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Coronavirus Outbreak: World Players Association counsels IOC to reconsider plans of going ahead with Tokyo Olympics
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Coronavirus Outbreak: World Players Association counsels IOC to reconsider plans of going ahead with Tokyo Olympics

The IOC and Tokyo organisers have maintained that the Games should go ahead as scheduled but World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab said the IOC must consult more athletes before making decisions

Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say
World

Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say

To historians and public health researchers, the racialized responses to the emerging coronavirus are nothing new. From 14th century plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent round of Ebola, infectious disease outbreaks have often coincided with surges of prejudice and marginalization.

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
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Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

Fugitive Carlos Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice, says she is happy he did it; couple keen to stay in Lebanon
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Fugitive Carlos Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice, says she is happy he did it; couple keen to stay in Lebanon

Shortly after Ghosn appeared in Beirut, Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant for Carole on suspicion of alleged perjury related to the misappropriation charge against her husband.

Two years on, over a million Rohingya refugees still without rights, status or justice
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Two years on, over a million Rohingya refugees still without rights, status or justice

The conditions for the Rohingya inside the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar are far from acceptable. Refugees live in emergency conditions, but still they choose to remain rather to return under a repatriation deal without guarantees of justice.

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests, draws criticism from rights groups for 'closing down civil society voices'
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Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests, draws criticism from rights groups for 'closing down civil society voices'

16 accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013 went on trial in Turkey on Monday, with rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.

Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report
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Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report

Xinjiang authorities reportedly gather info like facial-recognition data, banking records, and home visits.

Formula One under pressure to demand Bahrain release activist jailed for criticising 2017 Grand Prix
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Formula One under pressure to demand Bahrain release activist jailed for criticising 2017 Grand Prix

Rights groups are pressuring Formula One to demand Bahrain to release an activist jailed for criticising Manama's hosting of the 2017 Grand Prix.

Iraqi children being tried for alleged ties to Islamic State, forced confessions obtained through torture: HRW report
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Iraqi children being tried for alleged ties to Islamic State, forced confessions obtained through torture: HRW report

The Human Rights Watch's extensive report was based on interviews with 29 Iraqi children who are current or former detainees in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), as well as relatives, prison guards, and judicial sources.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: New addition to UAE's art world presents connections between cultures
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Louvre Abu Dhabi: New addition to UAE's art world presents connections between cultures

Louvre Abu Dhabi presents art work and artifacts from across the world as 12 chapters of human history, from pre-history to the present day. It has been criticised for being West-centric

Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America
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Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America

Two women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's bail request; auto tycoon likely to stay in custody until trial
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Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's bail request; auto tycoon likely to stay in custody until trial

The decision means Ghosn is likely to stay in custody until his trial, which even his own defence lawyer has admitted could take six months to begin

Thousands of psychiatric patients chained in sheds in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun; SC asks govt to provide medical aid
India

Thousands of psychiatric patients chained in sheds in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun; SC asks govt to provide medical aid

Taking cognisance of the issue, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice AK Sikri directed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led BJP government to take requisite actions in order to provide mental healthcare and treatment at the earliest.

Two faces of Sheikh Hasina and political alternatives to BNP and Awami League in Bangladesh
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Two faces of Sheikh Hasina and political alternatives to BNP and Awami League in Bangladesh

In between some military-ruled governments, Bangladesh has been run since Independence by only two political parties: Either by the Centre-Left leaning Awami League or the Centre-Right Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Human Rights Day on 10 December: 70 years since UN adopted resolution, violations still not thing of past
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Human Rights Day on 10 December: 70 years since UN adopted resolution, violations still not thing of past

As the world marks 70 years of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked as International Human Rights Day, the UN's year-long campaign #Standup4HumanRights draws to a close.

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world over
India

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world over

Although slavery in its “traditional” form may not be prevalent (too evidently) today, there are over 40 million people globally who are still victims of modern slavery.

Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action
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Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.

Sexual abuse of women in North Korea 'open, unaddressed and widely-tolerated secret', says Human Rights Watch report
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Sexual abuse of women in North Korea 'open, unaddressed and widely-tolerated secret', says Human Rights Watch report

US-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with more than 50 North Korean escapees to chronicle gruesome details of rape and other abuses perpetrated by security officers such as border guards, but also civilian officials.

Human Rights Watch says US should not transfer suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq 'if they will be at risk of torture or unfair trial'
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Human Rights Watch says US should not transfer suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq 'if they will be at risk of torture or unfair trial'

The New York-based watchdog said the United States had transferred suspected members of the Islamic State group for trials in Baghdad. "The US should not be transferring IS suspects from Syria to Iraq or elsewhere if they will be at risk of torture or an unfair trial," HRW's Nadim Houry said.

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka's PM: Human Rights Watch says his return to high office 'raises chilling concerns'
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Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka's PM: Human Rights Watch says his return to high office 'raises chilling concerns'

Controversial strongman Rajapaksa staged a dramatic political comeback on Friday, becoming the new prime minister after Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe.