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Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt
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Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt

Among the four bodies recovered from the rubble of Beirut's port in the last 24 hours was that of 23-year-old Joe Akiki, a port worker missing since Tuesday's explosion

Hong Kong protests: UN to hold crucial meet on human rights violations as pro-democracy movement enters third month
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Hong Kong protests: UN to hold crucial meet on human rights violations as pro-democracy movement enters third month

Flights operations resumed at Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday after two days of disruptions in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Pakistan welcomes UN rights office's report on Jammu and Kashmir, says situation in PoK not same as Gilgit-Baltistan
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Pakistan welcomes UN rights office's report on Jammu and Kashmir, says situation in PoK not same as Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan on Monday welcomed the UN rights office's report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

UN report claims that India, Pakistan failed to improve situation in Kashmir, MEA terms it 'false and motivated narrative'
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UN report claims that India, Pakistan failed to improve situation in Kashmir, MEA terms it 'false and motivated narrative'

The UN claimed on Monday that India and Pakistan have failed to improve the situation in Kashmir and have not taken any concrete steps to address the concerns raised in an earlier report.

UN rights experts condemn Julian Assange's arrest, warns of 'grave consequences' in case of extradition to US
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UN rights experts condemn Julian Assange's arrest, warns of 'grave consequences' in case of extradition to US

British police, acting on behalf of Washington, arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London after Quito terminated the diplomatic protection he had held for nearly seven years

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes
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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes

Double Olympic champion Semenya, who has dominated the women's 800 metres over the last decade, has filed a challenge against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

International Olympic Committee to set up Human Rights panel to advise on issues including transgender athletes
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International Olympic Committee to set up Human Rights panel to advise on issues including transgender athletes

The Olympic panel will be chaired by former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and will include six to nine additional members to be named next year.

Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam, arrested during student protests, denied bail again
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Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam, arrested during student protests, denied bail again

Shahidul Alam was arrested forballegedly violating Bangladesh's internet laws, enacted in 2006 and sharpened in 2013.

UN report on Kashmir: Outgoing chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein lacks moral authority to speak on human rights
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UN report on Kashmir: Outgoing chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein lacks moral authority to speak on human rights

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on Kashmir is fallacious and irresponsible, and further erodes the credibility of the United Nations.

Terrorism most fundamental violation of human rights: India responds to Pakistan's claims on Kashmir situation at UNHRC
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Terrorism most fundamental violation of human rights: India responds to Pakistan's claims on Kashmir situation at UNHRC

India on Thursday strongly protested UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's comments on the Kashmir situation in his annual report

Rohingya crisis: Lack of toilets, water pumps complicating refugee situation in Bangladesh, says UN report
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Rohingya crisis: Lack of toilets, water pumps complicating refugee situation in Bangladesh, says UN report

The lack of toilets and well-maintained manual water pumps have complicated the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, according to a UN report.

Rohingya crisis: 537,000 refugees in Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar violence, says UN
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Rohingya crisis: 537,000 refugees in Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar violence, says UN

The United Nations has raised the number of newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar to 537,000.

UN rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingya refugees amid ongoing Myanmar violence
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UN rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingya refugees amid ongoing Myanmar violence

India's Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on 5 September said Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and stand to be deported to Myanmar.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says he is 'watching the US very carefully' under Trump
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says he is 'watching the US very carefully' under Trump

The United Nations human rights chief says his office is "watching the United States very carefully" under President Donald Trump.

Kashmir unrest: India responds to UN human rights chief, points out Pakistan's illegal occupation
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Kashmir unrest: India responds to UN human rights chief, points out Pakistan's illegal occupation

Kashmir has erupted into violence after a Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces in July this year. Since then, tensions have erupted in the Valley killing and injuring scores of civilians and military troops

Act with courage and principle: UN human rights commissioner urges nations to not discriminate
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Act with courage and principle: UN human rights commissioner urges nations to not discriminate

UN human rights commissioner slammed leaders for pandering to “simplistic nationalism” for settling challenges and warned that this may lead to a “colossus of violence and death”.

Britain, Sweden should accept ruling on Julian Assange: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Britain, Sweden should accept ruling on Julian Assange: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The UN human rights chief said on a visit to Sri Lanka that Britain and Sweden should accept the findings of one of his panels that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been arbitrarily detained.

UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops
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UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

The voices of victims and witnesses recklessly fall through cracks in legal jurisdictional gaps, or, get stymied by bureaucratic passing-of-the-buck, or, get subsumed in the overall politics of troop contribution.

UN human rights chief accuses Sri Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe
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UN human rights chief accuses Sri Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe

The UN rights chief accused Sri Lanka on Friday of sabotaging a UN-mandated war crimes probe into the country's brutal separatist war.

UN congratulates Malala, Kailash for 'well-deserved recognition'
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UN congratulates Malala, Kailash for 'well-deserved recognition'

The UN lauded the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani girls rights activist Malala Yousafzai.