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UN Human Rights Committee Worried about Canada’s Anti-terror Bill

Demonstrators attend a protest on a national day of action against Bill C-51, the government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, March 14, 2015.

On Thursday, United Nations Human Rights Committee raised concerns about Canada’s new anti-terror legislation (Bill C-51) saying it could run afoul of international human rights standards. The Anti-Terrorism Act, which passed by the Parliament in June, eases for intelligence officers, border guards and law enforcement officials monitoring and arresting potential terror suspects in Canada. The law also could potentially be …

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Egypt: Militants kill five in Sinai, military probes sea attack


Militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula shot and killed five Egyptian conscripts on Thursday, as the Egyptian army searched for eight missing servicemen, lost after an attack on a navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. According to security officials, the military had carried out air strikes in the Sinai Peninsula, killing three members of militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis. Additionally, 16 …

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Ottawa gunman’s mother says son was not radicalized, acted out of despair


The mother of Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who shot down a soldier in Ottawa recently, claims that her son’s actions were in despair and expressed doubt over his radicalization. Zehaf-Bibeau killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before being killed in a gunfight with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and security personnel at the Parliament Building. According to Postmedia …

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Baghdad: Twin blasts in election rally kill 28, ISIL claims attack


On Friday, twin bomb attacks in a Shiite political rally killed 28 people in the city of Baghdad, as Iraq prepares for parliamentary elections on Wednesday next week. Campaigning for the polls has reached a fever pitch, as this would be the first time such a poll will be held after US troops withdrew from the country in 2011. Prime …

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