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Settlement-Building 'Intended to Undermine Peace', British Official Says
World  (tags: illegal settlements-occupation, Israel crimes, Phillip Hammond. U.K., end the occupation-siege of Gaza, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', UnitedNations, middle-east, usa, world, europe )

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"Where they are built 'will not define border' -- Settlements 'can be demolished" - said Phillip Hammond, British Foreign Secretary.
Al Aqsa Mosque Is Closed Off for First Time in 47 Years as Tensions Flare
World  (tags: Al Aqsa mosque, Closed Military Zone, repression-intimidation, Palestinian Authority, human rights, Right to Assembly-worship, IDF ABUSES, ILLEGAL OCCUPATION, Haram al-Sharif, violations of international law, Jerusalem, world, terrorism, violence )

- 8 hours ago -
For the first time since 1967 the Israeli military has closed off Haram al-Sharif - the Noble Sanctuary and Al Aqsa Mosque to worshipers.
Sex Trafficking, Slavery and Forced Marriage on the Rise in Australia, Say Police
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, crime, government, humans, media, news, society, unitednations, UnitedNations, violence, world )

- 14 hours ago -
In New Zealand too. Victims are stigmatised by communities. Lies and threats against victims.
Guatemalan Officers Face Sexual Slavery Charges in Historic Trial
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', blog, corruption, crime, ethics, government, humanrights, media, news, society, unitednations, violence, war, world, UnitedNations, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 15 hours ago -
Crimes against humanity, sex slavery, forced disappearances, rapes, victims are stigmatised by their communities, lies and threats against victims.
Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation
World  (tags: world, humanrights, ACTION THANKING, helping victims of FGM )

- 1 day ago -
arget: University College London Hospitals' Dr. Deborah Hodes and Professor Sarah Creighton Goal: Applaud opening of clinic to offer services to girls at risk for, or suffering from, female genital mutilation
Kurdish Peshmerga's Female Fighters
World  (tags: human rights, middle-east, iraq, syria, Refugees&Relief, women, freedoms, conflict, violence, war, world, society, terrorism, usa )

- 1 day ago -
Kurdish Peshmerga's female fighters train to fight Isis forces
Syria: 19-Year-Old Kurdish Woman Fighter 'Kills Herself Rather Than Falling Into Isis' Hands'
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', iraq, syria, middle-east, women, war, Refugees&Relief, news, violence, war, world, conflict, usa, freedoms )

- 1 day ago -
A 19-year-old Kurdish fighter who appeared on a BBC report about Kurdish YPG women warriors in Syria has reportedly killed herself rather than falling into the hands of Isis (now known as Islamic State).
The Hidden Story of How America and Britain Overthrew The Government of Their 'Ally' Australia - Alternet
World  (tags: Austraila, usa, Great Britain, ethics, politics, world, violence, freedoms, conflict, society )

- 1 day ago -
Empire is an ugly business. Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in
Scientists Discover Huge 'Bathtub Ring' Of Oil On Sea Floor From BP Spill
World  (tags: animals, climate, climatechange, climate-change, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, GoodNews, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, healthconditions, pollution, protection, nature, oceans, politics )

- 1 day ago -
Scientists have discovered yet another unforeseen effect of BP's historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: a 1,235-square-mile "bathub ring" of oil on the deep ocean's floor.
Afghanistan: A Father's Journey in the Footsteps of His Fallen Son
World  (tags: death, humans, interesting, Afghanistan war, war, world )

- 1 day ago -
Tony Lewis's son Conrad was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. His father travelled to the country to try to understand what he died for.

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