnon, seen as close to former President Blaise Compaoré, stepped down after two days of protests [&hellip

Study ties work complexity to memory

Study ties work complexity to memory

Researchers have identified an association between complexity of main lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in later life. The research indicated that people with complex jobs, including working with other people or data such as lawyers and engineers, could benefit from a better memory and thinking abilities in later life. The results were achieved after examining [&hellip

Tunisia presidential race goes to runoff

Tunisia presidential race goes to runoff

Former Tunisian Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi will go up against incumbent Moncef Marzouki in a second round of contest for the presidency next month, officials say. Essebsi, head of Tunisia’s secular party Nidaa Tounes, managed to gain 39.46 percent of votes, with his closest competitor, incumbent Moncef Marzouki, securing 33.43 percent in Sunday’s presidential [&hellip

Egypt opposition warned of deadly force

Egypt opposition warned of deadly force

Egypt’s Interior Ministry has warned that armed forces can use deadly force to prevent assaults on public facilities, as opposition groups call for protests this week. Egyptian armed forces have at their disposal “all means,” including the use of firearms, to defy provocations by opposition factions, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday. His statement [&hellip

Sudan urges UNAMID to close office

Sudan urges UNAMID to close office

Sudan has called on the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close its human rights office in the capital Khartoum. “We observed incidents in which UNAMID soldiers raped women and the mission took no measures to hold them accountable and did not make them leave the country, which raised tensions,” said Abdullah al-Azraq, [&hellip

Court: Israeli killed Palestinian teen

Court: Israeli killed Palestinian teen

​An Israeli policeman has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a Palestinian teenager during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank in May. A court in East Jerusalem al-Quds filed “a charge of manslaughter” against the accused, identified as Ben Deri. Palestinian officials said Nadeem Nuwarah, 17, along with another teenage protester, [&hellip

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Buildings have been set on fire and nearly 30 arrests have been made in Ferguson riots after a grand jury decision in a police shooting case. The county’s police chief said the ‘fabric of the community’ was torn. A grand jury decided not to pursue charges against the policeman, Darren Wilson, sparking a renewal of [&hellip