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  • Pete Seeger's 'Forever Young' music video goes viral

    Pete Seeger's 'Forever Young' music video goes viral
    Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger did many, many things during his 94 years, but there’s one thing he did just once: make a music video. That video of Seeger singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” has gone viral in the wake of...
  • Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official

    Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official
    CAIRO -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a police general outside his home in the capital, state media reported, in the rare targeting of a senior member of Egypt’s security establishment.   The slain man was identified by the state-...
  • Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be

    Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be
    South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014. Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...
  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
  • Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display "callous disregard" for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report called "Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive...
  • Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'

    Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights. But Ugandan...
  • How do you say 'Attica! Attica! Attica!' in Norwegian?

     
    Story: LONDON — Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who methodically hunted down and shot dozens of young people at a summer camp in Norway, has threatened to mount a hunger strike if his prison conditions don&#...
  • Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers

     Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers
    The Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, flush with oil riches and seeking to push its way to the front of the international stage, is in the midst of an enormous, decade-long building boom to construct facilities and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup...
  • A casualty of Africa's war on gays

    DOUALA, Cameroon — For Cameroonian Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, being gay came with a prison sentence, and ultimately, a death sentence. A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to Jean-Claude, my dear friend and client. He died at the age of 35 in his...
  • Pussy Riot Pair Arrested in Sochi: Report

    LONDON -- Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been arrested in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics are taking place. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said they had been held in the town center on suspicion of a criminal offense,...
  • South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea

    South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea
    SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s. Prosecutors...
  • Berlin Golden Bear Goes to China's 'Black Coal, Thin Ice,' Jury Prize to 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    BERLIN -- Diao Yinan's Chinese noir drama "Black Coal, Thin Ice" won the Berlinale's Golden Bear on Saturday. In what has been a seeming tradition in recent years, the festival jury, headed this year by James Schamus, spread the goods far and wide,...