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Brazil has thousands working in forced labor: ILO

BRASILIA — Thousands of people still toil in forced labor in Brazil, despite government attempts to curtail the practice, the International Labour Organization said in a new report. Since 1995, more than 40,000 people have been rescued from forced labor, citing field reports from the poor, rural areas in the…

U.S. senators: Charge Assad before ICC

WASHINGTON — The UN Security Council should refer credible charges of crimes against humanity by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the International Criminal Court (ICC), US senators urged Tuesday. In a letter to Washington’s UN envoy, Susan Rice, the lawmakers said it was time for the ICC to look into…

BBC staff to be balloted over major strike

LONDON — BBC’s flagship programmes could be severely disrupted by strike action as unions announced Tuesday they are to ballot thousands of staff over concerns at job cuts, pay and working conditions. Journalists, technicians and other staff at the British broadcaster will decide on November 4 whether they are to…

Internet role in human rights gets spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO — Technology titans and political activists gathered here on Tuesday to map ways to ensure the Internet is used as a tool for human rights instead of as a weapon of oppression. The overarching goal of the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference was to collaborate on principles for…

British PM suffers parliamentary rebellion over Europe

David Cameron was on Monday licking his wounds after the largest parliamentary rebellion of his premiership as 79 Tory MPs voted in favour of a referendum on Britain’s relationship with Europe. The government won the House of Commons vote late Monday by 483 votes to 111 due to support from…

Baby rescued 48 hours after Turkey quake

A two-week-old baby was pulled Tuesday from the debris of an earthquake in eastern Turkey that left at least 366 people dead,television stations reported. The mother of the infant was also alive but buried in the wreckage of their home in the town of Ercis and rescuers were trying to reach her, the…

China orders cutback on TV entertainment

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will limit the number of entertainment programs allowed to air on television, from match-making game shows to dance broadcasts, and push to replace them with morality-building programing, Chinese media reported on Tuesday. China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television starting next year will restrict shows…

Gaddafi taken deep into desert for secret burial

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Two trusted loyalists of Libya’s interim government were handed Muammar Gaddafi’s body to bury secretly deep in the Sahara desert on Tuesday after a cleric prayed over his decomposing corpse, an official said. The National Transitional Council (NTC) had disquieted many outsiders by putting the bodies…

U.S. doubts military option on Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday that it did not envision the use of force in Syria in the wake of Libya as it renewed its call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Republican Senator John McCain, speaking Sunday in Jordan, raised the prospect of military action to…

Obama urges Egypt army chief to lift state of emergency

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama urged Egypt’s army chief to lift a state of emergency and end military trials for civilians, according to a telephone conversation announced Monday by the White House. Obama also asked Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to “reaffirm the close partnership between the United States and…

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