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We Went to a US Border Detention Center for Children. What We Saw was Awful Lebanon: Beirut Landfill Near Capacity Ukraine: Investigate Journalist’s Killing Bahrain: Questions to Ask at Palestine Workshop France: Aid Worker’s Defamation Conviction Upheld The 63rd IPDC Bureau gives support to 36 new local media development projects EuroDIG stakeholders acknowledge UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators G7 and UNESCO convene International Conference on girls’ and women’s empowerment through education UNESCO seeks nominations for the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019 New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’ Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert EU Court Condemns Poland’s Judicial Takeover Call for a deputy editor for the UNESCO Science Report 2020 Ceremony to award the Félix Houphouët-Boigny—UNESCO Peace Prize to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Russia: Environmentalist Faces Criminal Charges Internet cut in western Myanmar in latest retreat from democracy We went to a border detention center for children. What we saw was awful Multilateralism under threat Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying Trump’s "Deal of the Century" for Palestine Is a Sideshow Eritrea’s Human Rights Crisis Requires Ongoing Scrutiny Quebec’s Ban on Religious Clothing is Chilling: To Be Like Us, You Must Dress Like Us What Next for Australian ISIS Suspects? What Next for Australian ISIS Suspects? El Salvador: President Bukele pledges to respect human rights US – #WeeklyAddress: June 17 – June 23: Attendee at Trump rally arrested for assaulting Orlando Sentinel reporter ‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Australia’s Terrifying ‘Watch Houses’ Climate change, conflict and resilience: Debating humanitarian policy at a high-level roundtable in Amman We Must Consider the Full Spectrum of Durable Solutions to Effectively Address Needs of Displaced Government internet ban leaves parts of Myanmar ‘in a blackout’, UN expert calls for immediate lifting Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Palestine Is a Sideshow RSF urges Mauritania to restore mobile Internet Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief Cameroon: Video Shows Separatists Torturing Man Projects in Spain, France, Mexico, Portugal and Slovenia enter Best Practices Register for Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection UN Needs to Act Now to End Philippines Killings Americas: Stale politics must give way to decisive human rights action Australia: Protect Human Rights in Foreign Policy Letter to Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne Saudi Arabia: Religious Thinker on Trial for His Life Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ Many journalists injured during protest outside Georgian parliament Myanmar: New, upgraded family visit facility at Insein Prison to reduce strain of separation A Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic Facial Recognition Technology in US Schools Threatens Rights US-Africa Business Summit Ignores Human Rights Concerns A Terrible Week for Saudi’s MBS Shows Tide is Turning In the Central African Republic, War’s Most Forgotten Victims How 15 Minutes of Courtroom Drama Stopped UK Arms to Saudi Arabia President Should Free Mauritanian Jailed for Online Article Georgia: Police Use Teargas, Rubber Bullets Against Protesters Equatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group Joint Letter to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Dignified management of the dead: ASEAN Member States lay importance on first responders’ role Venezuela: High Commissioner Bachelet must recommend the creation of a Commission of Inquiry to the Human Rights Council Honduras: Amnesty International warns President Hernández about the deployment of the Armed Forces during protests Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Azerbaijani reporter facing possible life sentence on treason charge Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’: UN Coordinator Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea spurs UN expert to press Government 'to live up to its international commitments' Zimbabwe’s Marriage Reform Should Do More for Women UNESCO’s ROAM framework recognized by UN High-Level Panel Report on “digital interdependence” New Data for SDG 9.5 on Research and Development Outgoing Mauritanian president urged to free blogger before handing over Egypt suppresses domestic media coverage of Morsi death Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’, says senior UN envoy #JournalistsToo: UNESCO conference puts spotlight on online harassment of women journalists Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission French interior minister to study RSF proposals for better policing at protests ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment Dignified management of the dead: ASEAN Member States lay import on first responders’ role Hong Kong: Evidence of police violence against protesters verified Verified: Hong Kong police violence against peaceful protesters Canada Should Back Up Words With Action on Indigenous Rights Children at Risk in US Border Jails Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis Interview: Behind the Internet’s ‘Quiet Revolution’ US Shame on World Refugee Day Khashoggi murder ‘an international crime’, says UN-appointed rights investigator: Special in-depth UN News interview Renewed hope for livestock owners in Sudan Dialogue on persons missing in connection with 1990s and August 2008 armed conflicts continues Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘an international crime’, says UN-appointed rights investigator Congress should end massive phone records spying What Does Burundi Have To Hide? US: Police Found to Violate Fellow Officer’s Privacy Kenyan Police Disrupt Sudan Solidarity Protests Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey Ukrainian journalist dies of head injuries sustained in attack Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey A renewed hope for livestock owners in Sudan World Heritage Committee to meet in Baku (Azerbaijan) to examine inscription of new sites on World Heritage List Teachers unprepared for traumatized migrant and refugee students UK: Arms Sales to Saudis Suspended After Landmark Ruling Mozambique: End five-month arbitrary detention of refugees and asylum seekers Dialogue on the persons missing in connection with 1990s and August 2008 armed conflicts continues Colombian Government Downplays Murder of Community Leaders Video: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin in Turkey Video: Targeted Sanctions, Justice Key to Curb Abuses in Nicaragua Witness: Doctors Reveal What Nicaragua Tries to Hide Crackdown in Nicaragua Nicaragua: Targeted Sanctions, Justice Key to Curb Abuses Boys and girls make menstrual pads at their school’s gender club in Ethiopia Nicaragua: The government of Daniel Ortega violates its commitment to release all detainees One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims Joint statement of the Tripartite Commission Cambodia: Drop Radio Free Asia Case One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims ‘Now is the time to act’ for victims of violence in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council 18 New sites join UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves Ripple effect of sexual violence in conflict threatens ‘collective security’, stains ‘our common humanity’, says UN chief Saudi Arabia in spotlight as UN-appointed independent investigator publishes full Khashoggi findings RSF decries online attacks against The Intercept Brasil’s journalists US Congress Can Help Heal the Wounds of Slavery UN: Expert Seeks Criminal Probe of Khashoggi Murder UNESCO rallies experts and artists at the Château de Chambord in solidarity with Mosul Cambodian fixer tried on trumped-up charges Annual Report 2018 Over 40 gravesites to be excavated in search for missing people related to 1992-93 armed conflict in Abkhazia Somaliland urged to rescind closure of two TV stations Russia: Testimony extracted under torture used to jail Dagestani journalist Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin ASEAN: Don’t Whitewash Atrocities Against Rohingya I Funded My Own Twitter Troll With Taxpayer Dollars As Sudan Struggles, AU Should Press for Justice and Accountability Video: Targeted Sanctions, Justice Key to Curb Abuses in Nicaragua “I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me” Dominican Republic: Policies Fuel Teen Pregnancy Video: Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea Afghan Football Official Should Be