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  • 'The Good Lie's' improbable Hollywood journey

    'The Good Lie's' improbable Hollywood journey
    For all of Hollywood’s commitment to social causes, there are few suggestions that stop an entertainment-industry conversation in its tracks faster than “Let's finance a movie about immigrants and a distant conflict." Yet when “The...
  • Mexico agrees to investigate mass killing by army

    Shortly after the Mexican army killed 22 people in what it described as a fierce gun battle with an armed gang, the governor of the state where the incident occurred praised the military for its actions. The army has courageously and tirelessly...
  • Hundreds of Russian volunteers help rebels in Ukraine -separatist leader

    DONETSK (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian volunteers are supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine, offering them vital experience in battle tactics and training to attack Ukrainian forces, a top rebel leader said. Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the...
  • U.N. torture inspectors say barred from Azerbaijan jails

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights team looking into complaints of torture in Azerbaijan said on Wednesday it had cut short its investigations because it had been stopped from visiting some government detention centres. In a statement...
  • Flogging Molly, Celtic-punkers, returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center; G Love show also set

    Flogging Molly, Celtic-punkers, returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center; G Love show also set
    One of the music acts that drew a near-sellout crowd to Sands Bethlehem Event Center during its opening week in 2012 is scheduled to return. Celtic-punk band Flogging Molly, which drew a standing crowd of about 3,000 to the center for its last show,...
  • Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official...
  • Nigeria police have special 'torture officers': Amnesty

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Torture is so common in Nigeria's police force that many police stations have a designated officer to carry out atrocities such as pulling teeth, choking, raping and delivering electric shocks to detainees, Amnesty International said...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Holder pledges to 'follow the facts' in civil rights probe of Ferguson shooting

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday formally opened a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, as well as a cooperative reform effort with the St. Louis County Police Department. The federal probe that...
  • Seoul reminds citizens of North Korea flag ban

    SEOUL (Reuters) - With the opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games just one week away, South Korea's government issued a stern reminder to its citizens on Friday that they are banned from carrying the North Korean flag. Seoul's Unification Ministry...
  • Thai junta tells rights group to 'get its facts straight'

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ruling junta urged Amnesty International to "get its facts straight" after the human rights group issued a scathing appraisal of 100 days under military rule.     The military had created a "climate of fear" since seizing...
  • Amnesty says evidence both sides committed war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group's secretary general, Salil...