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How “The Right to be Forgotten” affects privacy and free expression

How “The Right to be Forgotten” affects privacy and free expression

You may recall a rather bizarre hashtag floating around the Twittersphere a few months ago. On 19 ...

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after ...

Statement on the situation in the Middle East

Statement on the situation in the Middle East

President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For ...

Ethiopia commits to eliminating child marriage and FGM by 2025

Ethiopia commits to eliminating child marriage and FGM by 2025

The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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Train carrying remains of MH17 downing victims arrives in government-controlled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. A train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over ... Full article
Human Rights
You may recall a rather bizarre hashtag floating around the Twittersphere a few months ago. On 19 May 2014, the term #Mutuallyassuredhumiliationwas trending on social networking sites, accompanied by photos ... Full article
The widespread, unchecked harassment of women on social media platforms violates the free expression rights of half the world’s population. Join IFEX in asking Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to ...
JULY 22, 2014 Author(s): Bill Frelick Published in: LA Times Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies ...
(Nairobi, July 19, 2014) – The Ethiopian government should immediately drop politically motivated charges brought against 10 bloggers and journalists on July 17, 2014, under the country’s deeply flawed ...
Abuses against Street Children in Uganda JULY 17, 2014 The 71-page report documents human rights violations against street children by police and local government officials, as well as abuses ...
Norway
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children and wounded 5 others Dearest ... Full article
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over ...
Norway commemorates the victims of 22July terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya in the third year. Prime Minister Erna Solberg encourages everyone to stand up against radicalization and extremism ...
A woman looks toward the Utøya Island, where tens of young people were brutally killed by right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik three years ago today. Photo : Henrik Lied, ...
‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for ...
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
’I condemn the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem on 2 July. There is no excuse for acts of revenge. The circumstances surrounding the murder are still unclear, ...
‘It is important that Norway, together with our European partners, sends a clear signal to the Syrian authorities that the persistent use of violence is unacceptable and must end ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ... Full article
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
There are more than 1,000 drawings inside the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World ...
The Middle East has long had a tradition of ornate gardens, but certain differences are found when comparing Ottoman and Safavid gardens Few people know how ancient the word ...
On a warm summer’s day Helena Bonham Carter is between jobs and between homes, supervising a move between the pair of London houses that she shares with Tim Burton. She is surrounded ...
All News
You may recall a rather bizarre hashtag floating around the Twittersphere a few months ago. On 19 May 2014, the term #Mutuallyassuredhumiliationwas ... Full article
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital ...
22 July 2014  Reporters Without Borders  Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of 36 ...
Asia News
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable ... Full article
Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional ...
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world’s third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known ...
Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly ...
Africa News
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. ... Full article
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
By Aminu Abubakar, for CNN July 22, 2014 — Updated 1017 GMT (1817 HKT) Kano, Nigeria ...
Europe News
A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their ... Full article
Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara ...
Vladimir Putin opened a special meeting of the Kremlin’s Security Council today with an odd statement: “There is no direct military threat to our ...
Middle-East News
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children ... Full article
(CNN) – The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal ...
Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave’s sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance ...
The conflict, the bloodiest since December 2009 has killed more than 570 Palestinians and 27 Israelis. Pledge for aid to Gaza comes as ...
 Americas News
The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of ... Full article
Thousands of federal prisoners set to be released early thanks to a change in drug ...
The escalating controversy surrounding a planned execution in Arizona has caused one judge to cynically ...
Jury selection in the much-delayed trial of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes will begin ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, residents said. ... Full article
JULY 22, 2014 Author(s): Bill Frelick Published in: LA Times Something similar is happening at ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
By Aminu Abubakar, for CNN July 22, 2014 — Updated 1017 GMT (1817 HKT) Kano, Nigeria ...
Business News
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ... Full article
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
Environment News
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images Ecuador’s government was ... Full article
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presents a “Hands off our Elephants” plaque to UNDP Administrator, ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ... Full article
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
Life Style
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. ... Full article
(CNN) – The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, ...
Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia JULY 15, 2014 ...
Mental health problems are more common than people think Researchers from University College London found ...
News & Reviews
You may recall a rather bizarre hashtag floating around the Twittersphere a few months ago. On 19 May 2014, the term #Mutuallyassuredhumiliationwas ... Full article
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital ...
22 July 2014  Reporters Without Borders  Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of 36 ...
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Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in ...
A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to ...
The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, ...
   
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