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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi will have its first competitive presidential election since the civil war erupted in 1993, but simmering political violence and fears that campaign rallies could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus have already marred the campaign.
CARACAS (Reuters) - A prison director and five soldiers will be charged for their role in a massacre in which 47 inmates were shot dead earlier this month, Venezuela's chief prosecutor reported on Wednesday.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Three weeks before he was shot dead, Miguel Calderon, an inmate in the lawless Los Llanos jail on Venezuela's central plains, sent a voice message to his father.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts on Thursday urged the Trump administration to lift the U.S. financial and economic embargo on Cuba, saying it limited the Communist-ruled island's ability to fight the coronavirus pandemic and save lives.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN): A Tokyo court has ruled against a single father, who accused his former employer Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, of unjustly sidelining him after his only son was born, in the first paternity harassment judgment in Japan.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A United Nations report critical of Colombia's efforts to protect human rights advocates failed to recognise advances in that area and social investment in regions suffering violence, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was endangering public health and the rights of children with its policies on the environment and migration.
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights guardian Michelle Bachelet urged the global community on Thursday to show solidarity with people of ethnic Asian origin subject to discrimination amid an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that started in China.
ABOUT a month after the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling ordering Myanmar to protect its Rohingya people from genocidal violence, conditions in Rakhine state, where most of this minority live, have only become grimmer.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in attacks this year in northwest Syria, 93% of them caused by strikes by the Syrian government and its ally Russia, the top United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.