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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers announce bill supporting Hong Kong ‘freedom and democracy’

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 12:07pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US legislators will table a congressional bill to monitor human rights and political development in Hong Kong, describing the city’s freedoms as “under threat” from Beijing. A group of lawmakers including cross-party heavyweights House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican senator Marco Rubio announced the Hong Kong Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639640/us-lawmakers-announce-bill-supporting-hong-kong-freedom-and-democracy
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New study says there are fewer rats in New York than the 8 million imagined

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 08:58pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Fewer rats in New York than imagined Are there really eight million rats living among the eight million humans of New York? If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society, finds that the number of rats scurrying around the Big Apple's five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1631963/new-study-says-there-are-fewer-rats-new-york-8-million-imagined
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Lawsuit over 2002 riots overshadows Narendra Modi's visit to the US

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Lawsuit overshadows Modi's visit A federal court in New York has summoned India's prime minister to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of human rights ... not do enough to stop devastating religious riots in his home state of Gujarat in 2002, when he served as chief minister there. The human rights group American Justice Centre filed the suit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601367/lawsuit-over-2002-riots-overshadows-narendra-modis-visit-us
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal rights group offers reward for Grand Canyon squirrel kicker

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse In Washington Reward offered for squirrel kicker Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has posted a US$15,000 reward for information ... Peta director Martin Mersereau in announcing the reward. "Animal abusers are bullies and cowards who look to victimise the most vulnerable, defenceless individuals available to them- human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568450/animal-rights-group-offers-reward-grand-canyon-squirrel-kicker
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pennsylvania police close in on suspect in state troopers' shooting

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:25pm by NYT

    ... confident he will be apprehended," Bivens said. Dogs and human trackers have indicated that police were on the right track, he said. A "shelter in place" order issued for residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598125/pennsylvania-police-close-suspect-state-troopers-shooting
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Former Georgian president exiled in trendy New York

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... Saakashvili," Kakhidze said, adding that he would appeal the ruling in the European Court of Human Rights. A slew of Saakashvili's top allies have been investigated and some jailed since his United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597495/former-georgian-president-exiled-trendy-new-york
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Suspect in murder of Irish soldiers in Lebanon arrested in Detroit

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... committed to rooting out alleged human rights violators who seek a safe haven in the United States". Before his arrest, Bazzi denied killing Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett, telling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557026/suspect-murder-irish-soldiers-lebanon-arrested-detroit
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican move on immigrants backfires on John Boehner

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Bid to break deadlock over humanitarian crisis leaves leader in battle with own side as tea party right-wingers demand much tougher action Republicans split over ... are treated the same as Mexican children, revising a 2008 law to combat human trafficking. It also seeks to ban new children from being admitted to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564445/republican-move-immigrants-backfires-john-boehner
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican 'tea party' candidate admits 'rumour' he is related to Obama

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... and confirming former governor Kathleen Sebelius as health and human services secretary. But his biggest troubles began this year after The New York Times reported that he had not really been living ... as how many times I sleep wherever it is." The gaffes have created an opening for Wolf, who is being aided by a Texas team of political strategists and supported by the hard-right Senate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566373/republican-tea-party-candidate-admits-rumour-he-related-obama
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US missile attacks killed civilians in Yemen: rights group

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:32pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Human Rights Watch report details US drone attacks in Yemen that it says violated international law US missile strikes, including armed drone attacks, have killed dozens of civilians in Yemen as the United States tries to crack down on al-Qaeda in the country, a prominent human rights organisation said on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch detailed in a 96-page ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1337145/us-missile-attacks-killed-civilians-yemen-rights-group

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