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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Desk Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the […]

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human NEW DELHI – A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttaranchal High Court in Uttarakhand state ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded […]

Canadians form human chain around mosque in show of solidarity with Muslims

Canadians form human chain around mosque in show of solidarity with Muslims

In a show of solidarity with the Muslim community, dozens of people formed a protective “human chain” around the Ottawa Mosque in Canada’s capital city before Friday prayers, after six died in a shooting in Quebec City. The gesture delivered a strong message of condemning racism, division, and Islamophobia. People arriving for Friday prayers and […]

Nearly 500 arrested in California human trafficking raids

Nearly 500 arrested in California human trafficking raids

NEW YORK (Yes News) – Almost 500 people were arrested in a crackdown on human trafficking in California, police said on Wednesday, in raids that also led to the rescue of more than 50 victims, including children. Police said they had rescued 28 children, some of whom had been reported missing, and also 27 adults […]

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Mapmaking has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years. It is believed that the human activity of graphically representing one’s perception of his world is a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually all other forms of written communication. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, […]

Ernest Zacharevic’s Playful Street Art

Ernest Zacharevic’s Playful Street Art

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has been transforming the streets of Penang, Malaysia with a brilliant series of interactive murals. These murals combine a mixture of painted figures and found objects, like a couple of adorable children riding on a bicycle or a giant portrait of a girl pushing herself up on two windows. These iconic, […]

Trou de Fer Gorge in The Island of Reunion

Trou de Fer Gorge in The Island of Reunion

Trou de Fer is one of the most spectacular sights of La Reunion, a French island lying some 650 km off Madagascar’s east coast, close to Mauritius. It’s a gorge about a thousand feet deep between two cirques at the bottom of which flows the Bras de Caverne River. The canyon has two distinct parts […]

Paintings Made With Human Blood by Vinicius Quesada

Paintings Made With Human Blood by Vinicius Quesada

Vinicius Quesada is a talented street artist from Brazil who likes to add a shock value to his artwork. His series entitled Blood Piss Blues were created using exactly what it says – blood and urine. The Brazilian street artist makes incredibly detailed psychedelic art of violent geishas, smoking monkeys, and other apocalyptic and imagery. […]