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Musician Kidjo, African activists win human rights award | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Musician Kidjo, African activists win human rights award | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amnesty International has given its top 2016 human rights award to Grammy Award-winning musician Angélique Kidjo and to three African youth activist movements for their work standing up to injustice, the organisation announced on Wednesday. Benin-born Kidjo and groups Y’en a marre from Senegal, le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) from the Democratic Republic of Congo have shown "exceptional courage," Amnesty said. #India #Middle East #Europe #Music #South Africa #United Kingdom #article
Musician Kidjo, African activists win human rights award | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Musician Kidjo, African activists win human rights award | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amnesty International has given its top 2016 human rights award to Grammy Award-winning musician Angélique Kidjo and to three African youth activist movements for their work standing up to injustice, the organisation announced on Wednesday. Benin-born Kidjo and groups Y’en a marre from Senegal, le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) from the Democratic Republic of Congo have shown "exceptional courage," Amnesty said. #India #Middle East #Europe #Music #South Africa #United Kingdom #article
Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce | Reuters

BEIRUT/MOSCOW Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unravelling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. #Sports #Syria #Middle East #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis
Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria's war #Business #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Turkey #Entertainment
Trump looking for decisive blow against Cruz in Indiana showdown | Reuters

May 03, 2016

Trump looking for decisive blow against Cruz in Indiana showdown | Reuters

BEDFORD, Ind. Republicans voting in Indiana's primary election on Tuesday might give New York billionaire Donald Trump an almost unstoppable advantage in his turbulent journey toward the party's presidential nomination #United States #Business #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #Mexico
Went ahead with Osama ops though odds were 50/50, says US President Obama

May 03, 2016

Went ahead with Osama ops though odds were 50/50, says US President Obama

For the first time, President Barack Obama has given an insight into the covert US raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden at his hideout in Pakistan. #United States #Barack Obama #Terrorism #Osama bin Laden #Pakistan #Middle East #TheySaidIt
Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade | Reuters

May 03, 2016

Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade | Reuters

WASHINGTON/CARMEL, Ind. U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with coal and steel workers in the Appalachian region on Monday in an effort to win over blue-collar voters in a part of the country with strong support for Republican Donald Trump. #United States #Economy #India #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
UK's Hammond says new initiative needed for Syria talks | Reuters

May 03, 2016

UK's Hammond says new initiative needed for Syria talks | Reuters

MEXICO CITY British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he was deeply concerned about the state of the ceasefire in Syria and that a new initiative was needed to keep dialogue alive. "There is a need for a new initiative in the Syria dialogue to keep it alive, the Syrian moderate opposition is finding it increasingly difficult to justify their participation in a political process," Hammond said during a visit to Mexico City. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #markets #Entertainment #article
UK's Hammond says new initiative needed for Syria talks | Reuters

May 03, 2016

UK's Hammond says new initiative needed for Syria talks | Reuters

MEXICO CITY British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he was deeply concerned about the state of the ceasefire in Syria and that a new initiative was needed to keep dialogue alive. "There is a need for a new initiative in the Syria dialogue to keep it alive, the Syrian moderate opposition is finding it increasingly difficult to justify their participation in a political process," Hammond said during a visit to Mexico City. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #markets #Entertainment #article
Incest, lack of sex education drive teen pregnancies in El Salvador | Reuters

May 03, 2016

Incest, lack of sex education drive teen pregnancies in El Salvador | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rape at the hands of relatives and a lack of sex education are driving pregnancies among girls in El Salvador, which is struggling to stem one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America, according to a top health official. More than a third of all pregnancies in the Central American nation are among girls aged 10 to 19, and girls as young as 9 have become pregnant, said Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza. Rape and incest at the hands of grandfathers, fathers and other relatives is often the cause of pregnancies in girls aged 10 to 14, although there are no official figures, Espinoza told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview #United States #Economy #Middle East #science #Argentina #Entertainment