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Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights

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Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights

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A free press is ‘cornerstone’ for accountability and ‘speaking truth to power’: Guterres At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and h...
18:04, 2019-05-02

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of act...
19:20, 2019-08-07

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detentio...
19:08, 2019-11-14

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadoria...
18:32, 2019-04-11

Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist Two years since the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the Mediterranean island of Malta, justice has yet to be served fo...
17:36, 2019-10-16

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more On Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters;...
21:48, 2019-05-10

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according...
01:16, 2019-09-14

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic ...
01:44, 2019-04-15

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work t...
21:32, 2019-07-04

'Human rights before mining rights': German villagers take on coal giant Residents say they will not be ousted by energy firm seeking to expand the Garzweiler mineA group of villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s...
16:52, 2019-09-30

'Human rights before mining rights': German villagers take on coal firm Residents say they will not be ousted by energy firm seeking to expand the Garzweiler mineA group of villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s...
18:28, 2019-09-30

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions" Allegedly, the minors collaborat...
12:00, 2019-09-10

How the War Against Truth Went Global In “This Is Not Propaganda,” Peter Pomerantsev describes traveling the world to discover ever new forms of media manipulation....
12:28, 2019-08-06

'He took huge risks to get to the truth': rights activist Patrick Naagbanton dies Tributes paid to the inspirational Nigerian campaigner and writer, who was hit by a car outside his home in Port Harcourt A leading activist, journal...
14:52, 2019-09-30

Wow, Domino's Put a Whole Lot of Effort Into Fighting Disability Rights The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to reject an appeal over whether Domino’s Pizza should make its websites and apps compliant with federal dis...
04:28, 2019-10-08

UN police woman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Fem...
19:16, 2019-11-05

Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon 'war-fighting' doctrine US joint chiefs of staff posted then removed paper that suggests nuclear weapons could ‘create conditions for decisive results’The Pentagon believes ...
21:32, 2019-06-19

UN policewoman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Fem...
19:32, 2019-11-05

Does people power make a difference? The truth about protests From Extinction Rebellion to the Hong Kong marches, protesters are regularly taking to the streets. But what really works to change people's minds...
20:12, 2019-06-17

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which co...
06:24, 2019-05-17

The voting rights advocates fighting Florida's 'poll tax' on former felons Hundreds of thousands of ‘returning citizens’ who regained voting rights had them taken away by a financial barrier lawIt took 150 years for Florida’...
09:44, 2019-07-25

The female game designers fighting back on abortion rights Through video games, live-action role-playing games and interactive documentaries, developers are challenging the conversation around reproductive ri...
11:44, 2019-06-28

UK to appoint first human rights ambassador New role is likely to put spotlight on UK’s approach to autocratic regimesThe British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated ...
12:44, 2019-05-20

Abortion: NI law 'breaches human rights' A court finds in favour of a campaigner who challenged the law after she was denied a termination in NI....
12:00, 2019-10-03

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the ...
16:48, 2019-05-18

Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts The people of Yemen have been subject to “numerous” possible war crimes in recent years including forced recruitment of children and sexual abuse in ...
21:12, 2019-09-03

US sanctions 4 Nicaraguan officials over human rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials accused of being responsible for a crackdown on str...
21:20, 2019-06-21

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry i...
23:20, 2019-07-08

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how m...
23:16, 2019-06-26

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, ...
05:08, 2019-06-14

Hunt exhorts UK envoys to 'speak truth to power' in coded rebuke to Johnson Foreign secretary sends message to FCO staff as leadership rival comes under fire over Darroch resignationJeremy Hunt has implored British diplomats ...
11:24, 2019-07-12

AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds Research suggests AI able to interpret medical images using deep learning algorithm Artificial intelligence is on a par with human experts when it co...
00:48, 2019-09-25

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on Preside...
22:24, 2019-06-19

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to ...
22:44, 2019-06-21

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights ...
06:28, 2019-10-19

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire si...
12:20, 2019-06-22

The conservative backlash against LeBron James has nothing to do with human rights Basketball’s biggest star is under fire after wading into the NBA’s China controversy, but his remarks are being weaponized by bad-faith actors tradi...
17:40, 2019-10-16

Human rights report links CIA to Afghanistan abuses Document details 14 deadly raids by pro-government units with support of US intelligence The Afghan soldiers who swept through Kulalgo village one la...
06:00, 2019-10-31

Giving nature human rights could be the best way to protect the planet Rivers, lakes and forests around the world are being recognised as if they were legal persons. It sounds strange, but could it effectively protect th...
13:12, 2019-09-25

Ottawa announces $11.7M in funding for Journalists for Human Rights The funding, which was announced by International Development Minister Maryam Monsef on Friday, will go towards the expansion of a project called 'Ca...
21:52, 2019-05-03

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now e...
19:48, 2019-06-27

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible...
11:24, 2019-06-04

'End human rights abuse' in mental-health hospitals Report reveals "terrible suffering" of people with autism or learning disabilities detained in hospitals....
02:44, 2019-11-01

UN launches Venezuela human rights abuse probe The UN Human Rights Council has voted to send a team to Venezuela to investigate alleged rights violations. Representatives from a dozen countries ar...
13:08, 2019-09-27

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur saysThe world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, ...
10:44, 2019-06-25

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the count...
14:04, 2019-05-29

Orangutan with human rights will move to Florida sanctuary An orangutan who was ruled Argentina’s “first non-human person” is moving to a sanctuary in Florida. The 33-year-old primate named ...
15:28, 2019-09-28

Bahrain executes three people, despite human rights outcry Human rights groups had warned against the executions, calling them ‘utterly shameful”Bahrain has executed three people convicted in two separate cas...
08:28, 2019-07-27

Violence can ‘never be the answer’: UN rights experts condemn excessive force during Chile protests United Nations human rights experts on Friday condemned the excessive use of force during Chile’s ongoing street protests, and in a statement undersc...
22:20, 2019-11-08

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts French protesters’ rights have been “disproportionately curtailed” during the wave of recent “gilet jaunes”, or yellow jacket demonstrations across t...
10:40, 2019-04-09

Climate change hampers progress on fighting epidemics: Global Fund Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Afri...
15:52, 2019-10-22

‘Pose’ star Mj Rodriguez on living with her parents, leading NYC’s Pride March and fighting for transgender rights On a picture-perfect Saturday morning — just days after the red-carpet premiere of the second season of “Pose” and a few weeks following her Met Gala...
15:12, 2019-06-21

EU nations lead condemnation of Saudi human rights record Statement read out at UN human rights council meeting denounces alleged use of torture and unlawful detentionsSaudi Arabia’s human rights record has ...
08:36, 2019-09-24

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent’s key hum...
20:24, 2019-05-16

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according t...
21:12, 2019-08-23

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions...
23:24, 2019-06-24

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicol...
17:56, 2019-06-14

UN human rights expert alarmed at rise in Cambodia arrests A UN human rights expert is calling on the Cambodian Government to respect its citizens’ rights of freedom of opinion, expression and assembly, amid ...
19:36, 2019-11-08

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York....
19:44, 2019-10-17

Venezuela appointment to UN human rights council sparks outrage Country claimed one of two seats allocated to Latin America despite well-documented record of human rights abusesActivists have responded with outrag...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, official warns WARSAW – Poland’s crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union’s biggest ex-communist member, ...
19:32, 2019-06-19

Northern Ireland abortion law found to breach human rights A court rules in favour of a woman who challenged the law after she was denied a termination in NI....
16:04, 2019-10-03

UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide The world is undeniably facing rising challenges to multilateralism, however work can be done with Member States to strengthen the agreement of the l...
00:04, 2019-10-16

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political...
06:20, 2019-06-20

Northern Ireland abortion law in breach of human rights commitments High court in Belfast issues ruling against country’s strict abortion lawNorthern Ireland’s strict abortion law breaches the UK’s human rightscommitm...
12:36, 2019-10-03

‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history” – the words of UN human rights chief Mic...
23:04, 2019-09-25

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan oppos...
17:28, 2019-06-21

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate dispu...
18:56, 2019-08-08

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia ha...
18:32, 2019-05-28

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this we...
17:36, 2019-05-17

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases...
12:24, 2019-08-01

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council despite uproar Advocacy groups have strongly criticized the UN's election of Venezuela as a global representative for human rights. A humanitarian emergency has led...
03:12, 2019-10-18

Northern Ireland abortion law ruled to breach human rights High court in Belfast rules against country’s strict abortion lawNorthern Ireland’s near-blanket abortion ban breaches the UK’s human rights commitme...
16:52, 2019-10-03

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against...
19:36, 2019-05-16

Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up A group of United Nations human rights experts issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on States to live up to their commitments to protect wom...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Education and inclusion should be human rights priorities, UN Assembly hears UN Member States agreed seven decades ago to a set of inalienable rights to ensure the dignity of everyone. On Friday, the newly-installed General As...
18:00, 2019-11-01

Human Rights Watch reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse MOSCOW (AP) — Human Rights Watch is reporting a new wave of gay men being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The group said i...
14:32, 2019-05-09

Human rights museum opens in former Seoul torture site The Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall has opened in a notorious building where South Korean pro-democracy activists were once tortured....
04:36, 2019-10-10

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “w...
18:20, 2019-09-09

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not on...
18:04, 2019-09-09

Thousand Islands resident files human rights claim against the IJC A man who lives in the Thousand Islands has filed a human rights complaint against the International Joint Commission, claiming they are responsible ...
04:32, 2019-10-25

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty Internationa...
13:32, 2019-05-22

Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’ Government dismisses UN allegations of summary executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and sexual violence Opponents of Burundi’s government are being...
14:28, 2019-07-04

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on politics, human rights and storytelling She discussed the art of writing at the Berlin International Literature Festival, where DW met the celebrated author of "Americanah." Adichie was als...
15:40, 2019-09-16

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries wi...
12:24, 2019-05-02

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As...
08:40, 2019-07-10

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he...
14:40, 2019-06-02

Attacks escalate against Afghanistan's human rights defenders – report Amnesty says activists have been attacked and killed with impunity, with their plight ‘largely ignored’ at home and abroadHuman rights defenders in A...
12:28, 2019-08-29

Russia orders closure of prominent human rights group Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the disbandment of a rights group led by an outspoken critic of President Putin. The move comes as the Kremlin inc...
17:56, 2019-11-01

Behind the scenes of war reporting at Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival Films and panels at the Human Rights Film Festival look into the work of reporters in conflict zones. From legendary foreign correspondent Marie Colv...
15:52, 2019-09-21

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck ...
22:12, 2019-07-15

Chinese human rights lawyer 'totally changed man' after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang h...
18:24, 2019-06-28

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tor...
14:44, 2019-07-18

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album s...
16:24, 2019-09-03

Netflix boss defends pulling 'Patriot Act' episode in Saudi Arabia: 'We're not in the truth to power business' Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defending the streaming platform's decision to pull an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj" in Saudi Arabia this past ...
02:44, 2019-11-08

Tenants ‘forced out their homes’ by global investment firms, say UN experts UN human rights experts have condemned the ‘egregious’ business practices of global private equity and investment firms which, they say, have transfo...
10:43, 2019-04-09

'No doubt left' about scientific consensus on global warming, say experts Extensive historical data shows recent extreme warming is unprecedented in past 2,000 yearsThe scientific consensus that humans are causing global wa...
01:40, 2019-07-25

Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule  The Italian Government violated a woman’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previo...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Venezuela wins UN human rights council seat despite record of abuses Other seat for Latin America went to Brazil, whose far-right leader has expressed contempt for the concept of human rightsActivists have responded wi...
00:52, 2019-10-18

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protect...
15:56, 2019-07-18

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights ...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Elizabeth May accuses Justin Trudeau of stripping human rights from refugees Trudeau said in the debate that May’s claim that new federal rules were denying refugees’ human rights was “absolutely false.”...
14:08, 2019-10-11

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and e...
19:00, 2019-08-16

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations Novalpina Capital to establish new rules at NSO Group following multiple allegations that technology was used to spy on dissidents and the mediaA con...
20:12, 2019-06-18

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike...
03:24, 2019-09-14

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy...
18:16, 2019-06-04

Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told Case could embarrass Vladimir Putin and prompt Ukrainian demands for reparationsThe Russian state directed and ran the military coup in Crimea and it...
13:12, 2019-09-11

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused ...
08:36, 2019-07-19

Elizabeth May accuses Justin Trudeau of stripping refugees of their human rights Trudeau said in the debate that May’s claim that new federal rules were denying refugees’ human rights was “absolutely false.”...
06:28, 2019-10-11

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored th...
17:20, 2019-09-30

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-...
18:08, 2019-05-22

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights, says court The High Court in Belfast as handed abortion rights activists a win, finding that the country's laws conflict with European human rights. Northern Ir...
17:16, 2019-10-03

Ukraine walks out of Europe human rights body as Russia returns Delegation leaves Council of Europe assembly in protest at readmission of Russian MPsThe Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Co...
14:40, 2019-06-25

Chile protests: UN to investigate claims of human rights abuses after 18 deaths Unrest has led to thousands of arrests and hundreds of injuries, prompting action by former president turned UN high commissionerThe UN high commissi...
00:00, 2019-10-25

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes,...
02:08, 2019-06-22

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Huma...
20:00, 2019-05-28

UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new repor...
23:16, 2019-09-19

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social,...
16:36, 2019-04-09

Alphonso David Becomes 1st Black President of Human Rights Campaign: 'I Will Fight for Each and Every One of Us' The Human Rights Campaign has hired civil rights lawyer Alphonso David as its seventh president....
17:36, 2019-07-01

Israel's top court backs deportation of Human Rights Watch official The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled against an appeal to reverse a deportation order against a prominent human rights activist. Omar Shakir, who head...
12:16, 2019-11-05

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was spe...
10:40, 2019-05-29

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses claim North Korea has carried out public exec...
18:24, 2019-06-10

'Dark day for human rights': Subianto named as Indonesia's defence minister General who has been accused of abuses is named in cabinet of Joko Widodo, against whom he ran for presidentThe Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, ha...
06:54, 2019-10-23

Top Cuomo adviser Alphonso David out, heading to Human Rights Campaign ALBANY—Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer Alphonso David will become president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group — Human Rights...
00:36, 2019-06-26

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indo...
20:12, 2019-09-04

Mexico’s human rights chief draws fury for asking if journalists have been killed At least 11 media workers have been murdered in the country since president Andrés Manuel López Obrador took officeMexico’s new human rights commissi...
11:48, 2019-11-14

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has ...
22:44, 2019-07-08

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record GENEVA (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanction...
16:12, 2019-05-09

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious hu...
04:28, 2019-06-06

UN rights experts call on Philippines Government to halt ‘unacceptable attacks’ on Victoria Tauli-Corpuz False claims levelled at the UN expert on the rights of indigenous peoples by her own Government in the Philippines, “are without grounding in fact o...
16:24, 2019-05-01

‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings This documentary narrated by Alicia Vikander captures alarming ways in which Earth’s natural beauty has been disturbed....
13:32, 2019-09-24

'The next era of human progress': what lies behind the global new cities epidemic? The urge to build cities from scratch is not new – but this time they are being conceived by private multinational corporations as gilt-edged tax-exe...
07:48, 2019-07-08

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the lates...
18:20, 2019-06-17

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change ``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situat...
14:04, 2019-09-09

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-le...
01:08, 2019-07-17

Migrants face ‘horrible’ conditions in Greece camps: human rights watchdog Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said she had witnessed people queuing for food or to use a bathroom for more than t...
04:00, 2019-11-01

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, d...
17:36, 2019-07-26

China blasts Mike Pence’s ‘arrogance and hypocrisy’ over human rights remarks Beijing fired back at Vice President Mike Pence on Friday for his “arrogance and hypocrisy” after he accused China of curtailing human rights and voi...
14:08, 2019-10-25

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human ...
23:48, 2019-06-19

Cuban security forces are forcing dissidents into exile: human rights group MADRID, June 19 – Cuba’s state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-ru...
18:16, 2019-06-19

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of t...
10:44, 2019-06-07

Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German governmentThey may have captured the public’s imagination, but the tiny, pink pa...
18:36, 2019-09-05

Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Here’s a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN’s Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for ‘democratic shift...
19:12, 2019-09-27

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detai...
04:08, 2019-08-03

UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors Authorities in Egypt are being urged by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, to immediately release scores of citizens who have been arrested in connec...
19:24, 2019-10-18

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert ...
18:36, 2019-07-03

Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Show After Complaints From Human Rights Groups It was “important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the L.G.B.T.Q. community and freedom of expression,” the rapper said....
21:24, 2019-07-09

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues...
16:12, 2019-04-09

Northern Ireland abortion laws break UK human rights, court rules Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled....
12:24, 2019-10-03

Court rules Northern Ireland abortion ban violates UK human rights commitments Belfast's High Court ruled on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are incompatible with the United Kingdom's human rights commitmen...
14:24, 2019-10-03

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of ...
18:44, 2019-06-06

Italian leaders decry human rights ruling on mafia prison regimes ‘’Only jail scares the mobsters’, warn prosecutors who say ECHR judgment will hit war on organised crimeItalian ministers, prosecutors and police chi...
18:40, 2019-10-09

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use o...
19:16, 2019-11-16

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights o...
10:40, 2019-04-09

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public execu...
17:08, 2019-06-11

Spanish state TV shuns Super Cup in Saudi Arabia over human rights fears Broadcaster opts against bidding for rights to eventRFEF insist women will be allowed to attendThe Spanish state broadcaster RTVE has said it would n...
15:40, 2019-11-14

Activist critical of el-Sissi 'disappeared' as Egypt faces UN human rights review After posting videos critical of the government, Radwa Mohamed told a fellow activist she was terrified as Egyptian authorities took her in. Charges ...
20:04, 2019-11-14

Sex dolls and human trafficking: John Oliver shows what happens when men rule reproductive rights John Oliver spent his usual top-of-show rundown of the week’s event’s on the spiraling horrorshow of the rapidly imploding Trump administration befor...
12:32, 2019-10-07

Angelica Ross of Pose Fame Speaks Truth to Power, Riling Bernie Bros and Trump Twitter Trolls Angelica Ross gained the attention of a flood of Bernie Sanders supporters and enraged Trump Twitter trolls after the transgender actress and activis...
03:00, 2019-09-24

Obesity Rates Soar Due To Dramatic Global Diet Shift: Experts Reveal If you are suffering from obesity or issues related to excessive body mass index (BMI), then blame it on your sedentary lifestyle and reduction in re...
13:24, 2019-10-19

California power outages could cost region more than $2bn, some experts say Precautionary cuts, meant to limit wildfire danger, has economic impact on businesses from restaurants to transitThe California utility company Pacif...
23:48, 2019-10-11

How To Tap Into The Healing Power Of Crystals (With A Little Help From Vogue's Directory Of Experts) Enter the Vogue office, and you’ll notice there is a common feature sitting on various team members’ desks. Crystals. And lots of them......
08:36, 2019-07-01

Colombia: Rights experts condemn killing of reintegrated former rebel fighter, call for respect of peace process Against a backdrop of challenges in implementing the peace process in Colombia, six independent UN human rights experts condemned on Tuesday the kill...
18:20, 2019-06-04

South Sudan: UN rights experts see little headway on peace deal amid spike in local-level violence A United Nations expert group looking at human rights in South Sudan said on Friday that it is “deeply concerned” that, although the overall armed co...
18:24, 2019-08-23

‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation...
20:20, 2019-08-16

Netflix acquires global streaming rights to 'Seinfeld,' will arrive in 2021 Netflix announced on Monday that it has acquired the streaming rights to classic comedy series "Seinfeld" with the show set to arrive on the platform...
20:44, 2019-09-16

Ivanka in G-20 spotlight with call for ‘women’s empowerment,’ global equal rights White House adviser Ivanka Trump will take center stage at the G-20 economic summit this weekend to make a global call for women’s financial empowerm...
14:52, 2019-06-28

How artificial intelligence is transforming the global battle against human trafficking Each year, the practice of human trafficking generates more than $150 billion in profits. But experts warn that the tools being used even in the most...
23:20, 2019-09-27

The US blacklisted some of China's most valuable AI startups over human rights issues in a dramatic trade war escalation Andy Wong/AP Photo The US placed an additional 28 Chinese companies on a trade blacklist on Monday. Among these 28 were eight major tech companies, i...
14:00, 2019-10-08

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay r...
19:24, 2019-07-09

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and h...
03:08, 2019-07-01

Northern Ireland's abortion laws break UK human rights, court rules Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled....
12:08, 2019-10-03

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday ...
20:40, 2019-05-29

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a h...
21:36, 2019-05-14

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before in...
10:43, 2019-04-09

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is performing in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over human rights violations....
21:44, 2019-07-08

Bayern Munich reject human rights motion ahead of annual general meeting Fans and human rights activists have frequently criticized Bayern Munich for its business dealings in Qatar. Ahead of its AGM, the club has now rejec...
16:24, 2019-11-15

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United Sta...
02:56, 2019-09-04

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch Thousands of people with mental health conditions are held in chains in institutions across Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on...
18:24, 2019-11-11

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool a...
10:04, 2019-08-28

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human R...
15:47, 2019-04-09

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase th...
18:36, 2019-09-16

Zimbabwe police used excessive force during anti-government protests: Human rights groups Zimbabwe's police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests....
19:32, 2019-08-16

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokespe...
23:32, 2019-08-06

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by re...
22:44, 2019-05-01

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues app...
11:32, 2019-06-01

India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief The people of Indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of numerous basic freedoms, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesd...
15:48, 2019-10-29

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a mo...
10:40, 2019-04-09

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally ...
02:56, 2019-05-09

ASAP Rocky was arrested after a fight in Sweden. Now members of Congress say it’s a human rights issue. Several House members — as well as his hip-hop peers — have spoken out about the rapper's alleged mistreatment....
22:28, 2019-07-17

Top geneticist calls for global rules for ethical human genome editing Following the shock announcement of the world's first genome-edited babies, geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge says the world must agree a set of safety p...
10:40, 2019-04-09

Augmented reality has immense power — its users will need rights The experience from the emergence of social media underlines the complex and numerous challenges yet offer transferable knowledge for AR.Read More...
00:40, 2019-06-22

