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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards. The Polish government requested the review late last year after new laws regulating the constitutional court sparked street protests and the concerns of ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country's first special envoy for human rights. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — the so-called Pacific solution — to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach Australia by boat.

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8 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Controversial minister to become Australia’s rights envoy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country’s first special envoy for human rights. Philip Ruddock is Australia’s longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to 2003. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — […]

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party. Parliament chairman Mann Win Khaing Than announced that the upper house, the lower House and ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

Rescuers also found signs of life from a 28-year-old woman who is a migrant worker and an 8-year-old girl, both conscious but trapped in the fifth-floor section, according to a notice posted at a rescue information center on site. More than 100 people are believed to be still buried in the collapsed building from a disaster that struck during the ...

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