Prosecuted Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Combating hate speech, DR Congo, antimicrobial resistance, peacekeeping, #ActNow for our planet Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’ says top UN relief official Notorious Militia Member Arrested in Southern Thailand Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Killing hate speech, DR Congo, antimicrobial resistance, peacekeeping, #ActNow for our planet Rights Groups Press Tanzania to Drop Pregnant Students’ Ban UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme names laureates of Young Scientists and Michel Batisse awards 63rd IPDC Bureau to take place on 19-20 June 2019 Hate speech ‘on notice’ as UN chief launches new plan to ‘identify, prevent and confront’ growing scourge Philippines: Spate of Killings of Leftist Activists Director-General condemns killing of journalist Norma Sarabia in Mexico Director-General urges justice for murder of journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti China: RSF demands the release of former Beijing News editor-in-chief Working together to protect health care across Asia-Pacific Integrating the law Two Bulgarian reporters subjected to absurd judicial probe Myanmar: La Min struggles with memory of losing cousin to landmine Guinea: Draconian Forced Evictions Myanmar/Bangladesh: Older people denied dignity in camps after facing military atrocities Egypt: Independently Investigate Morsy’s Death Dar Es Salaam UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis Film Shows Surge in Support for Intersex Autonomy US – #WeeklyAddress: June 10 – June 16: Sarah Sanders resigns as White House press secretary Young Pakistani blogger hacked to death in Islamabad suburb Two French reporters attacked by police, then arrested in CAR Igor Rudnikov’s release confirms that victories are possible in Russia ICRC position on the use of toxic chemicals as weapons for law enforcement Regional training to strengthen response to humanitarian needs held in Beirut Expert meeting report."Incapacitating chemical agents":Law enforcement, human rights law and policy perspectives Toxic chemicals as weapons for law enforcement Expert Meeting Report: Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Implications for International Law Occupation and other forms of administration of foreign territory Weapons and the international rule of law OP-ED: How Facebook’s sudden change hinders human rights investigations UNESCO stands up against the online harassment of women journalists Chinese diplomat Lu Shaye, the bane of Canadian media, appointed ambassador to France 10-year-old Radio Erena still the only source of independent news for Eritreans In Spain, People with Disabilities Are Trapped at Home Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Denied School Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week European Court Condemns Greece’s Migrant Kid Lockups Effort to Intimidate Human Rights Watch in Uzbekistan Global Call to Reform Japan’s Law on Transgender People Burkina Faso’s Atrocities in the Name of Security Will Help Terrorists’ Ranks “Money Slipped through My Fingers Like Water” The use of force in law enforcement operations Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lay the way for AI in Africa G20 summit : gesture needed from Saudis to recover place on international stage Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis Reconnecting travellers with their families during times of uncertainty in Venezuela Yemen: Attack on Saudi Airport Apparent War Crime UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators showcased at RightsCon 2019 Experts from all over the world to gather in Brest and at UNESCO for the protection of underwater heritage Another journalist murdered in Mexico, sixth in 2019 Israel: Palestinian journalist sentenced, five others pending trial Disparaging Film Review Can Mean Jail Time in Nepal UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council RightsCon 2019: UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators showcased as a tool for evidence-based policy making Liberian reporter arrested at football official’s behest Iraq: Displaced People Unable to Return Home Years After Battles Thailand: Authorities Punish Mockery of Junta Mexico City’s LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy Defense Policy Bill Should Require Reporting of Ex Gratia Payments Letter