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Death toll in Ukraine conflict at 3,543 UN

Sep 24, 2014

Death toll in Ukraine conflict at 3,543 UN

The UN human rights office says the death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 3,543. #World #United Nations #UN #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #death toll #Ukraine #UN Human Rights Council #Malaysian Airlines #Ukrainian crisis #MH17 #Ukrainian conflict
Why PM Modi's fiveday US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Sep 23, 2014

Why PM Modi's fiveday US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Does it make sense for Narendra Modi to disappear for five days to the US when his party is facing two crucial elections and many of the reforms depend on the BJP winning these elections? #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Forest Rights Act #Food Security Act #RTE #Indo-US ties #Modi's US visit #Jan Dhan Yojana #Land Act
India to seek reelection to UN Human Rights Council next month

Sep 23, 2014

India to seek reelection to UN Human Rights Council next month

India will seek reelection to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month. #India #NewsTracker #UN #UNHRC #UN Human Rights Council #United Nations Human Rights Council #human rights council
China increasingly exporting tools of torture to African countries Group

Sep 23, 2014

China increasingly exporting tools of torture to African countries Group

Dozens of Chinese firms are producing and exporting "tools of torture", from electric stun guns to metal spiked batons, to countries with bad human rights records, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. #China #Export #Amnesty #import #global #Human Rights group #tools of torture #African countries

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 24, 2014

Cincinnati Reds Should Release Ryan Ludwick Right Now

What better way for the Cincinnati Reds to announce that left field is wide open for 2015 than to release the dead weight of Ryan Ludwick? It’s just a matter of time before the Reds’ front office swallows their collective […... #Cincinnati Reds #Chris Heisey #Jason Bourgeois #Ryan Ludwick
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 24, 2014

Steve Pearce expected to return to O’s lineup Thursday

Orioles slugger Steve Pearce hasn't appeared in a game since last Friday night because of soreness in his right wrist, but he was given a cortisone shot over the weekend and is beginning to feel much better... #Baltimore Orioles #Steve Pearce
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 24, 2014

US citizen held in Egypt near death after 230-day hunger strike

A 26-year-old Ohio State graduate who holds dual U.S.-Egyptian citizenship is being denied critical medical attention at a prison in Egypt, prompting human rights activists and his family to plea for his release... #Egypt #Ohio State University