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Canada officially marks first nationwide Emancipation Day

August 1 is now recognised across Canada as Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery in the British Empire in 1834.After years of campaigning...

Canada: Protesters demand investigation into residential schools

Call comes after over 1,000 unmarked graves found at institutions Indigenous children were forced to attend for decades.Warning: The story below contains details of...

Iran rejects UN rights chief’s ‘accusations’ over water protests

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said comments by Michelle Bachelet are ‘regrettable’, as protests have left four dead.Iran on Saturday rejected “false accusations” by the...

Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor flees country after sacking

Juan Francisco Sandoval fled early on Saturday after being dismissed in a move that sparked international condemnation.Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval fled the...

Campaigners hail historic Sierra Leone move to end death penalty

Human rights campaigners have hailed a “historic” decision by Sierra Leone’s Parliament to unanimously vote to abolish the death penalty, more than 20 years...

Rights groups call on car makers to address aluminium abuses

Rights groups have called on car manufacturers to do more to address abuses in their aluminium supply chains, including the destruction of farmland, damage...

US sanctions Chinese officials over Hong Kong democracy crackdown

The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Chinese officials over Beijing’s crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. This is Washington’s latest effort to...

75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts

Dozens of children have been killed and hundreds arbitrarily detained in Myanmar since a coup more than five months ago, UN rights experts said,...

US warns investors over risks of doing business in Hong Kong

The Biden administration warned investors about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong, issuing an advisory that said China’s push to exert more...

‘This is my job’: US writer decries alleged Iranian kidnap plot

Tehran has rejected federal investigators’ claim that Iranian agents planned to abduct journalist Masih Alinejad.An Iranian-American journalist and human rights activist based in New...

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