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  • Egypt sentences group of 529 to death

    Egypt sentences group of 529 to death
    CAIRO — Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously...
  • 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...
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot

    Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot
    The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,”...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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&#...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...