to the EU on Sudan Saudi Arabia/UAE: Join Landmine Ban Treaty Cradle to Grave: Discrimination Against Persons with Albinism in Mozambique Bolivia: Defenders at risk from accusations and threats by authorities Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Something to Celebrate in Russia US Should Focus on Rights Concerns in Tariffs Deal with Mexico Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’, UN expert says Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces Recognize, celebrate and ‘stand in solidarity’ with persons with albinism Thursday’s Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur UK Home Secretary gives green light to extradite Julian Assange to the US UK’s Grenfell Tower Families Still Waiting For Justice Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Justice Gap For Kosovo 20 Years On Governing body of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme to designate new Biosphere Reserves How Isabel was empowered to continue her education in indigenous Guatemala Hong Kong: Police must stop attacking journalists Mauritania: Allow Ex-Guantanamo Detainee to Travel Pakistan: TEDxIslamabad brings alive stories of struggles and triumphs Mozambique: Education Barriers for Children with Albinism Mexico to Deploy its National Guard to Confront Migrant Families Need to Treat Children Differently from Adults in the Federal Criminal Justice System To the UN Security Council: What Congress can do to end child labor in the US Gaza: Unlawful Attacks in May Fighting Letter to 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Eritrea Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges UNESCO ICT in Education Prize: call for nominations open to projects leveraging AI Operational update on Libya: Fierce fighting amid fears of protracted violence More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day Understanding of LGBT realities ‘non-existent’ in most countries, says UN expert Sudan: End Network Shutdown Immediately Hong Kong: Police Shouldn’t Use Excessive Force Burundi: Rampant Abuses Against Opposition UNESCO Conference tackles online harassment of female journalists Partnership for Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in Asia and the Pacific Hong Kong: Police must end excessive force against largely peaceful protest New paper busts myths about comprehensive sexuality education Ivan Golunov freed but at least six other journalists still held in Russia Detained Iranian journalists denied medical care Statement by HRW about Decree that Weakens Anti-Torture Body UN Security Council Finally Addresses Missing Persons in Conflict Botswana: High Court Strikes Down Sodomy Laws Testimony before US Congress on Ortega's Crackdown in Nicaragua Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers Submission to UN Human Rights Committee's Review of Tajikistan “There Is Enormous Suffering” China: International seminar shares best practices in managing emergency responses Justice Long Overdue for Bangladesh’s Disappeared New York State May Decriminalize Sex Work Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in Botswana The Issue of the Missing Must Be First and Foremost Humanitarian Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’, says Guterres Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice RSF Report: Western Sahara, A News Blackhole US – #WeeklyAddress: June 3 – June 9: Trump pushes boycott of CNN Uzbekistan: Release Retired Diplomat Nicaragua: US Should Impose Targeted Sanctions Sudan: Fresh evidence of government-sponsored crimes in Darfur shows drawdown of peacekeepers premature and reckless Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same sex relations should inspire other African countries RSF REPORT : WESTERN SAHARA, A NEWS BLACK HOLE Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny Hong Kong: RSF and NGO coalition demand bill threatening journalists to be withdrawn RSF urges Japan to give back passports to ex-hostage journalists UN: Halt Handover to Abusive Forces in Sudan Senegal: Unchecked Abuses in Quranic Schools What Life is Like When Abortion is Banned The disastrous roll-out of the UK's digital welfare system is harming those most in need MSC's Revised Chain of Custody Certification Fails to Adequately Address Forced Labor and Child Labor in Seafood Supply Chains UK Should Get Serious About Defending Human