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Floyd's brother tells U.N. 'black lives do not matter' in U.S.

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:15 PM

'You in the United Nations are your brothers' and sisters' keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd,' says Philonise Floyd

PROBE. George Floyd's brother Philonise is seen on a TV screen during his speech at the opening of an urgent debate on 'systemic racism' in the United States and beyond at the Human Rights Council on June 17, 2020 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump signs police reform order to end 'patterns of failure'

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:11 AM

(UPDATED) The presidential directive provides funding incentives for police departments nationwide to include a ban on choke holds and extra training on guidelines for the use of force

POLICE REFORM. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. rights council agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

Jun 15, 2020 - 7:14 PM

It is only the fifth time in the council's 14-year history that it has agreed to hold an 'urgent debate,' which is a special debate agreed upon within a regular session of the council

UNHRC. The UN's top rights body agrees to a request from African countries to urgently debate racism and police brutality. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Shouting 'Justice!', around 250 people, mostly women, take to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico

A group of activists take part in a protest called by civil organizations against the police, after four police officers had been accused of raping a minor las t weekend in their patrol car in the Azcapotzalco neighborhood, in front of the Ministry of Public Security in Mexico City on August 12, 2019.  ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters in tourist district

Aug 03, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Protesters remain unyielding, vowing to hold multiple occupations and rallies in the coming days, despite authorities' hardening stance

MORE PROTESTS. Police fire tear gas during a protest in Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on August 3, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

UK demands probe into Hong Kong police action

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also suspends export licenses for crowd control equipment of Hong Kong police force

Police cover graffiti sprayed on a wall by protesters outside the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 22, 2019. Hong Kong police on June 22 slammed anti-government protesters for besieging their headquarters, calling the demonstration "illegal and irrational" as they vowed to pursue the ringleaders. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

Katribu to Duterte: Review 19-year-old IP Rights Act

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Indigenous peoples lose faith in the law and now want it reviewed by Congress during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte says Katribu s Piya Macliing Malayao

Police van overruns protesters in US embassy dispersal

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Some of the protesters are injured after cops forced a police vehicle through the crowd

Several protesters lie on the street after being hit by a police vehicle during a protest outside the US embassy in Manila, October 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

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India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:35 PM

The protests came amid a growing uproar over last week s killings in Uttar Pradesh India brought in tougher rape laws last year after the New Delihi gang rape but it has failed to stem the tide of sex attacks across the country

PROTEST. Bhartya Janta Party (BJP) workers scuffle with police officers as they protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on June 2, 2014. Hundreds of BJP workers protested against the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins on May 27, 2014. Photo from EPA/STR

Rival S.African parties in violent pre-election clash

Apr 13, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Between 1 500 and 2 000 supporters of the Democratic Alliance party had gathered for a campaign rally in the township when the incident happened

Report: BIFF 'most likely' behind CDO bombing

Aug 01, 2013 - 11:58 AM

A risk control organization says the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters wants to show it s a serious threat to be reckoned with

File photo of BIFF fighters

2 killed in shooting near Texas University

Aug 14, 2012 - 9:01 AM

A cop and another man were shot dead near a US university