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Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

*By The Canadian Press* DETROIT — Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and..
CJME

North Korea, With Characteristic Bluster, Threatens To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier

SEOUL, April 23 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for..
Huffington Post

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News video: Israeli attack kills pro-Government militia

Israeli attack kills pro-Government militia 00:27

An Israeli attack against a pro-government military base in Syria has killed three militia. Syria’s National Defence Forces said the attack struck its military camp in the countryside of Quneitra,..
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News video: Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention To US Female Circumcisions

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention To US Female Circumcisions 00:52

The Associated Press has reported that the case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where..
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News video: Human rights experts call for investigation into gay men being targeted

Human rights experts call for investigation into gay men being targeted 04:44

Human rights experts from the United Nations are calling on Russian authorities to investigate reports of gay men being persecuted in the Russian republic of Chechnya. President of GLAAD Sarah Kate..
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News video: UN – Sarin was used in Syria attack

UN – Sarin was used in Syria attack 00:56

Sarin gas was released during an attack in Syria earlier this month, the chief UN investigator has said. But Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional..
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News video: ‘Syria retained chemical weapons’ – US Defense Secretary Mattis

‘Syria retained chemical weapons’ – US Defense Secretary Mattis 01:26

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community. “The bottom line is, I can say authoritatively..
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Trump's Family Planning Cuts Would Cause Global Side Effects

By Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University School of International Service President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his..
Huffington Post

No one detained over South Sudan civilian killings, UN says

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " The United Nations' top human rights official in South Sudan says no one has been detained in connection with recent killings of civilians in the western town of Wau.Eugene..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •FOXNews.com

East Africa: UN Body Warns Region Against Signing Trade Deal With EU

[East African] A United Nations think-tank has warned the East African Community against entering into an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union arguing that it will neither spur..
allAfrica.com

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western..
Deccan Herald

Human rights experts call for investigation into gay men being targeted

Human rights experts from the United Nations are calling on Russian authorities to investigate reports of gay men being persecuted in the Russian republic of Chechnya. President of GLAAD Sarah Kate..
CBS News

Why Is There So Little Protest Against Recent Threats Of Nuclear War?

In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era. On..
Huffington Post

Australia plans 'terror lockdown' on Anzac Day

australia plans 'terror lockdown' on anzac day
*Canberra:* Australian authorities are preparing to put major cities on 'terror lockdown' for the country's national day of remembrance, a media report said on Saturday. Celebrated on April 25 every..
Mid-Day

China should step up to help defuse Korean crisis

Australia should robustly encourage a global response managed by the United Nations, rather than leaving the problem in the hands of superpowers, the US and China, whose aims are not fully aligned.
The Age

Russia, US talks on Syria set for April 24

Russia will reportedly hold trilateral talks focusing on the Syria conflict in Geneva with representatives of the US and the United Nations on April 24.
SBS

US-Syria policy confusion as Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley disagree over Assad

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday appeared to offer differing views on the future of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Ouster of al-Assad US priority: Ambassador

The ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a priority for Washington, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says.
SBS

Pakistani activist Malala to become youngest United Nations messenger of peace

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is to become the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace,
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

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