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Bangalore: The police in India have arrested two people after several people were found held captive in a small shed and forced to work as labourers for 19 hours a day without wages in Karnataka, media reports said. more
New UN rights report paints bleak picture in eastern DR Congo

New York, Dec 20: A new United Nations human rights report has documented “hundreds” of extra-judicial killings and cases of torture and sexual violence against civilians over ...

General Assembly officially adopts roadmap for migrants to improve safety, ease suffering

New York, Dec 20: The United Nations General Assembly officially endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on Wednesday, a non-binding agreement adopted in Marra ...

Pakistan: Two Christian brothers sentenced to death for web blasphemy

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, media reports said.

RSF’s 2018 round-up of deadly attacks and abuses against journalists shows figures up in all categories

New York: A total of 80 journalists were killed this year, 348 are currently in prison, and 60 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and ab ...

Human rights champions from across the world receive top UN prize

New York, Dec 19: The “clear and profound” guidelines enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “have made it the world’s most widely translated docu ...

UN rights chief welcomes new text to protect rights of peasants and other rural workers

New York, Dec 19: As the most basic rights of rural people continue to be trampled on in many parts of the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, ...

South Sudanese refugees need $2.7 billion, as safe return remains elusive

New York, Dec 19: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a $2.7 billion appeal on behalf of South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, to address Africa’s largest displacement crisis, wher ...

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York, Dec 19:Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message&n ...

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York: Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message  co ...