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The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children. ©Reuters/Stringer
Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves

Irish officials will investigate if the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Thursday.

Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves
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Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures: Amnesty

Amnesty International urged the Nigerian security forces Friday to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency.

Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures: Amnesty
Cao Shunli. Photo courtesy of opendemocracy.net
Detained China activist dies after critical illness

A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.

Detained China activist dies after critical illness
Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty. ©Reuters/Tomas Bravo
Amnesty tells state to stop criminalising sex lives

Amnesty International on Thursday urged governments to stop criminalising people's sex lives and instead protect their right to control their own bodies.

Amnesty tells state to stop criminalising sex lives
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty

"Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it.

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi

Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert.

New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday took their campaign against Vladimir Putin's civil liberties crackdown to New York, where they are to tread the same stage as Madonna.

Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"

Brazil's branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia's "homophobia".

Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Mukhtar Ablyazov. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan continues pursuing Ablyazov's extradition

Kazakhstan is not going to give up on Mukhtar Ablyazov's extradition from France.

Kazakhstan continues pursuing Ablyazov's extradition
Mexico's poverty figures staggering: Amnesty
Mexico's poverty figures staggering: Amnesty

Mexico's enormous and worsening poverty figures underscore that authorities have not made fighting it a top priority.

Mexico's poverty figures staggering: Amnesty
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.

Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
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Execution-free world getting closer: Amnesty

The use of the death penalty is broadly diminishing around the world although a handful of countries that had not used capital punishment for several years resumed executions in 2012.

Execution-free world getting closer: Amnesty
©REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence

Amnesty International appealed to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.

Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence
Amnesty slams S. Korea for 'abuse' of security law
Amnesty slams S. Korea for 'abuse' of security law

Amnesty International on Thursday accused South Korea of systematically abusing a 65-year-old security law in order to stifle debate and silence political opposition in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Amnesty slams S. Korea for 'abuse' of security law
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Colombia fails to rein in conflict sex crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday said Colombia has failed to halt sexual violence linked to its long war with leftist FARC rebels.

Colombia fails to rein in conflict sex crimes: Amnesty
©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Investigations of Shell's Nigeria spills a 'fiasco': Amnesty

Rights group Amnesty International said Friday investigations into Shell oil spills in Nigeria were a "fiasco," alleging the company repeatedly blamed sabotage in an effort to avoid responsibility.

Investigations of Shell's Nigeria spills a 'fiasco': Amnesty

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