Rights Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS conduct management of the dead training H.E.L.P. - Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises A Bloody Ramadan in Thailand’s Deep South Monday’s Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo Mali: Despicable killings of civilians must be investigated Mozambique: Education Barriers for Children with Albinism Nazarbayev's Hand-Picked Successor Declared Winner in Kazakhstan 3 Get Life Terms for Rape, Murder of 8-Year-Old in Indian Kashmir US Official Urges Ending Kosovo Trade Taxes Against Serbia Government: 95 Dead in Latest Massacre to Hit Central Mali Pope Says Wants to Visit Iraq in 2020 Pakistan Arrests Former President Zardari on Corruption Charge Top Iran Diplomat Warns US it Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe' Russian Newspapers Team Up With Joint Statement Questioning Golunov Arrest Netherlands Vegetable Seed Developer Wins World Food Prize Chinese-Australian MP Makes History in Australia Australian Emissions Rise Again. Malawi Broadcasters Slam Freeze on Call-In Shows Race to be Britain's Next Leader Begins, Dominated by Brexit Chechen Rights Defender Titiyev Granted Early Release on Parole Trump Threatens New China Tariffs if Xi Doesn't Talk Trade with Him Warren Challenges Sanders' For Progressives' Support Virginia City to Divest Budget Funds From Fossil Fuels Trump Announces Additional Unspecified Mexico Deal Hong Kong Pushes Forward with Extradition Bill Despite Protest Bangladesh PM Attacks Myanmar Over Rohingya Deadlock H.E.L.P. - A training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises Award for Disability Rights Work China Will Treat US Drones as Move to Dent its Contested Maritime Claims Indonesia Warns of Further Eruptions After Volcano Spews Ash 'Hadestown' Captures 8 Tony Awards, Including Best Musical Ex-Boston Slugger David Ortiz Shot at Dominican Republic Bar Hong Kong: Final “Umbrella Nine” pro-democracy activist sentenced Nigeria: Widespread Violence Ushers in President’s New Term Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS conduct Dead Body Management training Massive Anti-Graft Protests Rock Haiti; 2 Dead How One Couple Believes Chai Can Unite People Dangerous Levels of Antibiotics Found in World's Rivers National Cathedral Pairs Fundraiser With Love of Legos Hundreds of Thousands in Hong Kong Protest Extradition Bill Hundreds Arrested in Kazakhstan Election Protests Haiti Rocked by Mass Anti-Graft Rallies; 1 Dead Moldovan Court Ousts President, New Elections Called 137 Years After Construction Began, Spanish Church Gets Building Permit Power Cut to Thousands of Californians Amid Wildfire Threat Trump, Lopez Obrador Tout Migrant Accord Trump, Mexico's Lopez Obrador Tout Migrant Accord Crackdown on Presidential Election Protests in Kazakhstan Trump Confident New Migrant Pact with Mexico Will Succeed King of Clay: Nadal Wins 12th French Open Title Haiti Rocked by Mass Anti-Graft Rallies June 9, 2019 Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Indian Prime Minister Visits Maldives, Sri Lanka Sudan Police Fire Tear Gas to Break Up Protests Protesters Fill Hong Kong Streets Over Proposed Extradition Law US Treasury Chief: Trump 'Perfectly Happy' to Tax More Chinese Imports Boris Johnson to EU: I Won't Pay Unless Deal Improved Sudan's Protesters Launch General Strike After Crackdown Dozens Detained In Kazakhstan as Nazarbaev's Chosen Successor Set to Win Election China Creates System to Protect Its Technology Mexican President Says Immigration Deal with US Will Protect Migrant Rights Search and Recovery Operations Continue After Dutch Boat Crash Amazon Set to Begin Drone Package Delivery For These Students, Learning Is a Laughing Matter US Recruits Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals Satellites Monitoring Air Health Official Tells Florida Democrats to Expect Recount in 2020 For These Students, Learning Is a Laughing Matter Modi Visits Maldives, Signaling India's Return as Key Ally Nazarbayev Ally Set to Win Kazakh Vote as Hundreds Protest Cambodia: Holding a Media Summit Without Media Freedom High Wind Delays Retrieval of Climbers' Bodies in India Sudan Protesters Call for Civil Disobedience Pakistan PM Khan Offers Reconciliation in Letter to India's Modi Albania's President Cancels Elections, Citing Tense Climate Nicaraguan Lawmakers OK Amnesty for Crimes During Protests