From black box to white box: Reclaiming human power in AI Power in AI isn't about who can make the most complex black box model; it’s about creating white box models that serve business and consumer needs.Re...
14:40, 2019-11-11

Pompeo criticizes Beijing economic, human rights record amid U.S.-China trade deal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks were the second harshly critical speech about China from a senior Trump administration official in a week. V...
02:48, 2019-10-31

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy life style can prevent dementia; updat...
20:40, 2019-05-14

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activist...
07:28, 2019-06-19

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed...
14:48, 2019-08-14

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations hu...
20:36, 2019-07-17

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria an...
01:28, 2019-07-13

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detent...
19:36, 2019-05-21

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instruc...
15:47, 2019-04-09

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set t...
19:12, 2019-07-18

High Court rules that transgender man being registered as his child's mother does not break human rights A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as "mother" on a birth certificate has lost a High Court fight....
14:20, 2019-09-25

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michel...
21:48, 2019-08-19

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations hu...
12:00, 2019-09-30

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the ex...
22:04, 2019-05-03

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detentio...
17:04, 2019-05-03

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights ch...
12:20, 2019-07-22

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwand...
22:32, 2019-04-12

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
17:36, 2019-07-31

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change...
23:52, 2019-05-09

Equality and Human Rights Commission launches formal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism within Labour Party The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a formal investigation into alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party....
13:24, 2019-05-28

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
23:16, 2019-07-30

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Eye health, UN’s financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia Tuesday’s top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase ‘dramatically’; work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’; progress on Mali security; S...
23:04, 2019-10-08

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes blasted for claiming Ilhan Omar is ‘consistent’ on human rights in Middle East MSNBC host Chris Hayes is facing criticism for his praise of freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and what he calls her “consistent” voice in ...
14:56, 2019-04-10

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been impriso...
22:12, 2019-07-02

North Koreans trapped in ‘vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption, repression’ and endemic bribery: UN human rights office Bribery is the main way people in North Korea get food, healthcare, shelter and work, a new UN human rights office report said on Tuesday....
18:12, 2019-05-28

Wind power: crown estate opens new bids for seabed rights Offshore leasing auction starts for 7GW capacity project that could supply 6m UK homesThe crown estate has opened the first leasing round for offshor...
02:16, 2019-09-19

First peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo ‘an extraordinary opportunity’ for advancing rights The election of President Felix Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), marks “an extraordinary opportunity” for the country to adv...
15:47, 2019-04-09

LifeProof’s USB-C Power Packs Can Survive Your Clumsy Human Existence Every time I hoist my daily-carry LifeProof power bank out of my backpack in open sight of others, I get questions, scoffs, and ridicule about it bei...
03:00, 2019-07-27

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’ Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fu...
23:40, 2019-06-27

Wind power windfall: crown estate to sell offshore windfarm rights Treasury in line for millions as auction starts for seabed leases on sites able to supply 6m homesThe crown estate has opened the first leasing round...
12:52, 2019-09-19

Global renewable power capacity to rise by 50% in five years: IEA Global renewable energy capacity is set to rise by 50% in five years' time, driven by solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on homes, buildings and i...
06:52, 2019-10-21

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news include: a new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2...
22:00, 2019-04-18

'White power ideology': why El Paso is part of a growing global threat More than 175 people have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks linked to white nationalism around the world since 2011Reports that the sus...
23:28, 2019-08-05

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime an...
12:16, 2019-05-30

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the ...
10:43, 2019-04-09

Monday’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin...
22:08, 2019-10-28

Orangutan who was granted human rights in landmark legal case flies to US for more 'dignified' life An orangutan who was granted the same legal rights as a human in a landmark court case has finally arrived in the US after spending 20 years in an Ar...
11:52, 2019-09-28

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health iss...
19:52, 2019-05-29

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambi...
23:48, 2019-07-12

Fighting Talk: The history and power of trash talk Boxers have disparaged one another for years, even though respect remains a cornerstone of the sport. Tris Dixon wonders why many think it’s good to ...
16:08, 2019-11-09

Saudi Arabia has launched the IPO of the world's most profitable company. Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old crown prince who's at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions. AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He controls part of the royal family's vast wealth, which...
16:44, 2019-11-04

Experts on Trump's conduct: 'Plainly an abuse of power, plainly impeachable' Republicans may argue Trump’s actions were not impeachable – but scholars say it’s a solid example of a high crimeWas what he did really so bad? And ...
07:08, 2019-11-02

Britain 'woefully' under-using power to seize dirty money from foreign tycoons, security experts warn Powers for seizing dirty money from foreign tycoons are "woefully" under-used despite a flagship case involving a woman who spent £16 million at Harr...
14:52, 2019-06-10

Global Media Forum 2019: Populists, media and power Who holds the power in politics and society? That is one of the questions to be discussed in depth by international participants at DW's Global Media...
08:48, 2019-05-26

Fighting Game Tournament Has Too Much Actual Fighting Community Effort Orlando has grown to become one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world, putting it just below the Evolution Champions...
22:28, 2019-07-02

Human heart made from human cells created with 3D printer for first time For the first time in recorded history, scientists have created a working, vascularized engineered heart using human cells by printing it in 3D....
20:24, 2019-04-16

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid co...
18:28, 2019-04-12

New UN Global Climate report ‘another strong wake-up call’ over global warming: Guterres The increasing number of natural disasters and dangers linked to climate change, highlighted in a major UN report released on Thursday, represents “a...
10:43, 2019-04-09

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference September 10 CHICAGO – September 4, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Chr...
21:48, 2019-09-04

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference September 12 CHICAGO – September 10, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today a...
12:56, 2019-05-01

Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world b...
01:52, 2019-10-20

Young Edmontonians join global ‘climate strike’ to demand action on global warming A couple hundred young people marched through downtown Edmonton on Friday before taking part in a "die-in" to draw attention to what they fear may ha...
01:04, 2019-09-21

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference Wednesday, May 29 CHICAGO – May 22, 2019 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Ed Tilly...
21:56, 2019-05-22

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference Wednesday, May 30 CHICAGO – May 23, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced toda...
12:56, 2019-05-01

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference Thursday, June 6 CHICAGO – May 29, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Ed Tilly...
21:32, 2019-05-29

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference Thursday, June 7 CHICAGO – June 1, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced toda...
12:56, 2019-05-01

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before SAN FRANCISCO — When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find wor...
23:16, 2019-08-26

This $11 public speaking course can help you conquer your fears Chances are, you probably won’t have to give many public speeches throughout your lifetime. But when those rare occasions come up – and they will – i...
15:04, 2019-09-15

Former US Sen. Al Franken tests welcome on speaking circuit Former US Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations ...
22:08, 2019-08-25

Marcia Cross hopes speaking out will save others Marcia Cross wants to continue to make it her mission to discuss her battle with anal cancer....
16:32, 2019-06-09

2 Batsheva-Bred Choreographers, Speaking in Their Own Tongues Shamel Pitts and Bobbi Jene Smith, veterans of Ohad Naharin’s company, showed their distinctive dance voices in New York performances....
23:08, 2019-05-21

Alexa will start speaking Spanish this year In the list of most spoken languages around the world, English comes in third behind Spanish in second....
19:40, 2019-04-30

Experience: I woke up from a coma speaking French I still don’t know why I spoke French. I’ve never had any desire to visit FranceIt was May 2006, and I had just been swimming. I was on my way from m...
11:32, 2019-05-31

