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Comic-Con Women Protest Sexual Harassment

As more women get involved with San Diego Comic-Con , some are calling for its organizers to institute an official anti-sexual harassment policy at the convention. Three women from Philadelphia who founded Geeks for CONsent have collected more than 2,600 ... [Published Time - 30 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 4 reports

Gregory punts on poverty: The “Meet the Press” host blew his “exclusive” interview with Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan stopped by “” yesterday for an EXCLUSIVE interview regarding his to reform federal anti-poverty programs. Ryan’s poverty reform plan was one of the big domestic policy stories of the week, and his presence on a Sunday morning show would ... [Published Salon - 23 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 6 reports

US expresses concern over curb on media freedom in Sri Lanka

The US today asked Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to curb harassment of journalists and protect their rights as organisers of a US-funded media workshop for Tamils received death threats and had to cancel the programme for a third time since May.The ... [Published Business Standard India - 43 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 50 mins ago - 10 reports

1st LD: UN chief reiterates call for humanitarian truce in Gaza

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his call for an "immediate and unconditional ceasefire" in the Gaza Strip, where more than 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers were killed over the past weeks, saying that "in the name of humanity, ... [Published China.org.cn - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

600,000 more Pinoys poor SWS survey

The number of Filipinos who considered themselves “poor” rose two percent from 53 percent or 11.5 million families in March to 55 percent or 12.1 million families in June, a Social Weather Stations second quarter poll showed.SWS said the two percent spike ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 1 hour ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 8 reports

Sri Lanka asylum seekers arrive in Australia

After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month aboard an Australian customs vessel as the government assessed their claims. The decision to move them ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 6 reports

Ukrainian government approves draft agreement on UN human rights mission

KIEV, July 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian government on Monday approved a draft agreement authorizing the deployment of a United Nations human rights monitoring mission in the country.The government also instructed Ukraine’s permanent representative to ... [Published Itar Tass - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 19 reports

Asylum seeker case collapses in court

Most of 157 are 'economic migrants' 1:29Scott Morrison has said most of the 157 asylum seekers brought to the mainland are economic migrants.THE High Court case launched by 157 asylum seekers against the federal government has collapsed with a full bench ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - 3 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 11 reports

157 asylum seekers held at sea seek compensation

SYDNEY—A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.The group, thought to be mostly ethnic Tamils from Sri Lanka and including 50 children, ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 4 hours ago]
Entities: India, Australia, Sri Lanka
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 12 reports

Israel rejects Eid 'humanitarian truce' in Gaza: Hamas

Palestinian resistance faction Hamas has accused Israel of rejecting proposals for a humanitarian truce during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan."[Israeli] occupation still rejects any humanitarian truce during Eid," Hamas ... [Published Middle East Monitor - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 22 reports

UNSC Calls for Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" between Israel and Palestine, asking the parties to implement the truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid and allow delivery of urgently needed assistance in ... [Published Outlook India - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 16 reports

After Four Weeks at Sea 157 Asylum Seekers Have Landed In Australia

Image via157 Tamil asylum seekers arrived on Australian shores on Sunday, having been detained by the government on a customs boat on the high seas for four weeks. The group, who are being held at Western Australia’s Curtin detention centre, are the first ... [Published VICE - 13 hours ago]

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Comic-Con Women Protest Sexual Harassment [Published TIME.com - 44 mins ago]
As more women get involved with San Diego Comic-Con , some are calling for its organizers to institute an official anti-sexual harassment policy at the convention. Three women from Philadelphia who founded Geeks for CONsent have collected more than ...
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