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- As international leaders address Syria, Iran at UN’s General Assembly, advocates call for protections for domestic workers
- IPCC climate change report calls for “substantial” cuts to emissions, charts record warming
- Lawmakers seek to delay health care reform as government shut down looms
- In Argentina, transgender people continue fight for rights more than a year after landmark bill
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- Sudan fuel subsidy demonstrations continue amid protester deaths
- Bomb blast in Peshawar targets government workers
- Pakistan makes case against drones at UN, while protesters gather outside
- California governor signs domestic workers bill of rights
- Court rules same-sex marriages legal in New Jersey
As international leaders address Syria, Iran at UN’s General Assembly, advocates call for protections for domestic workersFri, 09/27/2013 - 13:58
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The international group at the Hague that oversees the treaty banning chemical weapons said today it could send inspectors to Syria as early as next week. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is also considering a proposal from the US and Russia that calls for the completion of inspections and the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria by November. This comes after the five permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed Thursday on a draft resolution on Syria.
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A major climate change report released today by UN scientists has found that human influence is the dominant cause of climate change and calls for “substantial and sustained reductions” in greenhouse gas emissions in order to avert serious consequences. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report outlines alarming trends in warming oceans, increasing droughts and heat waves and rapid sea level rise. For more, we’re joined by Meena Raman, the climate change negotiations expert with the Third World Network.
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Today in Washington, the Senate narrowly passed a bill to keep the government funded through mid-December and restore funding to the Affordable Care Act that had been stripped out by the House earlier this week. Now, the House will either take up this bill or a competing one over the weekend. As the threat of a government shutdown looms next week, some lawmakers are still attempting to attach riders to the bills including deep cuts to government spending, the weakening of environmental protections and a one-year delay to the health care reform.
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More than a year after Argentina passed a bill allowing transgender people to change their legal names and genders, many still experience obstacles to voting, health care and education. In Buenos Aires, Eilís O’Neill reports on the ongoing fight for these basic rights.
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- Senate bill would restrict NSA spying powers, open surveillance court to more oversight
- California prisoners challenge solitary confinement in federal court
- Amid deadly sectarian attacks, Iraqis outline path of social justice, human rights at Baghdad forum
- Ciudad Juárez Series Part 2: Visual art, hip hop and other art forms aid a community's path toward peace