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Next UN boss Guterres raises human rights during China trip

A call for human rights to be respected globally was made on Monday by UN Secretary General-elect Antonio Guterres, during a visit to Beijing.

A call for human rights to be respected globally was made on Monday by UN Secretary General-elect Antonio Guterres, during a visit to Beijing.

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Amnesty International condemns Russia's 'draconian' foreign agents law

Amnesty International in Russia has strongly condemned what it calls a ‘draconian’ foreign agents law, ahead of the fourth anniversary of it coming into effect.

Amnesty International in Russia has strongly condemned what it calls a ‘draconian’ foreign agents law, ahead of the fourth anniversary of it coming into effect.

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Russia's Supreme Court sends Navalny case for retrial

Russia’s Supreme Court has struck down a lower court’s decision to hand Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a five year suspended sentence for corruption and sent the case back for…

Russia’s Supreme Court has struck down a lower court’s decision to hand Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a five year suspended sentence for corruption and sent the case back for…

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Fresh protests in Morocco against gruesome death of a fishmonger

Thousands of Moroccans have taken to the streets for a fourth day of protest over the death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed in a garbage truck after police confiscated his swordfish.

Thousands of Moroccans have taken to the streets for a fourth day of protest over the death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed in a garbage truck after police confiscated his swordfish.

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Syria: schoolchildren among 26 killed in airstrikes - reports

Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…

Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…

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Does killing drug dealers work?

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

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FGM and forced marriage: EU countries not spared

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

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Turning the tide of abuse

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

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Female genital mutilation: the UK's hidden crime

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

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UK's FGM laws help 'empower victims to say no' - police

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…

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FGM laws 'not used appropriately' - charity director

Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), tells Euronews about the importance of building awareness and trust in UK communities, to ta

Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), tells Euronews about the importance of building awareness and trust in UK communities, to ta

Europe

MEPs unveil shortlist for EU rights prize

MEPs have approved their final shortlist for the EU’s human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.

MEPs have approved their final shortlist for the EU’s human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

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Russian jets 'resume heavy Aleppo bombing'

After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring…

After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring…

Sport

FIFA sanction several national associations for fans' insulting chants

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

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UK plans to exempt soliders from European convention on human rights

The government announced the policy change saying that the European convention on human rights (ECHR) was being misused and judgements went beyond their remit.

The government announced the policy change saying that the European convention on human rights (ECHR) was being misused and judgements went beyond their remit.

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Air strikes hit two hospitals in eastern Aleppo

Monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the city since the end of a ceasefire last week.

Monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the city since the end of a ceasefire last week.

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Poland debates total abortion ban

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.