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  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Saudi Arabia executes five men for drug possession, murder

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed four men for possession of hashish on Monday and another man for murder on Tuesday, local media reported, taking to 18 the number of people it has put to death in two weeks, prompting alarm from rights groups....
  • Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive. Irom...
  • Rights groups say Israeli ban hinders Gaza investigation

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organizations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters. Amnesty International...
  • As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week. But as he pushes Americans to invest...
  • Video appears to show Nigeria troops slitting Boko Haram suspects' throats

    Video appears to show Nigeria troops slitting Boko Haram suspects' throats
    LAGOS - Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria's military is battling an...
  • Robin Williams 'stood up for me,' recalls 'Mrs. Doubtfire' co-star

    Among the reactions to the death of Robin Williams this week, a note posted online by one of his co-stars is gaining attention for its insight into the late comedian's loyalty. Lisa Jakub, a former child actor who starred alongside Williams in the...
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...
  • Kurds from Turkey, Syria enter Iraq to battle Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish forces pushed Tuesday to retake territory they lost over the weekend to the Islamic State in a major counteroffensive that will test the ability of the best-trained military force in Iraq to confront the radical Islamist group....
  • Questions regarding the value of life and international law

    Unlike most Palestinians, I don't believe that Israel attempts to kill a maximum number of Palestinian civilians, especially children. At the same time, I don't accept the Israeli claims that Hamas militants use Palestinian civilians as human shields. Yet...
  • Philly police make arrest in killing of 3-year-old girl

    PHILADELPHIA — Police late Saturday charged a man in the killing of a 3-year-old girl as she was getting her hair braided on her Grays Ferry porch the night before. The death of Tynirah Borum — one of five people hit in the blaze of gunfire...
  • Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo

    Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo
    The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor. Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors after he leaked details about NSA surveillance practices, was...