Irwin after Tyco BMW split: 'I'm speaking with two teams' "Glenn Irwin has revealed that he is \"speaking with two teams\" after he surprisingly split with Tyco BMW after Assen."...
13:32, 2019-09-26

Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit....
12:52, 2019-09-23

Are NBA stars and coaches hypocrites for not speaking out on China? A tweet supporting protestors in Hong Kong has caused a rift between China and the NBA. Do social-activist players have a duty to speak out?After yea...
15:20, 2019-10-10

AOC loved Spanish-speaking attempts by Dem debaters Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she loved Spanish-speaking attempts by some of the Democratic presidential candidates Wednesday night, bu...
08:48, 2019-06-27

R. Kelly doesn't want ex-wife speaking about him publicly Lawyers for R&B singer R. Kelly are asking a judge in Chicago to fine and jail his ex-wife for breaking a confidentiality clause in their divorce agr...
20:00, 2019-07-03

Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal. Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit....
21:04, 2019-09-22

At least four Chinese-speaking tourists killed in Utah bus crash A bus carrying 30 tourists lost control about seven miles from Bryce Canyon National Park At least four people have been killed and up to 15 others c...
05:08, 2019-09-21

Germany most popular non-English-speaking country for students Germany has become the most popular country in the world for foreign students in the non-English-speaking world. A new study released by two academic...
16:48, 2019-08-15

NBC says it won’t prevent former employees from speaking publicly about sexual harassment NBC has insisted the agreements were not meant to prevent women from discussing harassment. Journalist Ronan Farrow has reported they were understood...
23:32, 2019-10-26

DOE failed to provide translators for non-English speaking parents: suit The city Department of Education is failing to provide translators for the parents of disabled kids who don’t speak English — leaving them in t...
01:28, 2019-06-08

Things are so bad that fucking Highlights is speaking out against family separation at the border You remember Highlights. They had them at the dentist’s office. There was a comic strip featuring Goofus and Gallant, two kids who helped illustrate ...
22:40, 2019-06-26

Outreach for Spanish speaking immigrants expands during California fires Labour and immigrant advocates say the way the government has handled communication with the Spanish-speaking communities has vastly improved since t...
21:44, 2019-11-01

Graeme Souness reminds media of the need to think before speaking | Sachin Nakrani The pundit may not have meant any harm but he strayed into hurtful territory when speculating on Moise Kean’s characterMany years ago I was a told a ...
15:28, 2019-09-03

Korean-speaking hackers add Bluetooth harvester to its tool arsenal Enlarge (credit: ybierling.com) A Korean-speaking hacking group in operation since at least 2016 is expanding its arsenal of hacking tools to inclu...
20:40, 2019-05-13

Demi Moore has been open about her past drug use. Now her daughters are speaking out, too. The family joined Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" for a frank, vulnerable conversation....
01:32, 2019-11-05

Jim Harbaugh Probably Should Have Waited A Bit Before Speaking Out Against Mental Health Waivers For Transfers It’s that time of year where reporters and other media members get to ask questions to college football coaches that often lead to these meathead lea...
22:28, 2019-07-20

Lily Allen says speaking out about being sexually assaulted damaged her career Lily Allen has said speaking out about being sexually assaulted has damaged her music career....
19:36, 2019-09-13

Oh hey, that soft-speaking butt guy is in the trailer for FXX's new shorts series, Cake If there’s one thing we here at The A.V. Club news desk understand, it’s the impermanence and transience caused by the steady and unceasing flow of i...
05:52, 2019-08-30

Oprah Winfrey Launching a ‘2020 Vision’ Speaking Tour (LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey is taking her motivational spirit on the road early next year with an arena tour to promote a healthier lifestyle...
14:44, 2019-09-04

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaking in Edmonton on Tuesday This is the latest in a series of addresses as federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer rolls out his policy planks ahead of a fall federal el...
20:08, 2019-06-04

This photo exhibition captures people in the act of speaking — during a less self-conscious time At the National Portrait Gallery: ‘In Mid-Sentence’ invites you to fill in the unheard words....
15:28, 2019-09-19

Critic’s notebook: 2 Batsheva-Bred Choreographers, Speaking in Their Own Tongues Shamel Pitts and Bobbi Jene Smith, veterans of Ohad Naharin’s company, showed their distinctive dance voices in New York performances....
22:28, 2019-05-17

This preacher browsing his phone while speaking in tongues speaks volumes As the Bible tells it, a mighty wind blew on the day of Pentecost, sweeping across the disciples and arming them with “tongues of fire” that speak no...
18:28, 2019-10-03

Silence Speaking Volumes: Artists Confront the Culture of Incarceration Art meets social action in “Mirror/Echo/Tilt,” which uses gestures to combat stigma — through film and real-life interventions....
21:36, 2019-08-01

Doomsday farm family were speaking in ‘fantasy language’ when rescued The Dutch family who lived on a secluded farm for nine years, waiting for the world to end, could barely speak and communicated in a “fantasy languag...
19:36, 2019-10-17

Viral Video Of American Speaking Fluent Telugu Impresses Viewers An American man is making waves in India, thanks to his fluent Telugu. Isaac Richards, a resident of Utah, USA, recently surprised Telugu customers a...
12:04, 2019-07-16

Silenced by fear of deportation, why a woman who survived attempted murder is speaking out Six years ago, Natalia Jiménez was a refugee claimant being abused by her partner. Her claim was denied just before he tried to kill her....
12:16, 2019-11-02

Eddie Jones blocked from speaking to referee before England's 'brutal' test World Cup rules stop either coach speaking to Nigel OwensJones brands Argentina clash as ‘a test of manlihood’Eddie Jones revealed he has not been al...
13:12, 2019-10-04

Two Burger King customers tell Spanish-speaking manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ By Hasley Pitman A heated exchange between two customers and the manager of a Florida Burger King who spoke Spanish in the restaurant was caught on v...
16:24, 2019-07-11

Latino actors make up 4.5% of speaking roles in Hollywood, study finds New study examining representation in the top 100 films from the last decade shows community is largely ignored on the big screenA new report has fou...
17:40, 2019-08-26

Jessica Biel, Kristen Bell and more stars speaking publicly about vaccinations We rounded up stars who have spoken publicly on vaccinating their children.        ...
15:32, 2019-06-13

Snoring and speaking on loudspeaker – Annoying roommate habits on cycling tour "Orla Chennaoui was joined by Brian Smith and Adam Blythe on the Eurosport sofa to discuss roommates on The Breakaway."...
20:00, 2019-05-22

Ticket prices plunge for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour Tickets to the latest stop on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour were going for as little as $20 on the secondary market as their 13-city adven...
23:32, 2019-05-04

Willem Dafoe got fired from his first film role for lying about speaking Dutch Willem Dafoe is one of the English-speaking world’s very best actors. Able to switch easily (and convincingly) between menacing and friendly, average...
17:12, 2019-11-06

Facebook employees post anonymous letter speaking about discrimination within the company Facebook staff have argued racism has got worse since a former employee claimed he had witnessed racism in the company last year...
16:40, 2019-11-13

Climate emergency trend gains traction in German-speaking countries Dozens of cities across the world have declared a climate emergency. Now, students behind the school climate strikes are bringing the movement to Swi...
12:52, 2019-05-01

Jonathan Van Ness tells Jimmy Kimmel about HIV, speaking out, and how to take back America Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has gotten a lot of press since the release of his new memoir Over The Top, much of it focused on the book’s revelat...
13:16, 2019-10-01

Republican Lawmaker 'Trolled' by Anti-Abortion Colleague After Speaking About Being Raped A South Carolina lawmaker who gave a speech about being raped as a teenager while advocating for rape and incest exceptions to the state’s 6-week abo...
15:20, 2019-05-12

