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HRW urges Afghanistan to prosecute captured militant leader Aslam Farooqi

HRW urges Afghanistan to prosecute captured militant leader Aslam Farooqi

9.04.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 753

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday that the Afghan government should bring war crime charges against captured militant leader Aslam Farooqi for his alleged role in directing attacks against civilians in Afghanistan.

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UN SG calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ after surge related to COVID-19 lockdowns

UN SG calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ after surge related to COVID-19 lockdowns

8.04.2020 | Daniel Klapper | 775

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called Sunday for a “ceasefire” in domestic violence, after a recent surge following global COVID-19 lockdowns.

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UN declines to blame Russia for Syria attacks despite reports indicating involvement

UN declines to blame Russia for Syria attacks despite reports indicating involvement

8.04.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 761

The UN released a summary Monday of an inquiry into 2019 attacks and bombings on Syrian hospitals, schools and refugee camps, stopping short of blaming Russia.

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IACHR finds Peru responsible for arbitrary detention and rape of transgender woman

IACHR finds Peru responsible for arbitrary detention and rape of transgender woman

8.04.2020 | Valeria Negron | 764

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) found in a decision released Monday that Peru owed damages to Azul Rojas Martin, a transgender woman who was imprisoned and tortured by Peruvian authorities.

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Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

7.04.2020 | Katie Paul | 736

Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating “heat maps” of self-reported coronavirus infections.

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Hit by coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot seek to boost cash before merger

Hit by coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot seek to boost cash before merger

7.04.2020 | Pamela Barbaglia, Giulio Piovaccari, Gwenaelle Barzic | 715

at ways to boost cash reserves ahead of their planned merger.

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Former Fox executives indicted in U.S. FIFA corruption probe

Former Fox executives indicted in U.S. FIFA corruption probe

7.04.2020 | Brendan Pierson | 721

U.S. prosecutors on Monday accused two former 21st Century Fox Inc executives of paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure lucrative media and marketing rights to soccer matches, the latest charges in a long-running investigation of corruption surrounding FIFA, soccer’s world governing body.

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Explainer: Antitrust law won't get in the way of U.S. acting to raise oil prices

Explainer: Antitrust law won't get in the way of U.S. acting to raise oil prices

6.04.2020 | Diane Bartz | 757

It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law, but perfectly legal if state regulators or the federal government set lower production levels for them, U.S. antitrust experts said on Friday.

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3M responds to Trump demand to stop shipping respirators to Canada, Latin America

3M responds to Trump demand to stop shipping respirators to Canada, Latin America

6.04.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 708

3M Corporation released a statement Friday morning suggesting it may not comply with a Trump administration request that it cease exporting N95 respirators to Canada and Latin America.

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China releases releases human rights lawyer after over four years in jail

China releases releases human rights lawyer after over four years in jail

6.04.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 796

China released Wang Quanzhang, a human rights lawyer, from jail Sunday according to BBC reports. Wang defended political activists, religious minorities, and victims of land seizure from Chinese prosecution.

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