Civil Rights Headlines

  • Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger: U.N. survey

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.

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  • Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen's Hodeidah port, Sanaa airport for aid

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow humanitarian aid access through Yemen's port of Hodeidah and United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.

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  • Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen's Hodeidah port, Sanaa airport for aid

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow humanitarian aid access through Yemen's port of Hodeidah and United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.

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  • France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'

    PARIS (Reuters) - France demanded on Wednesday an urgent U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

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  • 'The people have spoken,' Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa tells cheering crowd

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is due to be sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe as president on Friday, told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy.

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  • U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

    The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it described as "horrendous atrocities."

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  • Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

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  • U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday labeled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it described as "horrendous atrocities."

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  • Uganda police say raid newspaper, detain staff over article about president

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police raided the office of a local newspaper, detaining staff and confiscating equipment on allegations it had published an inaccurate story, the paper's lawyer and police said on Wednesday.

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  • U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

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  • U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

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  • U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

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  • Pope to meet head of Myanmar army and Rohingya refugees: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will meet with the head of Myanmar's army while in the country and with Rohingya refugees later while he is in Bangladesh, both last-minute additions to his tour of the two countries next week, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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  • Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an "ungrateful fool" in a series of early morning tweets.

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  • Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work

    The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated … Click to Continue

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