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MAY 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. panel adopts new rules on treatment of prisoners

A United Nations commission on Friday adopted revised rules on the treatment of prisoners in what human rights organizations hailed as a landmark deal to update 60-year-old international standards. The so-called Mandela Rules, named for the late South African leader and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela, now go to the U.N. General Assembly for final approval. "The Mandela Rules could ...

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MAY 08, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Ten Historic Peace Deals The World Actually Managed To Pull Off

In a world continuously scarred by wars, the work of peacemakers around the globe has never been more demanding or more important. Around the globe, mediators, diplomats, conflict resolution experts, civil society groups and countless others are toiling -- often behind the scenes -- to reach the agreements that end wars. Their task has grown more complex as the nature ...

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MAY 07, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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S.African protesters target tourist street in Soweto

South African protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto on Thursday briefly barricaded the popular tourist street where Nelson Mandela once lived, police said, during angry demonstrations over electricity bills. Tourist buses were diverted away from Vilakazi Street, which was once home to both Mandela and his fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Soweto has become a fixture ...

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MAY 06, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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News of the day from across the globe, May 7

German authorities said Wednesday that they had broken up what they said was a far-right terrorist group in several German states and had arrested four of its members on suspicion of plotting to attack Islamic extremists, mosques and shelters for migrants seeking asylum. Seized ship: A Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it traversed the Strait of ...

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MAY 06, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Residents, workers protest in South African cities

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters in South Africa burned tires and piled rocks across the road leading to the Soweto home of the late Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, in a demonstration against electricity bills.

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