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'Kosovo's Mandela' Adem Demaci dies

'Kosovo's Mandela' Adem Demaci dies

Rights activist Adem Demaci who spent 28 years behind bars in Tito's Yugoslavia for speaking out about discrimination against ethnic Albanians -- earning him the nickname Kosovo's Mandela -- has died at the age of 82.Born in 1936, his long years in jail unde

Serena claims 'discrimination' over drug tests

Serena claims 'discrimination' over drug tests

Serena Williams claims she is the victim of "discrimination" by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.At Wimbledon Williams slammed "shocking" treatment over excessive targeting from testers in the run-up to the second Grand Slam of

Elton John blasts 'bigoted' nations for hampering AIDS fight

Elton John blasts 'bigoted' nations for hampering AIDS fight

Elton John Tuesday blasted Russia and eastern Europe governments for "discrimination against gays" saying such bigotry was thwarting the fight against AIDS, as scientists announced disappointing results in the quest for a cure.In a sudden tirade at the secon

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.Arab lawmakers and Palestinians called the law "racist" and said it le

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the country's n

US investigates possible gender bias at Uber

US investigates possible gender bias at Uber

Uber is facing a federal investigation on alleged discrimination against women working at the smartphone-summoned ride service, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.The US Equal Opportunity Commission began the probe in August of last year focusing on