Christie’s to auction pink diamond that could fetch $50M

Europe 11/08/18, 21:20

Christie's puts under the hammer next week the largest fancy vivid pink diamond that the famed auction house has ever sold, expecting to fetch $30 million to $50 million for the nearly 19-carat, rectangular-cut gemstone.The "Pink Legacy" will be the standout offering at Christie's fall jewelry auction in Geneva on ...

Uighurs’ supporters march as China faces rights review at UN

China 11/06/18, 04:42

Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority are demonstrating in Geneva as the U.N.'s top human rights body examines the country's rights record in a regular review.Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch want the Human Rights Council to press Chinese authorities on issues like use of mass detention centers in the ...

UN human rights body creates team to document Myanmar abuses

World 09/27/18, 14:07

The U.N.'s top human rights body agreed Thursday to set up a team to collect evidence of alleged crimes committed in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims and others since 2011, information that one day could be used to prosecute suspected perpetrators.The 47-member Human Rights Council voted 35-3 to create an "independent ...

Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

News 09/19/18, 10:45

The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.Red Cross teams have resorted to training civil protection volunteers ...

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