Liberals share video of Andrew Scheer speaking against gay marriage in 2005 The Conservatives responded by saying the Liberals were trying to distract Canadians from the SNC-Lavalin affair....
01:28, 2019-08-23

‘Using power builds power’: meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, has struck a chord with activists calling for her to run for labor’s top job: pre...
10:36, 2019-09-09

Wind power developers upbeat about Alberta despite end of power project auctions Panellists at a wind energy conference in Calgary say Alberta is still the best place in Canada to build renewable power projects despite the United ...
22:36, 2019-10-09

‘Power is not given, power is taken’, UN chief tells women activists, urging push-back against status quo After hearing from many of the world’s top women politicians on Tuesday in a session on “Women in Power”, Secretary-General António Guterres, held a ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

BIG3 Power Rankings: Joe Johnson, Triplets finish regular season on top; Power suffer yet another injury Heading into the playoffs, the Triplets are the clear favorite to take home the BIG3 title...
20:04, 2019-08-21

UK power cut: Rail passengers face continued disruption in London after mass power outage across country Rail commuters are facing continued disruption this morning after a major power cut caused "apocalyptic" travel chaos in England and Wales....
11:36, 2019-08-10

CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks Trump for speaking in third person: He's 'not supposed to talk like Elmo' CNN anchor Anderson Cooper closed his show on Wednesday night by mocking President Trump for his “unusual tic” of speaking in the third person, compa...
05:04, 2019-04-25

Figures of Speech: With His 1st Museum Exhibition, Virgil Abloh Says 'I Was Speaking About Race the Whole Time' “QUESTION EVERYTHING” reads the black and white flag waving in front of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, coyly relabeled “City Hall” for the dur...
20:28, 2019-06-10

Labour peer Lord Brookman claimed £50,000 in expenses despite not speaking in Lords for year A Labour peer claimed nearly £50,000 in allowances over the space of a year despite not making any written or spoken statements in the House of Lords...
09:32, 2019-05-31

Latino characters only make up 4.5 percent of Hollywood speaking roles, study finds Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population and 24% of its frequent moviegoers, yet they rarely see themselves on movie screens.    &#...
19:24, 2019-08-26

Marilyn Monroe and Mona Lisa filmed SPEAKING in creepy 'deepfake' video using AI SAMSUNG'S deepfake technology has brought to life the Mona Lisa and an iconic image of Marilyn Monroe....
16:08, 2019-05-24

Trump defends cease-fire in Syria after speaking with Turkey President Erdogan As fighting continued Friday near the Turkish-Syrian border, President Trump defended the temporary cease-fire deal the US cut with Turkey’s Presiden...
19:40, 2019-10-18

Amanda Knox breaks down in tears while speaking in Italy about Meredith Kercher murder Amanda Knox broke down in tears at a criminal justice festival in Italy as she revealed she "fears more charges" over the death of British student Me...
14:56, 2019-06-15

Olivia Munn broke out in a stress rash after speaking out about sexual assault in Hollywood The actress, 38, revealed she broke out in a rash that covered her body and doctors couldn't figure out what was causing it. ...
11:24, 2019-06-26

Carrie Lam to begin speaking with Hong Kong community to ease tensions, violence Lam, who is under pressure from Beijing to defuse the public anger stirring the protests, said the dialogue sessions would be as open as possible, wi...
06:16, 2019-09-17

BIG3 Power Rankings: Power maintains narrow edge over Triplets, despite Joe Johnson's cold-blooded heroics in Week 7 Johnson's step-back, game-winning 4-pointer was the highlight of the season, but Power is still the team to beat...
19:36, 2019-08-07

This Overseas Power Adapter Includes USB-C Power Delivery Anyone who ever travels overseas or would like to travel overseas should have a universal power adapter at the ready, and in 2019, you should probabl...
20:44, 2019-05-30

This Discounted Power Strip Includes USB-C Power Delivery A power strip these days needs to have more than just a few AC outlets. You need USB, and perhaps just as importantly, USB-C Power Delivery, to easil...
13:08, 2019-11-13

Quentin Tarantino Was Questioned About Why Margot Robbie Didn’t Have Many Speaking Lines in His Movie. They Both Had Very Different Responses. Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, and some memb...
16:20, 2019-05-23

Objectively Speaking, There's a Lot of Psycho Nazi Type Stuff in This Laura Ingraham Background Report Axios has published a collection of leaked Trump administration vetting reports—the background documents that Trump’s team prepared on its potential ...
18:12, 2019-06-24

'English-speaking' tourist filmed strolling naked around holiday hotspot in broad daylight A STARKERS tourist who supposedly spoke English has been filmed strolling the streets of a Brit holiday hotspot....
12:32, 2019-06-13

Kurt Darren remembers Johnny Clegg: 'He had a way of speaking to you as if he saw you yesterday, even if you hadn't spoken in five years' Speaking to Channel24 local singer and songwriter Kurt Darren remembered his last moments with Johnny Clegg and the memories they shared....
14:40, 2019-07-17

James Comey is swimming in cash between six-figure speaking fees, writing contracts, and his book deal Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former-FBI director James Comey has forged a lucrative second-act in media. Comey was infamously fired by President Donald ...
22:04, 2019-10-12

Kate Upton claps back at 'dumb misogynist comments' after speaking out about World Series controversy Kate Upton is giving online commenters a piece of her mind after she was criticized for commenting on a controversial call during Game 6 of the World...
00:32, 2019-10-31

Boris Johnson cancels Brexit press conference appearance leaving Luxembourg PM speaking next to empty lectern Boris Johnson left Luxembourg's Prime Minister stood next to an empty lectern after he failed to appear at a scheduled press conference....
20:00, 2019-09-16

UK power cuts: Generator meltdown sparks travel chaos as mass power outage affects London, south east, midlands and the north west +++ Nearly 1,000,000 people lost power +++ Trains in and out of London hit by cancellations +++ British Transport Police sent to London hubs to help ...
00:48, 2019-08-10

UK power cuts latest: Traffic lights out and travel chaos as mass power outage affects London, south east, midlands and the north west +++ Major incident declared by Western Power Distribution +++ Trains in and out of London hit by cancellations +++ Traffic lights and tubes affected ...
19:20, 2019-08-09

UK power cuts latest: Generator meltdown sparks travel chaos as mass power outage affects London, south east, midlands and the north west +++ Trains in and out of London hit by cancellations +++ British Transport Police sent to London hubs to help with "disruption" +++ Issue caused by t...
19:52, 2019-08-09

A Cuban-American author canceled her speaking event on diversity at a Georgia university after students were filmed burning her book Cindy Ord/ Getty At Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Cuban-American author Jennine Capo Crucet gave a speech about diversity and white priv...
20:25, 2019-10-12

Brexit latest: Boris Johnson cancels press conference appearance leaving Luxembourg PM speaking next to empty lectern Boris Johnson left Luxembourg's Prime Minister stood next to an empty lectern after he failed to appear at a scheduled press conference....
16:44, 2019-09-16

Trump insists he's 'strongly pro-life' while joining Republicans in speaking out against extreme aspects of recent anti-abortion laws Reuters President Donald Trump has distanced himself from restrictive abortion laws that don't allow for exemptions in cases of rape or incest. Tho...
22:16, 2019-05-19

CBOE Holdings Agrees to Acquire Bats Global Markets to Strengthen CBOE Holdings' Global Position in Innovative Tradable Products and Services, and Achieve Meaningful Cost and Operational Efficiencies CHICAGO and KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 26, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Bats Global Markets, Inc. today announced that they have entered...
13:52, 2019-05-01