Sir Winston Comes From Behind to Win Belmont Stakes Mexico-US Deal Leaves Questions, Concerns About Migration Abuse Crisis Tops Southern Baptists' Agenda Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention to Issue Trade Experts Unruffled About Rare Earth Minerals Supply US Carrier in Persian Gulf Region Seen as Clear Signal to Iran Border Agent Saves Pair From Bee Attack in Texas Warren to Activists: 'Time for Small Ideas Is Over' Hillary Clinton's Youngest Brother Dies Australian Barty Wins 1st Major at French Open Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research NSC Deputy: Kosovo's 100% Tariff on Serbian Goods Risks Setback Sex abuse crisis tops Agenda as Southern Baptists Convene Smithsonian Museum Wows With Fossils Going Back Billions of Years Smithsonian Museum Wows with Fossils Going Back Billions of Years Cargo of N. Korean Coal Adrift Near Vietnam House Committees to Hold Hearings on Mueller Report on Russia Probe Libyan Coast Guard Intercepts 22 Migrants Venezuela's Economic and Political Crisis Exacts Heaviest Price on Children With Mexico Deal Done, US Urges China to Resume Trade Talks G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech Conservatives Battle to Replace Theresa May Olivia Colman Gets Royal Honor Ahead of Debut in 'The Crown' Thousands Flee Devastating Floods in South-West Libya US, Mexico Reach Deal on Migration, Averting Tariffs US, China Talk Trade at G-20 Finance Meeting California Utility Turns Off Electricity to Cut Wildfire Risk Hong Kong Makes Last Push to Scrap Extradition Bill Federally Insured Banks Largely Off-Limits to Cannabis Business Deaths at Tracks Put Horse Racing Under Scrutiny Will Native American Veterans’ Memorial Neglect Some Service Members? NASA: Space Travel for Private Citizens Is Coming G20 Finance Ministers to Push Ahead on ‘Digital Tax’ Jailed Citgo Executives to Stand Trial in Venezuela International Grads Offer Insight to Other Foreign Scholars Homeless College Students Find Refuge at California Shelter Former Jihadi Launches Counter-Jihadi Magazine About 8,000 Ethiopian Jews Waiting to Immigrate to Israel Amos Toh Tunisia: Café Owner Jailed Over Ramadan Hours Geneva Conventions: Even wars have limits Trump Criticizes NASA Moon Mission After Promoting It Earlier Two Execs Out as Uber Stock Sputters Norway Mediation Effort in Venezuela's Crisis Slows Haiti Braces for Anti-Corruption Protests Sunday Trump Announces Deal With Mexico Averting Tariffs FedEx Ends Amazon’s FedEx Express Plane Service 'I Was Wrong' Says Officer Who Shot 911 Caller Gets 12 1/2-years Judge Makes 'Remedies' in War Crimes Case Blasts Kill Soldiers, Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan Explainer: Iranian Supreme Leader's Hidden Administration Ethiopian PM Attempts Mediation of Sudan Crisis Trade War Clouds Outlook as Finance Chiefs Meet in Japan US Legislators Seek Answers on Boeing 737 Max Defect Putin Open to Talks With Ukraine's New President (Im)migration Weekly Recap, June 2-7 Is IS Gaining Foothold in Mozambique? Five Countries to Join UN Security Council Ranks in January Friday’s Daily Brief: electronic hopes and fears, Security Council elections, updates from Libya, Syria, Australia and the Philippines June 7, 2019 Latin Lovers Tune In: Vatican Broadcasts News in Language of Ancient Rome Venezuelan Leader Cabello in Cuba on Unannounced Trip US Starts 'Unwinding' Turkey from F-35 Fighter Jet Program Malawi Protesters Clash with Police as Election Results Challenged Liberian Leader Tested by Mass Anti-Government Protest New Bridge Slashes Travel Times in South Sudan Bomb Blast Kills 4 Soldiers in NW Pakistan Women and football: #ChangeTheGame - towards gender equality in sports Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centres Accountability in Sudan ‘crucial’ to avoid ‘further bloodshed’, says UN rights office Refugee Agencies Urge EU to Improve Migrant Efforts in Libya Prominent Investigative Journalist Detained in Russia O'Rourke Campaigns With His Wife as He Struggles With Women New York Man Arrested in Alleged Times Square Grenade Plot Journalists in Jail? Australia Weighs Implications of Police Raids on Media Northwest Syria Battles Rage After Rebel Counterattack Africa 54 Malawi Opposition Supporters Clash with Police as Election Results Challenged Right Wing Rises in Rainbow Nation New US Sanctions Target Iran's Petrochemical