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UN condemns Cameroon violence

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has condemned the continuing insecurity in Cameroon, amid reports of killings by armed groups and state forces that has prompted mass internal displacements.

Over 200 mass graves found in former Islamic State territory

More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been discovered in Iraqi regions formerly controlled by Islamic State (IS) extremists, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, said on Tuesday.
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UN: Virginity testing human rights violation

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.

Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, putting a 26-year-old convicted murderer to death by lethal injection in a move condemned by Amnesty International as “deplorable”.

Mexico accused of torture, cover-up in case of 43 missing students

The UN Human Rights office on Thursday said dozens of people were tortured by Mexican authorities and forces in connection with the government’s investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students.

Myanmar didn’t prevent human rights violations against Rohingyas – UN

Myanmar failed to prevent grave human rights violations against the Rohingya minority, top UN genocide prevention officials said on Thursday.

UN to open Human Rights Office in Liberia

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Friday that his office would establish a UN Human Rights Office in Liberia to open in early 2018.

Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional reform

Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards authoritarian leadership.

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Then-Army Capt. Mathew L. Golsteyn in Afghanistan. He has been charged in the alleged killing of a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010. (Officer of Rep. Duncan Hunter)

Donald Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

Soldier killed as troops repel attack by insurgents disguised as aid workers

One soldier has been killed as the Nigerian Army has repelled attack by Boko Haram insurgents who disguised as humanitarian workers at Gudunbali community in Borno.
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Liverpool back on top as Xherdan Shaqiri sinks Manchester United

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Xherdan Shaqiri inspired a 3-1 win over bitter rivals Manchester United, while Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run was shattered by a shock defeat at Southampton on Sunday.
Kano Pillars retain Ahlan Cup

Kano Pillars stop Wikki Tourists to retain Ahlan Cup

Kano Pillars today retained the Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament after they beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 in the Final at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.