Global warming: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming? Billions of leaves in the Amazon rainforest take in CO2 – a gas that contributes to global warming....
12:32, 2019-07-09

These Superheroes Have Power, Staying Power Not every character is Superman or Sub-Mariner, but these heroes have also fought for justice for many decades....
19:20, 2019-08-27

The truth about sex: we are not getting enough In a world that seems so at ease with sex, you’d think we were having it all the time. Think againWe owe a lot to the sex lives of Greeks. Ancient Gr...
12:24, 2019-05-18

Al Franken tests his welcome on speaking circuit, with stories about 'SNL' and the Senate Former Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations. &...
01:48, 2019-08-26

What is the truth about vaping? Jamie Doward and Max Sanderson join Anushka Asthana to navigate a way through the haze of the debate around vaping. Is it really safe? Plus: Frances ...
04:24, 2019-10-14

Boris Johnson says 'this is your captain speaking' as he posts bizarre selfie video from plane Boris Johnson has posted a bizarre selfie video on Facebook, where he talks about his "very very long week"....
23:44, 2019-09-13

Boris Johnson says 'this is your captain speaking' as he posts bizarre video selfie from plane Boris Johnson has posted a bizarre video selfie on Facebook where he talks to the camera about his "very very long week"....
00:00, 2019-09-14

'Fortnite' creator says it won't punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protests Epic Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company will not punish "Fortnite" players who choose to comment on politics or human rights. Sweeney's stat...
20:20, 2019-10-09

A Dutch family spent 9 years in a farmhouse basement waiting for the end of the world. Now neighbors and family members are speaking out. Getty Images Earlier this week, a family of 7 was discovered living in a hidden room in the basement of a farmhouse in a rural area of the Netherland...
22:40, 2019-10-18

David Reich: The truth about us, and where we come from Harvard geneticist David Reich and his team are DNA testing the bones of ancient humans. Their explosive results are still coming in, but one thing i...
10:40, 2019-04-09

The Truth About Olivier Rousteing In a surprising new documentary, the Balmain designer leaves the Instagram filters behind and goes searching for his origins....
05:52, 2019-09-25

Superman Speaks His Truth A change is right around the corner. What will it mean for the hero, his world and his fans? Brian Michael Bendis explains....
17:32, 2019-10-18

We’re about to find out the truth about these Mets There comes a time during every season when a team has to stand its ground and prove whether it’s building something special or playing out another r...
10:56, 2019-06-08

The truth about the QWERTY keyboard Why are we stuck with the QWERTY keyboard? The history of the most commonly used keyboard layout is a sometimes murky story of commercial opportunism...
20:04, 2019-04-25

The truth about whether your phone is spying on you Almost everyone has an eerie tale to tell. Perhaps you’ve been talking to a friend about an island vacation, when suddenly deals for the Maldives or ...
20:08, 2019-05-21

The truth about lie detectors: They don't work and never have Polygraph machines remain in use despite being widely discredited, and there are much better alternatives for seeking the truth...
13:52, 2019-05-22

What is the truth about vaping? – podcast Jamie Doward and Max Sanderson join Anushka Asthana to navigate a way through the haze of the debate around vaping. Is it really safe? Plus: Frances ...
18:12, 2019-10-16

The Truth About Koch Industries Christopher Leonard’s “Kochland” is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at how a family-run business in Kansas grew into an economic and politica...
18:24, 2019-08-15

The truth about Chernobyl? I saw it with my own eyes… Kim Willsher reported on the world’s worst nuclear disaster from the Soviet Union. HBO’s TV version only scratches the surface, she saysThere is a li...
11:20, 2019-06-16

A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth Conversations about his songwriting, his struggles and his striking sweetness outside of music....
16:04, 2019-08-16

Who is Lizzo?: Everything you need to know about the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer For those who are not familiar with the 'Tempo' rapper, here's everything you need to know....
21:32, 2019-07-29

The Tragic Truth About Amy Winehouse's Last Days Amy Winehouse may have considered herself less of a star and more of a smoldering candle casting a dim glow over the booze-soaked patrons in a smoky ...
16:56, 2019-09-14

Is organic food better for you? Here's the truth about the benefits Claims about the health benefits of organic foods are often linked to their higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants. Is organic food really better...
15:40, 2019-07-04

The Truth Is, ‘Cats’ Is as Inscrutable as That Trailer Why was the musical a sensation? What’s with the plot? Based on what we know of the show, here’s our guide to this unlikely mash-up of C.G.I. and T.S...
17:52, 2019-10-30

The dirty truth behind clean living From 'blood avocados' to the unethical mining of crystals, behind the glossy sheen of our obsession with wellness lies a pretty murky story...
08:56, 2019-06-20

Why the truth about our sugar intake isn't as bad as we are told Read the headlines, and you would think we are eating more sugar than ever before – but the numbers reveal a very different story, says James Wong...
16:08, 2019-06-06

Barry finally uses his truth and it's not pretty For the first hour of David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., Betty Elms, played by Naomi Watts, is naiveté incarnate. An aspiring actress, she approaches Holl...
05:16, 2019-05-06

The truth behind 5 popular travel myths When it comes to travel, some things are too good to be true. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.       ...
17:52, 2019-08-13

Edna O’Brien: ‘I want to go out as someone who spoke the truth’ The veteran Irish writer talks about God, football and scandal – and her searing new novel, about a Nigerian girl abducted by Boko HaramIn May 2017, ...
14:08, 2019-08-25

The truth about the clitoris: why it's not just built for pleasure Debate has raged for years as to whether female sexual pleasure exists for its own sake or has a role in reproduction. But the two views need not be ...
16:12, 2019-11-06

'They tell the truth’: Spanish town where 34.5% voted for far-right Vox In small towns like Ocaña, Vox has seized on disillusionment with traditional politics to spread its messageThe barman glanced up at the sky over Oca...
17:08, 2019-11-14

Chernobyl disaster: 'I didn't know the truth' Emily Watson and Jessie Buckley on getting to the truth in new TV drama Chernobyl, based on the 1986 nuclear plant disaster....
03:36, 2019-05-06

Donald Trump unveils plans for 'merit based' immigration system favouring educated English-speaking workers Donald Trump has unveiled plans for a new immigration system that favours young, educated and English-speaking workers....
09:52, 2019-05-17

Vettel tried to 'not see the truth' in early 2019 F1 struggles Sebastian Vettel says the early stages of the 2019 Formula 1 season were about 'trying not to see the truth' as Ferrari fell further behind Mercedes...
11:36, 2019-11-12

Tim Dowling: a friend asks what I’ve been up to. I can’t reveal the truth I always think: if you left the house more often, you would have a better answer for thisOn Sunday, I walk down to the wine shop on the corner. When ...
07:24, 2019-10-05

Will trolls or truth win in the European Parliament elections? The battle for EP seats isn't just among candidates; facts and lies are facing off too. Teri Schultz looks at whether the EU has shown up for the hig...
11:04, 2019-05-16

Like many VR games right now, ‘Blood & Truth’ coasts on its novelty It's hard to lose yourself in the game for any length of time because of issues that can keep you overly mindful of the controllers in your hands....
14:28, 2019-05-31

Series with Rays revealed the truth about these Yankees ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This was a four-game test, the perfect way for the Yankees to end the first half instead of one of those roll-over series agai...
05:52, 2019-07-08

Degas had a gift for conveying the truth — even when he was making it all up New exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay reveals the full extent of the artist’s engagement with the Paris Opera....
13:08, 2019-11-01