Industry Attacks on Civilians, Infrastructure in Syria Might Be War Crimes Abductions May Be Rising in Ghana UNESCO at France’s national conference of local radio Russia: Well-known Moscow reporter arrested on dubious drug charge Investigative Journalist is Detained in Russia on Suspicion of Drug Possession US, Russia Blame Each Other for Near Collision in E. China Sea US Commander Says Mideast Buildup Prompted Iran 'Step Back' US Jobs Growth Slows Sharply UK's Brexit Party Narrowly Defeated in Key Electoral Test Teens Graduate in California Town Nearly Destroyed by Fire UN Experts Seek Inquiry Into 'Unlawful' Killings in Philippines Syria Uses Familiar Tactic in Rebel Idlib: Bombing Civilians UN: Venezuela Exodus Surpasses 4 Million Facebook Stops Huawei From Pre-Installing Its Apps on Phones VOA Our Voices 128: Competing with Gendered Sports Research: Russian Disinformation on YouTube Draws Ads, Lacks Warnings Putin Says US Unilateralism Undermines Global Trade Russian prosecutor seeks ten years in a camp for well-known editor Ethiopia’s Abiy in Sudan to Broker Talks Russia Accuses US Warship of Close Call in East China Sea Counterterrorism Aid Brings US, Philippines Closer after Years of Doubt Stitching Stories of Sexual Violence and Survival Stitching Stories of Sexual Violence and Survival As Tariff Threat Looms, US-Mexico Discuss Migration Russia Says US Warship Nearly Caused Collision in E. China Sea West and Central Africa: New Amnesty International film documents the courage of human rights defenders German intelligence agencies to be allowed to hack media Investigations and Monitoring Needed in Response to Sudan Violence Factbox: What Will May’s Successor do About Brexit? Floods, Major Storms, Wildfires Take Psychological Toll on Survivors May Steps Down as Leader of Britain’s Conservative Party How Communities Can Survive Floods, Major Storms, Wildfires In Reversal, Biden Opposes Ban on Federal Money for Abortion Harlem Remembers 'Queen Of Swing' Norma Miller Seaweed Could Help Produce Biodegradable Plastic Climate activists Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement honoured with top Amnesty International award Celebrating 30 Years of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival History Shows Why Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech Can Threaten Rights DR Congo: No Justice for 2014 Massacre Human Rights Watch Film Festival 30th Anniversary Trailer Honduras: Abortion Ban’s Dire Consequences Life or Death Choices for Women Living Under Honduras’ Abortion Ban For Rohingya Refugees, There’s No Return in Sight Journalists Say They Are Under Attack in Nigeria Around 23 million boys have married before reaching 15; ‘we can end this violation’ says UNICEF chief US Measles Cases Pass 1,000 Mark for 2019 US Opens Mass Shelter in Texas for Migrant Children 'Dr. John,' Funky New Orleans 'Nite-Tripper' Musician, Dies NASA: Just Binoculars Needed to See Jupiter's Largest Moons WHO: 1 Million STD Cases Diagnosed Every Day Trump Calls for Iran Talks as Allies Announce Rare Tehran Visits UAE, Norway, Saudi Arabia: ‘State Actor’ Likely Attacked Oil Tankers Human Rights Watch Mourns Loss of Herb Sandler Former Deputy in Parkland Shooting Out of Jail on Reduced Bail California's Largest Wildfire Was Started by Hammer Sparks Agency Watchdog Slams Conditions at ICE Detention Facilities China's Panda Diplomacy Comes to Moscow Huawei CFO Will Challenge Extradition, Company Says Gay Tour Group Stirs Controversy in Ethiopia Global Travelers' Lungs Affected in Polluted Cities, Study Finds Missouri Secretary of State Blocks Referendum on 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law T. Rex Finds Dangerous Meal as Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall Reopens US Not Satisfied With Mexican Steps to Curb Migrant Surge Services Begin for 12 Victims of Virginia Beach Shooting Trump Hails ‘Unbreakable’ Transatlantic Bond At D-Day Ceremony Doctors Alarmed that Flu Killed Detained Migrant Teen 1 Dead Amid Flooding, Possible Tornadoes in Louisiana June 6, 2019 IMF: US Trade Wars Are Risk to America's Economy D-Day Aside, Trump Assails Targets Back Home US Authorities to Finally Check 2016 NC Poll Books for Hacking R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to 11 More Sex-Related Charges Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Draws Revelers, Police