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FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans


April 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes ... Read more...

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Russian lower house passes paedophile castration bill


February 8th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill toughening penalties for paedophiles, including life sentences and chemical castration, has been passed by Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma.Under the ... Read more...

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BJP targets Padgaonkar, Nayar for attending Fai seminars


July 21st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday wondered how senior journalists like Kuldip Nayar and Dilip Padgaonkar, who attended conferences organised by Kashmiri American lobbyist ... Read more...

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Hindus in Canadian city oppose Muslim prayers at school


July 5th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Friday namaz at a school in the Toronto suburb of North York has angered Hindu advocacy groups here, who want it stopped. The noon-time prayers for 400 ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to get Indian help in upholding human rights (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's apex human rights body, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), will help Afghanistan in promoting human rights, prevent trafficking of women and children and ... Read more...

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NHRC to support Afghanistan rights efforts


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will help in public sector capacity development in Afghanistan, including the development of systems for investigation of human rights ... Read more...

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Nearly 4 percent of America’s population is made up of gays


April 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A survey has revealed that an estimated 9 million Americans or nearly 4 percent of the total population identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The new report ... Read more...

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Taiwan executes five convicted murderers


March 5th, 2011 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Justice on Friday announced that five convicted murderers were executed on Thursday evening, the Taipei Times reported.Justice Minister Tseng Yung-fu authorized the executions of ... Read more...

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Less journalists killed worldwide this year compared to 2009


December 31st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): There has been a drop in the number of reporters killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have said that while the ... Read more...

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Facebook’s decision to guard ‘illegal contents’ spurs debate over free speech on internet


December 13th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): The step taken by social networking site Facebook to establish a "hate and harassment team" as part of a virtual police squad charged with taking down content ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks’ advocates compare ‘hacktivism’ to 1960’s civil protests


December 12th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12(ANI): Since releasing a cache of 250,000 classified US diplomatic cables this month, WikiLeaks has been under the scanner of various governments and faced intense criticism around the world.However, the ... Read more...

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‘Shocked’ Pak hoping US backing of India’s UNSC permanent seat bid merely symbolic


November 10th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 10 (ANI): Shocked by the US support for India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations' Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan seems to be clutching the last straw ... Read more...

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US Sikhs decry turban screening at airports


November 7th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Sikh advocacy groups in the US have demanded stop to the screening of turbans at airports, arguing the additional search of their religious headwears is not required as ... Read more...

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Tibetans in Western China protest against proposed language curbs


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 23 (ANI): Thousands of Tibetan students in western China have been staging protests since Tuesday against proposals to curb or eliminate the use of the Tibetan language in local schools.According ... Read more...

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Rome holds gay tennis tournament


October 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 1 (IANS/AKI) Over 250 players from various countries will take part in a tennis tournament for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, "aimed at equality and fighting homophobia", in the Italian ... Read more...

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‘FBI improperly investigated Greenpeace activists, other advocacy groups post 9/11′


September 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21(ANI): The FBI used 'troubling' tactics in singling out Greenpeace and other American advocacy groups after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and put some of their members on terrorist watch lists ... Read more...

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Victims of domestic violence are discriminated at work: Oz study


September 10th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 10 (ANI): A survey has found that victims of domestic violence are often discriminated against by their bosses, as they are denied time off for medical and legal appointments, and ... Read more...

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NAC to hold further consultations on Food Security Bill


August 30th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 30 (ANI): The National Advisory Council on Monday decided to hold further consultations on the Food Security Bill.During today's meeting presided over by Sonia Gandhi in the national ... Read more...

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Craigslist responds to claims of promoting prostitution


August 10th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Online marketplace Craigslist has responded to allegations that it helps promote prostitution, after two women made an appeal to close the site's adult section, saying it had wrecked ... Read more...

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Man Stuck In Egypt Granted Re-Entry To USA


July 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Virginia based Somali-American man who was previously on U.S. no-fly list will be permitted to come back to the USA, as it has been reported. ... Read more...

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Bicycle Riding Banned In Black Hawk, Colorado


June 19th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Black Hawk town of Colorado has banned the bicyclists from pedaling while in town. The cycling advocates have said that the gambling ... Read more...

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Children Raised By Lesbian Parents Show Less Behavioral Problems


June 8th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
We all know the role of fathers in the lives of their children. They play an important role in their overall growth as a human being as well. But, a big question ... Read more...

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Perfumes contain ‘hidden harmful chemicals’


May 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 13 (ANI): Several perfumes contain undeclared chemicals that may have serious health implications, according to a report by two environmental advocacy groups in Canada.To come up with the report, the ... Read more...

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10-Year-Old Girl Denied Abortion Rights?


April 24th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Quintana Roo, Mexico, Apr 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rape and the subsequent pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl has fueled the debate, not regarding safety and punishment, but regarding the question ... Read more...

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10 Year Old Pregnant Rape Victim Ignites Abortion Controversy


April 21st, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very heated debate is raging today in Mexico on the abortion issue. This fight involves a 10 year old who was allegedly raped by her stepfather and ... Read more...

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North Korea plans release of US missionary from detention


February 5th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 5 (DPA) North Korea plans to release a US missionary who has been detained since December after illegally crossing the border from China, the state-run Korea Central News Agency reported ... Read more...

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CBS still thinking about whether to run the Super Bowl dating ad


January 29th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) CBS is still in a dilemma over whether they ought to run a highly controversial Super Bowl ad from the well-known gay dating site ManCrunch.com ... Read more...

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Why men visit prostitutes


January 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): Why do men visit prostitutes? The reasons, according to a new study, range from loneliness, to pure desire.Psychologists from international advocacy groups interviewed 700 men in several countries ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for illegal entry


December 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 29 (DPA) North Korea said Tuesday it had detained a US citizen who illegally crossed the border from China, confirming earlier reports that the activist entered the Stalinist state. Activists have ... Read more...

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Vermont student sues college over co-ed bathrooms in dorms!


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 23 (ANI): A college freshman in Vermont has filed a lawsuit against her school for not providing separate bathrooms for men and women, according to reports.InsideHigherEd.com has reported that ... Read more...

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Doctors, seniors endorse US health reforms


November 6th, 2009 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (DPA) President Barack Obama's hopes of overhauling the US health care system were given a major boost Thursday as two advocacy groups representing doctors and seniors backed the ... Read more...

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Rights watchdog slams China for covering up its records


June 11th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 11 (DPA) International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday accused China of attempting to "whitewash" its rights record at the United Nations after Beijing rejected 70 recommendations to stop abuses ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama frustrated over Beijing’s lies and hypocrisy


June 11th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has expressed frustration over Beijing's lies and hypocrisy during his recent European tour.The visit that ended in Paris on Monday ... Read more...

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Heal wounds rather celebrating, Ban tells Sri Lanka (Lead)


June 6th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (DPA) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to "unite and heal the wounds" after two decades of war rather than celebrate its victory over ... Read more...

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UN chief, Security Council discuss Sri Lanka situation


June 6th, 2009 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met Friday with the 15 members of the UN Security Council to discuss the controversial ending of the ethnic conflict in Sri ... Read more...

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