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World 19 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea slams South for U.N. human rights vote

A U.N. General Assembly panel rebuked North Korea on Friday for gross human rights abuses.

World 18 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. assembly panel rebukes N Korea on human rights

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. General Assembly panel rebuked North Korea on Friday for gross human rights abuses, with South Korea voting in favour for the first time and Pyongyang calling the measure a U.S.

World 18 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. assembly panel rebukes N Korea on human rights

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korea for the first time on Friday joined other U.N. members in rebuking North Korea for gross human rights abuses, including torture, political executions and miserable prison camp conditions.

World 16 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

ILO seeks to charge Myanmar junta with atrocities

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The International Labour Organisation has decided to pass its dossiers on forced labour in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court to try to prosecute members of the ruling junta for crimes against humanity.

World 16 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

ILO seeks to charge Myanmar junta with atrocities

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The International Labour Organisation has decided to pass its dossiers on forced labour in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court to try to prosecute members of the ruling junta for crimes against humanity.

World 06 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Paris court asked to clear man of murder 82 yrs on

PARIS (Reuters) - A public prosecutor asked France's top court on Thursday to clear a man of murder posthumously for the first time in its history, more than 80 years after he was convicted of the crime and sentenced to forced labour for life.

Education 10 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Scourge of the Khmer Rouge

DURING their trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, students of Taylor's College's School of Architecture. Building. Design found in their tour guide Tring Huy not only someone to show them around, but also someone to enlighten them on the country's sad and violent history.

Lifestyle 27 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Threat to the Karens

Myanmar's ethnic Karen people, a minority group which has long fought for independence, fears that plans to dam the Salween River is designed to destroy their jungle home and culture.

World 19 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Myanmar minorities fear being dammed and damned

THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar/Thai border (Reuters) - From the ice fields of the Himalayas to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the Salween flows undisturbed through some of the most outwardly tranquil territory on earth.

World 07 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. envoy praises release of Myanmar activist

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations rights envoy on Wednesday praised Myanmar for releasing jailed labour activist Su Su Nwei and urged the country to unconditionally release all its remaining prisoners of conscience.