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Human rights

​PACE 'ceases to be a forum' for solving Ukraine crisis following Russia's exclusion
The Ukraine conflict can only be solved with Moscow at the table, but the West has taken away one of the few forums where the issue could be discussed, political analyst Martin McCauley told RT, speaking on PACE’s decision to strip Russia's voting rights.

29.01.2015 02:06

Expanded surveillance protections for journalists proposed in Montana
A Montana lawmaker is proposing a new bill that would expand surveillance protections for journalists by prohibiting government entities from requesting data on reporters through internet providers.

28.01.2015 22:31

Texas deputies kill handcuffed man who allegedly tried to steal their vehicle
Local deputies in Lynn County, Texas, said they shot and killed a young man who they had previously handcuffed because he attempted to steal one of their department’s vehicles. The shooting is currently under investigation.

28.01.2015 23:38

DEA admits plan to monitor license plates at gun shows, says it was ‘never authorized’
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) considered tracking license plates at gun shows to develop a database of attendees, according to a newly released email. The Justice Department has a similar nationwide database compiled from surveillance technology.

28.01.2015 19:44

Canada's spy agency tracks file-sharing websites worldwide – Snowden docs
Millions of pictures, videos, and other files downloaded online globally are being watched by Canada's electronic spy agency CSE, says the latest mass surveillance report based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

28.01.2015 16:32

White House wants $1.2bn to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, looming superbug epidemic
The White House has called for increased investment to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria to prevent resurgent diseases once thought eradicated and new superbugs that similarly gain strength thanks to the modern penchant for profligate antibiotic use.

28.01.2015 15:19

Matter of deadly legacies: War on terror and new Cold War
Today the West, and the rest of the world, is faced with a whole host of deadly threats affecting many people in many regions close by, as well as wide and far removed.

27.01.2015 14:53

‘UK survey: 45 % of Muslim pupils, students faced Islamophobic experience’
A large number of pupils and students in the UK have experienced discrimination and hate crimes while in education, said Arzu Merali from Islamic Human Rights Commission. She added that was before the Charlie Hebdo attack.

28.01.2015 12:20

​RT’s Paula Slier from Auschwitz: ‘We each take from the Holocaust something personal’
I’ve been to Auschwitz three times. Yesterday was my fourth. But whereas before I visited to say the mourner’s prayer at the unmarked graves of my murdered family, yesterday I went as a journalist.

28.01.2015 12:35

Syrian cartoonist illustrates UK govt’s failure to aid refugees
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has called out the UK for failing to help refugees from his country by allowing them seek asylum in a contribution for British newspaper the Independent.

28.01.2015 09:53

Gaza war ‘unlawful’: Israeli rights group blames IDF for deliberately targeting residential areas
An Israeli human rights group has accused the IDF of war crimes during last year’s Gaza invasion by launching airstrikes that intentionally targeted residential areas, killing women and children, while claiming that Hamas was hiding behind civilians.

28.01.2015 06:33

Number of Americans exonerated hit record high in 2014
The number of wrongfully convicted Americans who were exonerated reached a record high in 2014, as officials became more willing to acknowledge mistakes made during prosecution.

28.01.2015 03:11