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Police seek suspect in alleged child abduction and sexual assault

TORONTO – Police have appealed to the public for help in finding a man suspected of abducting a young girl and sexually assaulting her. The man, described as white, 19 to 20 years old, medium build, and between 5’6″ and 5’10” tall, is alleged to have abducted the girl from her home on Bathurst Street […]

January 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,Humanity,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

UN panel of experts to probe Syrian violence

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed a panel of three experts to investigate alleged abuses in Syria, where some 2,600 people have reportedly been killed since the Syrian government’s crackdown on protestors earlier this year. Brazil’s Sergio Pinheiro will chair the independent commission of inquiry to probe into alleged violations […]

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

Rights group: Libyan prison records destroyed, looted

TRIPOLI, LIBYA – Key prison records and other documents could be lost, destroyed or removed from Libya as jails and other security detention sites remain unguarded, a spokesperson for Amnesty International warned Monday. Prison records and other physical evidence may be critical in any forthcoming trials for crimes committed during Mu’ammar Qadhafi’s rule, said Claudio […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,More News,Top Stories,World | Read More »

Teheran bars UN Special Human Rights envoy to Iran

TEHERAN – Iran’s parliament (Majlis) has barred recently-appointed United Nations’ Human Rights envoy for Iran Ahmed Shaheed from entering Teheran on a special fact finding visit, saying that the international body should first examine American, British and Israeli human rights violations. Iranian lawmaker and deputy chairperson of the Majlis Human Rights Committee Mohammed-Karim Abedi told […]

June 20th, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,More News,Top Stories,World | Read More »

UN seeks solutions to end sexual orientation discrimination

In a landmark resolution narrowly adopted in Geneva last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) expressed “grave concern” at the violence and discrimination experienced by people because of their “sexual orientation or gender identity” and called for a global study of discriminatory laws and practices documenting their suffering. to be submitted by December

June 19th, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,World | Read More »

Four men charged with smuggling 76 Sri Lankan migrants into Canada

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Four men have been arrested on Canada-wide warrants and charged with smuggling 76 Skri Lankan migrants aboard the vessel “Ocean Lady” which landed off the coast of British Columbia in October 2009. The arrested men are Vignarajah Thevarajah,33, Francis Anthonimuthu Appulonappa,33, Hamalraj Handasamy,39, and Jeyachandran Kanagarajah,32. The four allegedly organised the overall […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Canada,Humanity,Top Stories | Read More »

Six high-ranking Kenyans summoned by International Criminal Court

NEW YORK – Six high-ranking Kenyan officials, including a deputy prime minister, two ministers and a police chief, have been summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in connection with alleged crimes against humanity committed in post-electoral violence three years ago. An ICC pre-trial chamber by a majority of two to one declared […]

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,More News,World | Read More »

Toronto man imported cocaine capsules inside his stomach

A 31-year-old Toronto man has been charged with unlawful import and possession of cocaine after admitting to hospital staff that had ingested packages of the drug in Jamaica in January.

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Canada,Community,Humanity | Read More »

Ban says Libya reports of crackdown are ‘very disturbing’

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again called for the non-use of force and respect for basic freedoms, as he voiced concern about reports of escalating violence and bloodshed amid the protests in North Africa and the Middle East. “Stressing that utmost restraint must be exercised by all concerned, he wishes to reaffirm […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Humanity,World | Read More »

Hero RCMP officer suffers severe injury but saves girl’s life

Hero officer was trapped between these two vehicles but saved a young girl's life. RCMP photo.

YALE, B.C. – A 45-year-old Mountie is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a 15-year-old girl as a wayward truck barrelled down on the pair and eventually pinned the cop between two vehicles. Const. Jim Moir luckily survived the accident but has suffered severe injury to his leg. The officer was […]

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Canada,Community,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Humanity,Top Stories | Read More »