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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 15:45)

Human Rights Watch: US... Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights

Support Commitment to Abide by International Law

(JERUSALEM) - Palestine ignored The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights.

On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human rights and the laws of war. On April 2, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, testified in front of Congress, that in response to the “new Palestinian actions” that the “solemn commitment” by the US to “stand with Israel,” “extends to our firm opposition to any and all unilateral [Palestinian] actions in the international arena.”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 15:14)

Forgiveness is Dysfunctional

Most people who seek forgiveness are scared of being held accountable for their behaviour. Most people who offer forgiveness are scared of holding people accountable for their behaviour.

(TASMANIA) - Forgiveness Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. I want to explain why forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea.

And why there are important psychological reasons for this. In essence, the key question is this: What is the appropriate psychological response to inappropriate behaviour if we want change in the direction of improved functionality in future?

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 14:54)

US Calls on Myanmar to Stop Rakhine Violence

UN officials have warned that the violence poses a serious threat to the country’s dramatic economic and political reforms as it emerges from a half century of military rule.

(UNITED NATIONS Arab News) - US Ambassador Samantha Power US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, warning that continuing unrest could imperil the country’s path to democracy and prosperity.

Power linked the smooth delivery of humanitarian aid to containing of violence.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 11:28)

Government Hostages and the Right of Movement in Democratic Sri Lanka

More than 65 people were ‘arrested’ in abduction style by the Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives who claim their identity as ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ (TID) officers from the SL Police Department, news sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet.

(MELBOURNE) - Hostage In democratic Sri Lanka the Tamils are denied not only the right of free movement, but also the right to have visitors around. Hostage taking and keeping them in unhealthy conditions has become routine.

Last week a pregnant Tamil lady, taken for interrogation, was handled so badly that she aborted.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-14-2014 17:36)

One of Most Influential Twitter Handles: @wnicholasgomes in#digitaldiplomacy.

Thousands are following his news and joining interventions.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes, is regarded as one of most influential activists on Twitter.

He is well known for his digital diplomacy and urgent interventions among foreign policy experts, diplomats, politicians, human rights activists, journalists and ordinary people. His Twitter handle, @wnicholasgomes, has became a source of news for many journalists.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 19:37)

The Arrest, Detention and Torture of Tamils in Post-War Sri Lanka

In the wake of the bloody civil war, the victors have more than taken the spoils of a defeated culture.

(COLOMBO GroundViews) - Torture center There is an alarming trend in the Sri Lankan security forces operation, of arresting the family members of suspects and keeping them as hostages in detention camps.

Irrespective of their age, gender and connection to those suspects, the family members are kept under arrest/ detention most notably in the infamous 4th/ 2nd floors in Fort and in Boosa Detention camp under the control of TID. Presently there are several females in Boosa.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 16:48)

Ed Miliband the Latest Western politician `Taken In` by Sderot

A BBC report tells us that Miliband and his wife Justine “were shown where the rockets are fired which rain down on this Israeli town of Sderot.

(LONDON) - David Miliband British Foreign Secretary David Miliband fails to keep election promise to see the situation in Gaza for himself Ed Miliband, UK Labour Party leader and younger brother of former British Home Secretary David Miliband, has just been on a visit to Israel and occupied Palestine.

Ed, who is Jewish, is a wannabe prime minister. And he may succeed in taking the top job next year if Agent Cameron continues annoying the voting public.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 09:30)

``Why I`m burning my last bridge with Obama``
YouTube Starlet Takes Obama Shirt Off, Burns it in Protest

"I figured out the fraud a while back, but recently found this shirt in my closet" - Carey Wedler

(SALEM) -  Carey Wedler Takes Obama Shirt Off for the Big Burn Support for Obama is dropping like bombs over Baghdad, and some former fans of the President are going to new lengths to exhibit their disapproval.

In this video, we join Carey Wedler as she wrecks her last artifact of support for who she calls, "the war criminal-in-chief."

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 15:04)

The Crouching Tiger

As sectarian strife in Myanmar evolves into a full blown genocide against Muslims, Bangladesh cannot afford to remain aloof especially as the government describes their Arakanese Muslim populace as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

(FRANKFURT Burma Times) - Bangladesh Bangladesh celebrated their 43rd independence anniversary. This has been a difficult 43 years.

Yet in these troubled times, Bangladesh has survived against all odds defying the pessimism of many cynics which counted among their ranks respected intellectuals and diplomats, outperforming their former country Pakistan in almost all sectors and their giant and resourceful neighbour India in most areas of social development.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 14:29)

BBC Misreports John Kerry on Talks Failure

Kerry attributed the breakdown to two separate Israeli moves; a decline to release the remaining 25 or so Palestinian prisoners jailed before 1993, whose release had been agreed to in the Oslo Peace Accords, and the announcement of 700 new squatter homes in Palestinian East Jerusalem by fanatical Israeli expansionists...

(LONDON) - Kerry's failed Israeli peace talks For once, US Secretary of State John Kerry was not mincing his words when he blamed Israel for the breakdown of talks with the Palestinians.

But you would not have known this if you were following the story from the BBC News website. What Kerry actually said...

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