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  • Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic

    Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The men came to the village in the Central African Republic at dawn, armed with Kalashnikovs, machetes and knives. A 55-year-old father of 10 hid in tall grass and watched in horror as the attackers handed his children and...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'E-Team'

    The valiant and vital work of four globetrotting human rights activists is expertly illuminated in "E-Team," a dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verite. Risking life and limb to investigate atrocities in Syria and Libya and bring them to the...
  • First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task

    First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lawmakers in the Central African Republic on Monday elected the country's first female leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim president to take on the daunting job of halting sectarian killings, stabilizing a paralyzed...
  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
  • Rights group denounces Afghan call for stoning of adulterers

    Rights group denounces Afghan call for stoning of adulterers
    Human Rights Watch reported from Kabul on Monday that the Afghan government is pondering a return to Taliban-era punishment of adultery with death by stoning and called on President Hamid Karzai to "reject this proposal out of hand." A spokesman for the...
  • France to send troops to Central African Republic as violence spreads

    France to send troops to Central African Republic as violence spreads
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- French officials said Tuesday that they would deploy troops to the Central African Republic amid reports of violent chaos and warnings that the country could be sliding toward a sectarian civil war. The French force would...
  • Help raise money for Philippine typhoon victims by surfing the Web

    Help raise money for Philippine typhoon victims by surfing the Web
    Starting this weekend, users can help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by simply surfing the Web. Tab for a Cause, the organization behind a Web browser extension that donates money to charity every time users open a new...
  • After president's first year, Mexico still a mess by many measures

    MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico. But...
  • New unrest hits Cairo as protesters denounce student killing

    CAIRO -- Thousands of protesting university students took to the streets of Cairo on Sunday, underscoring the growing role of college campuses as a hotbed of anti-government sentiment. The protesters were denouncing the death of a student in a...
  • Syria keeps up deadly air offensive in Aleppo

    Syrian government airstrikes pounded the country's northern province of Aleppo for a ninth straight day Monday, killing more than 50 people as residents braced for more bombings, activists said. The sustained air offensive has left 300 to 500 people...
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • A precarious time for Afghan women

    A precarious time for Afghan women
    Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live. The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven children with little...