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Big pharma fuelling human rights crisis over Covid vaccine inequity – Amnesty

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Amnesty International has accused six pharmaceutical companies that have developed Covid-19 vaccines of fuelling a global human rights crisis, citing their refusal to sufficiently waive intellectual property rights, s...

‘Unconscionable’ universal credit cut breaks human rights law, says UN envoy

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Cutting universal credit by £20 a week is an “unconscionable” move that breaches international human rights law and is likely to trigger an explosion of poverty, the United Nations’ poverty envoy has said. In an excor...

Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy

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Witnessing the mass movement of wild animals can seem to be a rebuttal of the disastrous news we hear, daily, of our natural environment. We know they are threatened, in their very choreography, but in the sight of th...

‘A more human LinkedIn’: Spain media project helping Covid jobless

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The Covid crisis came scything through Alejandro’s* life with a speed, ferocity and vindictive thoroughness that stuns him to this day. Almost overnight, the widowed craftsman’s business supplying leather pieces to sh...

Six countries invited to arms fair are on Foreign Office human rights list

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Six nations listed by the Foreign Office as “human rights priority countries” have been invited by the British government to send delegations to Europe’s biggest arms fair, which begins in London’s Docklands on Tuesda...

Human Rights Campaign fires president for advising Cuomo over allegations

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The Human Rights Campaign has fired its president, Alphonso David, over his involvement in former New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement on Monday, the largest U...

Kim Jong-un to face human rights abuse claims in Japanese court

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A Japanese court has summoned North Korea’s leader to face demands for compensation by several ethnic Korean residents of Japan who say they suffered human rights abuses in North Korea after joining a resettlement pro...

In brief: Human Frontiers; Interviews With an Ape; Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time – review

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Michael Bhaskar Bridge Street Press, £20, pp416 We live in an era of endless discovery and development, but are our best days already behind us? This is the question at the heart of Michael Bhaskar’s fascinating book...

‘A horn blew when human remains were found’: Wim Wenders’ six hours in the hell of Ground Zero

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As a boy growing up in the rubble and ruins of postwar West Germany, Wim Wenders would often dream of falling towers. So at the age of 56, when he watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center blaze and then plumm...

‘A great player, a great human being’: Solskjær excited about Ronaldo

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Cristiano Ronaldo will relish the challenge of proving age is just a number on his return to the Premier League and says Manchester United were always going to pounce when such a “special ...

‘No one comes here any more’: the human cost as Covid wipes out tourism

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In March last year, it was predicted that the global travel shutdown would cause international arrivals to plummet by 20 aan 30% by the end of 2020. Six weeks later, the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) revised th...

Human remains in tomb are best-preserved ever found in Pompeii

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The partially mummified remains, including hair and bones, of a former slave who rose through the social ranks have been found in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The remains of Marcus Venerius Secundio were found i...

California considers human composting as a greener death option

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Is there a greener way to honor those who have died? Humans have caused unprecedented and irreversible changes to the climate in our time on Earth – pollution that continues even in death. Maar, across the US, some are...

‘Low point’ in world heritage committee history as politics ‘tramples’ human rights of the Karen people

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Along Thailand’s border with Myanmar, in rich forests filled with rare plants and animals, the indigenous Karen people are fighting for the right to live on their traditional land. Verlede maand, the UN’s human rights ag...

New Zealand commission launches inquiry into ‘massive human rights failure’ on housing

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New Zealand’s housing crisis has become a “massive human rights failure”, the Human Rights Commission has said, as it launches a national inquiry into the problem. “Successive governments have failed New Zealanders,” ...

‘Best a human can be’: indigenous Amazonian Karapiru dies of Covid

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He survived a massacre that killed most of his family in the Brazilian Amazon and lived for 10 years alone in the forest, but Karapiru Awá Guajá could not escape the pandemic. Karapiru, one of the last of the hunter-g...

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