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Colombia: Paramilitaries Confess 30,000 Murders

February 25, 2010 - Colombia is horrified after the Department of Justice published official statistics based on paramilitaries confessions: at least 30,000 people murdered and more than 2500 people "missing" (and probably dead).

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Indigenous Peoples struggle to survive in Colombia

February 23, 2010 - Amnesty International today denounced an increase in attacks against Indigenous Peoples across Colombia during 2009, which is leaving many communities struggling for survival.

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Monsanto 'faked' data for approvals claims its ex-chief

February 24, 2010 - The debate on genetically modified (GM) brinjal variety continues to generate heat. Former managing director of Monsanto India, Tiruvadi Jagadisan, is the latest to join the critics of Bt brinjal, perhaps the first industry insider to do so.

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Floods Kill 43 In Madeira Island

February 22, 2010 - I was shocked by the violence of the floods and landslides caused by torrential rains when I saw these images on TV last night.

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Student injured in NIU shooting, suspect in custody

February 19, 2010 - Northern Illinois University police are investigating a shooting that wounded a student early Friday on the campus in northwestern DeKalb.

An NIU student was injured and taken to Kiswaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, the site said. A condition was not immediately available.

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Clinton: Iran moving toward military dictatorship

February 15, 2010 - RIYADH (Reuters) : New U.N. sanctions on Iran would target enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guards which is driving the Islamic Republic toward a military dictatorship, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

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At least 5 dead in Connecticut power plant blast

February 8, 2010 - MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when a massive explosion rocked a large gas-fired power plant being built in Middletown, Connecticut, the town's mayor said.

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Stop human rights violations against Uighurs in China

February 5, 2010 On 5 February 1997, dozens of people were killed or injured in Gulja in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) when security forces opened fire on ethnic Uighur protesters.

That day, Uighur residentsof Gulja began a peaceful demonstration. They were protesting against the closure of independent religious schools, the banning of “meshreps” (a traditional form of social gathering), the closure of a local Uighur football league and high rates of unemployment among Uighurs.

Security forces carried out house-to-house searches detaining suspected protesters and supporters. Many of those detained were reportedly tortured, some to death.

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Police Violence Near Papua New Guinean Gold Mine

February 2, 2010 - Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

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How Israel Can Help Stop the Flow of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

Diamonds and Human Rights by Rona E. Peligal

Browsing for diamond jewelry off Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, you can't tell by looking where the diamonds in the store windows come from. But experts can. And those same experts have affirmed that diamonds from the Marange fields of eastern Zimbabwe are mined under highly abusive conditions - the latest "blood diamonds" of the twenty-first century.

To its credit, the Israeli government has tried to put pressure on Zimbabwe to improve these conditions. In the coming year, as chair of the global group that monitors the diamond industry, Israel will have the opportunity to do even more.

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