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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights body called on Israel and the Palestinians to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The U.N. Human Rights Council debated the issue days before the first anniversary of Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in response ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Eleanor Roosevelt is commonly held as an example of a highly successful person you would never guess to be an introvert. Many biographers (including herself) describe a severely shy and withdrawn young person who “came out of her shell” in her twenties to become a monumental public figure. And yet, this was a woman who gave 348 press conferences as ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. rights body calls for end to child and forced marriage

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognizing child marriage as a violation of human rights, a move campaigners welcomed as crucial to progress on the issue. The Council said the practice is a barrier to ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Child labor on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals: agencies

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned on Thursday. Syrian refugee children have become the joint or sole breadwinners in almost half of the households surveyed in Jordan, ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Houthi shells kill 18 in Yemen, dengue fever spreading

Shells fired by Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed 18 people near the southern port city of Aden early on Wednesday, local officials and witnesses said, while the United Nations warned that a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly spreading. Yemen, which has long struggled with poverty and hunger, has descended into a fullblown humanitarian crisis since a war erupted ...

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