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North Korea threatens strike against UN rights office in Seoul

Seoul - North Korea has threatened "merciless punishment" against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul for monitoring the North's human rights record.

What rising gay support means for France's far-right National Front

Beauvais - Sebastien Chenu, a former gay activist, does not seem a typical member of France's far-right National Front (FN), a party accused of deeply reactionary views with a history of homophobia.

Swedish MPs meet Snowden, talk mass surveillance

Stockholm - Three Swedish members of parliament met with fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden at a secret location in Moscow on Friday to discuss mass surveillance, Swedish media reported.

Ahead of poll, aging Uzbek leader puts regime before family

Bichkek - Lambasted in the West over his human rights record, Uzbekistan's strongman Islam Karimov looks certain to extend his 25-year grip on power at a poll Sunday despite a bitter feud inside his own family.

UN criticises N.Korea for 'systematic' abductions of foreigners

Ginebra - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday strongly criticised North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.

Spain approves security laws decried by rights groups

Madrid - Spain's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved two new security laws which rights groups warn will curb the right to protest, freedom of the press and the right to asylum.

U.S.-Cuba talks on human rights Tuesday in Washington: Havana

Havana - The United States and Cuba will hold talks on human rights, one of the most delicate issues pending in their historic rapprochement, on Tuesday in Washington, Havana said.The "bilateral dialogue on human rights...

Palestinian rockets killed more Gazans in 2014 war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel.Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted "a war crime," it said.

Russia fails in benefits challenge for gay UN workers

New York - Russia failed Tuesday to block a United Nations decision to extend full spousal benefits to legally married gay UN employees.

Attacks on Mexico journalists surge

- Attacks on journalists in Mexico have surged during President Enrique Pena Nieto's first two years in power, with assaults reported every 26.7 hours, a press freedom group said Tuesday.Media workers endured an act of violence every 48.

Bulgarian prison conditions prompt German extradition refusals

Sofia - German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said Monday.

Russia fines Sakharov rights centre as 'foreign agent'

Moscow - A Moscow court on Monday fined the prominent Sakharov Centre, a human rights group seeking to preserve the legacy of a Nobel Prize-winning Soviet-era dissident, for failing to declare itself a "foreign agent".

Rights body wants to talk to army over Mexico missing

- Experts from a regional human rights body said Thursday the fate of 43 Mexican students who disappeared in September remains unclear and they want to interview soldiers about the case.

French court clears foie gras producer of cruelty

France - A French court on Thursday cleared a foie gras producer accused by animal rights activists of "acts of cruelty" for the conditions in which it force-fed its birds.

IS likely committing genocide against Yazidi minority in Iraq: UN

Ginebra - Islamic State jihadists appear to be committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, UN investigators said Thursday, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court.

Rights group says Angola cracking down on activists

Luanda - Human rights activists and journalists are increasingly being targeted by the regime of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a rights group said in a report Thursday, days after two activists were arrested in Africa's second-largest oil producer....

Man charged in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - Police charged a young African-American man Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Two arrested as Ferguson protests move to St Louis

Saint Louis - Police arrested at least two people as nightly protests in the racially troubled US suburb of Ferguson over the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown shifted into the heart of St Louis.

Former Tibetan nun recalls 'jail torture' at Paris march

Paris - Gyaltsen Drolkar spent 12 years in a Chinese jail where she says she was relentlessly tortured, escaping after her release in an arduous trek across the Himalayas to Nepal and then onto Belgium where she now lives.

Ikea drops lifestyle website in Russia over 'gay propaganda' fears

Moscow - Ikea said Friday it was closing its lifestyle website in Russia over fears it could flout a controversial law banning promotion of gay values to minors.

Turkey arrests 3 in raids over Erdogan Twitter insults

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday detained three people accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials on Twitter, after raiding their homes.

Nearly 13,000 killed by regime torture in Syria war: Monitor

Birut - Nearly 13,000 Syrians, including 108 children, have been tortured to death in regime prisons since the uprising began in March 2011, a monitoring group said Friday.

Russia drops treason charges against mother of seven: Lawyer

Moscow - Russia on Friday dropped treason charges against a mother of seven, whose arrest for allegedly informing Ukraine about Russian troop movements sparked an outcry in the country, her lawyer said.

Utah gays, Mormons agree on LGBT anti-discrimination law

Salt Lake City - New legislation to protect gays went into effect in Utah, after approval of a compromise bill backed by the state's homosexual community and religious advocates, including its powerful Mormon bloc.

Kremlin rights chief demands visit to Nemtsov suspect

Moscow - The Kremlin's top rights advisor on Thursday demanded access to the prime suspect in the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, following allegations he was likely tortured into confessing.

Euro MPs call on Venezuela to release detainees

Strasbourg - The European Parliament called on Venezuela Thursday to release students and opposition figures "arbitrarily detained" during protests against left-wing President Nicolas Maduro.

Exiled Tibet leader compares China to N.Korea, apartheid S.Africa

Paris - The leader of Tibet's exiled government on Thursday compared China to the regimes of North Korea and apartheid South Africa when it came to Beijing's iron-fisted control over Tibetans.

Euro MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday called for an independent international investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

International community 'failing Syria': rights groups

Birut - More than 20 human rights groups issued a joint plea Thursday for the international community to take responsibility for suffering civilians as Syria's civil war approaches its fifth year.

Ferguson cop shootings were 'ambush': police

Ferguson - Two police officers shot overnight in the troubled Missouri city of Ferguson -- which for months has battled racial tensions -- were victims of an "ambush," police said Thursday.
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