Daisy Guzman

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Syria is blocking aid to thousands of its civilians, UN is warned

Even as President Bashar al-Assad says he is "open" to "dialogue", his government continues to besiege tens of thousands of civilians, who are at risk of starvation and death<p>The <b>Syrian regime</b> is preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of its citizens, and "concrete" …

Middle East

Kindergartener Allegedly Barred From School Because She Has Two Moms

Her parents say they are now planning to file a civil rights lawsuit against the school.<p>A California Christian school is feeling the heat after reportedly rejecting a kindergarten student because she has two moms.<p>Sheena and Lashaune, who have asked that their last names not be used, say a pastor at …

A healthy environment is a human right

For all its flaws, the United Nations remains the only plausible forum for engaging broad global challenges like sustainable development. The most important environmental achievements of the past 40 years – the rise of environmental awareness, the birth of key ideas such as sustainability or the …

Sustainability

In China’s “other Tibet,” Xi Jinping is using human rights rhetoric to oppress an entire people

Twenty years ago, Beijing hosted a landmark international summit on women’s rights. This weekend, China’s president Xi Jinping reiterated his country’s “commitment to gender equality and women’s development.”<p>These are bold words, but they ring hollow. Because for 60 years, China has used the …

Montreal human trafficking case

A man in his 20s is facing charges in connection with a human trafficking investigation conducted in Montreal and Toronto.<p>The investigation began in …

This Artist Wants to Change the Way Women See Their Bodies

Yung Cheng Lin's photography can be hard to look at, but so interesting.<p>Taiwanese photographer Yung Cheng Lin has created a powerful photo series all about womanhood, in a thought-provoking look at what it is like growing up and learning to love your body.<p>Covering issues like sexuality, …

RSPCA prosecution powers 'to be examined by MPs'

<b>The RSPCA's powers to prosecute people for animal abuse are to be investigated by MPs, the BBC has learned.</b><p>The inquiry will examine whether the charity should be allowed to both investigate and prosecute cases of animal cruelty.<p>Neil Parish, chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select …

Pedophile Writes Controversial Essay Explaining He Is Not a Child Molester

"I'm not the monster you think me to be."<p>An essay written by a confessed pedophile is causing controversy online, as he claims pedophilia is a "sexual orientation" and not necessarily the same as being a child molester.<p>"My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he writes on <i>Salon</i>. "I've been …

Abused dog owner Bustamante arrested

How these 75-plus murals have turned three L.A. alleys into an outdoor art gallery

In the throes of a sweltering heat wave near downtown L.A., Jason Ostro wanders sun-baked alleyways off Beverly Boulevard that until recently had been strewn with litter, discarded mattresses and rusty bikes, and he beams at the new explosion of color around him.<p>Ostro’s the Alley Project has …

Paralyzed Man Becomes First To ‘Feel’ With Sophisticated Hand Prosthetic

It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand<p>A 28-year-old man, paralyzed due to a spinal injury, was able to feel a physical sensation thanks to a hand prosthetic attached to his brain, DARPA announced on Friday. Though neuroprosthetics have become very advanced in recent years, …

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