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After Kofi Annan presents Rohingya Report, military rejects it as flawed and full of shortcomings
The report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State chaired by Kofi Annan calls for social progress, citizenship rights, security and closure of refugee camps. Human rights groups welcome it. Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to respect its results. For General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, certain points in the report need to be re-examined, and changes must be made to factual errors and biased attitudes.
Legalising child marriages "an attack against women", say church and NGOS
Catholic leaders and women's rights campaigners slam the High Court ruling as "retrograde, outrageous and very dangerous". The Delhi Archbishop said: "The situation of women continues to worsen."
Shenzhen: Italian supervisor beats workers protesting salary cut
The firm's sales director says: "An exaggerated incident. This is not a wage cut but a redistribution of the salary grid". The workers charge: "They are racist. They treat us like slaves."
China, a cloning's paradise
Beijing does not sign UN ban on cloning, takes steps to increase funding for stem cell research.
Tehran candidates itself for UN post in defence of women's rights
Withdrawal of the candidature to the UN Commission on Human Rights. Perhaps because of lack of votes. The Islamic country is among the most violent against women. Mullahs in Tehran: Women without the veil spread adultery and produce earthquakes.
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Death sentence commuted to life for Tibetan monk
Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche was sentenced three years ago. His right-hand man Tashi Phuntsog was freed after suffering a physical and mental breakdown in prison.
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