The naked truth: is naturism dying out in Germany? The practice of FKK – being naked in nature – has declined because of a new nudity taboo. But some groups report a rise in membershipFor decades Germ...
11:20, 2019-08-08

Plenty of Fantasy in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl,’ but the Truth Is Real Ahead of the series finale, a science writer who has toured the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster weighs in....
18:52, 2019-06-02

BBC director general warns against 'assault on truth' Director general Tony Hall says the world is facing "the biggest attack on truth since the 1930s"....
14:20, 2019-07-11

You Can't Trust Companies to Tell the Truth About Data Breaches Last week, online sneaker-trading platform StockX asked its users to reset their passwords due to “recently completed system updates on the StockX pl...
01:12, 2019-08-06

The truth behind the physical discipline Albuquerque schools say they don’t use An investigation has found that restraint – meant for extreme circumstances – is widely used to manage special education studentsThis story is publis...
09:04, 2019-10-09

WWE Smackdown: Roman Reigns teams up with R-Truth Roman Reigns was paired up with R-Truth on Smackdown in order to take on Shane McMahon's new friends, Drew McIntyre and Elias....
13:44, 2019-05-29

The shady truth behind those ‘disabled vet’ food carts Food carts that get plum spots near city parks and museums because they’re supposed to be run by veterans are actually manned by non-heroes who ̶...
20:04, 2019-09-29

The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here’s why he concluded it was a pointless exercis...
15:44, 2019-07-17

'I lie to my health visitor. I lie to myself': the truth about postnatal depression It took months for me to accept a diagnosis for the pain and outrage I felt. Could I find my way through?It is the worst of times and the worst of ti...
14:28, 2019-06-08

Lizzo hit by second plagiarism claim over No 1 hit Truth Hurts Producer Justin Raisen says hit single shares melody, lyrics and chords with Healthy, co-written with Lizzo – after Mina Lioness claims ‘bitch’ lyric...
17:44, 2019-10-15

Jon Snow learns the truth. Now he has some decisions to make. HBO's "Game of Thrones" already showed viewers Jon Snow's true identity. But now he has some decisions to make....
17:12, 2019-04-15

Your phone is spying? The truth behind the strange phenomenon Almost everyone has an eerie a tale to tell. Perhaps you’ve been talking to a friend about an island vacation, when suddenly deals for the Maldives o...
20:56, 2019-05-20

The Islanders are coming to terms with their offseason truth The same thing Lou Lamoriello was most proud of about this year’s Islanders team is the same thing the players better be prepared for when training c...
05:48, 2019-05-07

The penultimate Big Little Lies enters the courtroom to tell the almost truth Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, July 14. All times are Eastern. ...
07:36, 2019-07-14

Molly Shannon Wants You to Know the Truth About Emily Dickinson What made you want to do a movie about Emily Dickinson? I was interested in telling the truth about her life. We’ve been told that she was a re...
12:28, 2019-04-11

Racing lines: the truth about Ayrton Senna Mesmerising drive: Senna at a sopping Silverstone in 1988 Formula 1's most celebrated racing driver courted controversy at every turn, but remains ...
12:50, 2019-05-01

Review: In Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable,’ Truth Is Strong Enough A confounding, compelling story of rape and injustice is given a fictional retelling starring Toni Collette and Merritt Wever....
21:52, 2019-09-13

Welcome to the raptor pit! The truth about comedy writers' rooms Grubby banter, sexless flirting and the smell of pizza and ambition ... writer Sarah Morgan reveals the funny business that goes on behind the scenes...
15:32, 2019-08-02

A chilling truth: our addiction to air conditioning must end | Letters Readers respond to Stephen Buranyi’s long read on how air cooling systems burn electricity and fuel global heatingKudos to Stephen Buranyi for drawin...
21:44, 2019-09-01

A Different View of the Afghan War Yields the Same Grim Truth Carsten Jensen’s novel “The First Stone” follows the brutal experiences of a platoon of Danish soldiers deployed in the American-led coalition....
11:44, 2019-09-01

Cleaning up: the truth about living with nannies and cleaners ‘I hid from the truth about the domestic workers who ran my home, but finally I had to tell their story’The first time I paid another woman to clean ...
01:16, 2019-07-14

Charlize Theron Says Not Getting Married Is "Innately My Truth" Charlize Theron knows her "truth"--and marriage isn't part of it. It's undeniable that the Oscar-winning actress of Monster and Tully fame (among man...
19:36, 2019-10-22

Mel B shares 'real truth' about losing eyesight Spice Girl Mel B has asked fans to help her find a "new scary eye patch" after suffering inflammation in both of her eyes....
19:28, 2019-05-21

The Cultural Truth at the Heart of the Lies in ‘The Farewell’ The movie, about a grandmother who isn’t told she has cancer, led a Chinese-American writer to rethink his own family’s “good lie,” rooted in a tradi...
16:20, 2019-07-24

Japan's Kore-eda says 'The Truth' could only have been made with Deneuve Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda found the pieces magically falling into place for his film, "The Truth", even though he had to revive a long-dorm...
11:16, 2019-10-02

Students and faculty at the University of Florida slam 'ignorant and shameful' decision by student body to use $50,000 in student fees to pay Donald Trump Jr. and Kim Guilfoyle for speaking engagement Drew Angerer/Getty Images The University of Florida is facing backlash for paying Donald Trump Jr. and senior adviser for President Donald Trump's re...
07:40, 2019-10-03

Students and staff at the University of Florida slam 'ignorant and shameful' decision by student body to use $50,000 in student fees to pay Donald Trump Jr. and Kim Guilfoyle for a speaking engagement Drew Angerer/Getty Images The University of Florida is facing backlash for paying Donald Trump Jr. and senior adviser for President Donald Trump's re...
15:44, 2019-10-03

Students and staff at the University of Florida slam 'ignorant and shameful' decision by student body to use $50,000 in student fees to pay Donald Trump Jr. and Kim Guilfoyle for speaking engagement Drew Angerer/Getty Images The University of Florida is facing backlash for paying Donald Trump Jr. and senior adviser for President Donald Trump's re...
08:00, 2019-10-03

Ariel Winter slams 'hate tweets' after speaking out about her cousin's deadly infection "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter said that cousin Tino Tsutras had spent the weekend in the ICU for a deadly infection.     ...
15:16, 2019-04-10

‘Tell Me Who I Am’ Review: Twin Brothers Face an Awful Truth This documentary about siblings and irrevocable memory loss is sad and eerie to the extent that you wish it were fiction....
17:04, 2019-10-17

Five fantasies Trump is pushing about the Ukraine scandal – and the truth The US president is facing an impeachment inquiry directly related to his relentless pursuit of malicious untruthsLawrence Tribe: the House must flex...
15:00, 2019-10-01

Stephen Colbert on Trump: 'It’s even worse when he tells the truth' Late-night hosts discussed Trump’s ABC interview where he admitted he would take foreign information on his opponents and not report itWith Donald Tr...
21:04, 2019-06-14

How to Rethink Whistleblowing for Today’s Post-Truth World The emergence of a second whistleblower claiming first-hand knowledge of President Donald’s Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is a highly unu...
01:20, 2019-10-17

Carter’s impeachment advice to Trump: ‘Tell the truth…for a change’ AP Photo/Mark Humphrey By Andrea Mitchell WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of stonewalling by pre...
17:48, 2019-10-09

Trevor Noah Thinks Kids Can Handle the Truth The curse words may be gone, but the young readers’ edition of his memoir, “Born a Crime,” doesn’t soften his story of growing up under apartheid....
21:32, 2019-04-26