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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Canada extradites 20 Hungarians convicted in human trafficking case

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Hungarian human traffickers expelled Canada has announced the extradition of 20 Hungarians convicted in what authorities described as the largest human trafficking case in Canadian history, for forcing eastern European refugee claimants into slavery. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney made the announcement on Tuesday in Hamilton, Ontario where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557627/canada-extradites-20-hungarians-convicted-human-trafficking-case
  2. News - World

    Israel using flechette dart weapons in Gaza, says human rights organisation

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

    ... for Human Rights. A woman, Nahla Khalil Najjar, 37, suffered chest injuries, it said, and the PCHR provided a picture of flechettes taken by a field worker last week. The munitions are not prohibited under international law, but according to B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557027/israel-using-flechette-dart-weapons-gaza-says-human-rights-organisation
  3. News - China - pew

    World unimpressed with Xi Jinping on human rights, but overall views of China positive: Pew report

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:12am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Overall global impressions of China more favourable than not, but confidence in Xi varies greatly between China and rest of world Chinese President Xi Jinping is failing to make much of an impression on people around the world concerned about China's human rights, but on balance the country is seen favourably, especially in economic terms, a report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554574/world-unimpressed-xi-jinping-human-rights-overall-views-china-positive
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the civil rights movement had gripped America and shaken that nation into facing up to issues of freedom and basic human rights. “I was struck by how these films were about violence, fear, hatred ... an imagined world that was frightening because it was so believable, backed by a razor-sharp script and impassioned lead performances (as humans and as apes) that dared the audience not to believe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1551921/thin-line-between-apes-and-humans
  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:13am by Reuters in Berlin

    ... April and June, and the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for Ukraine reported 222 cases in that time, it said. “The bulk of the abductions are being perpetrated by armed separatists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551764/human-rights-group-sees-growing-proof-abductions-torture-ukraine
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep up the war on trafficking Trafficking of people for the sex trade or forced labour is a serious violation of human rights that attracts heavy penalties under Hong ... government and the US State Department, whose annual report on human trafficking has again criticised the city. The latest report identifies Hong Kong as a source territory as well as destination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says estimates of devastating job losses in a range of sectors should make us sit up Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant A callow ... mathematician Alan Turing in his 1950 paper "Computing machinery and intelligence". It is proving to be a landmark year for robots; perhaps less so for humans. This month also, Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1541549/rise-workplace-robots-makes-humans-increasingly-redundant
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Neanderthals ate plants, not just meat, study of oldest human faeces suggests

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:47am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Contrary to long-held view, new study says Neanderthals atemore than just meat Early man possibly partial to a bit of plant As gross as it sounds, samples of the world's oldest known human faeces are offering scientists new insight into the gastronomic behaviour of our extinct, meat-loving cousins, the Neanderthals. In a study published in the journal PLOS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1542527/neanderthals-ate-plants-not-just-meat-study-oldest-human-faeces
  9. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain’s High Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into alleged cases of genocide and human rights violations by Chinese authorities under a new law ... perpetrators. China bristled in February when a Spanish judge issued arrest orders for former top Chinese officials as part of investigations into a 2006 human rights complaint by a Tibetan-Spanish monk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539427/spain-high-court-dismisses-china-rights-cases
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's economic power buys British silence on human rights

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:00pm by JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... Jonathan Sullivan Jonathan Sullivan says Cameron, with an eye on 2015 polls, chose circumspection during Li's visit China's economic power buys British silence on its human ... for their negotiating partners. On this occasion, it was Britain's public commitment to human rights and its moral duty to Hong Kong that fell by the wayside. The dilemma is familiar and banal. The UK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538926/chinas-economic-power-buys-british-silence-human-rights

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