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UN: We Are 'Losing Fight Against Famine' in Yemen 

The U.N.’s humanitarian chief warned Friday that aid workers are “losing the fight against famine” in war-torn Yemen.

“The position has deteriorated in an alarming way in recent weeks,” Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told the Security Council. 440 more words

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Amnesty Accuses Maduro Government of Executing Thousands

An international human rights watchdog group has accused Nicolas Maduro’s government of committing some of the worst human rights violations in Venezuela’s history.

In a report released Thursday, Amnesty International said the number of killings in the South American country in recent years was “greater than those in many countries at war.” 311 more words

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Migrant Terror Trial Seen as Test of Fundamental Rights in Hungary

A Hungarian appeals court will make its final verdict Thursday in the case of a man convicted of terrorism for throwing stones at police and trying to enter the country illegally, at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015. 45 more words

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Report: South Sudan Troops Raped, Killed While Peace Pursued

With “staggering brutality,” South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says. 436 more words

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Two Girls Die After Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia

Harun Maruf

Despite sustained efforts to stop the practice, Somali doctors and rights activists say two sisters bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) last week in central Somalia.

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Palestinian Stabs American-Israeli Man to Death in West Bank

A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed a well-known Israeli settler to death Sunday at a busy mall in the West Bank.

The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was popular in the local community and an outspoken Israel advocate on social media platforms. 168 more words

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'Nobody Likes The Truth,' says Veteran Serbian Human Rights Activist

Jamie Dettmer

Nataša Kandić, the formidable Serbian human rights campaigner and Nobel Peace prize nominee, shrugs. “Nobody likes the truth,” she says.

For almost three decades Kandić has been a thorn in the side of those who butchered, raped and tortured during the Balkans wars of the 1990s.

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