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  • At least one demonstrator reportedly is killed in clashes in Egypt

    At least one demonstrator reportedly is killed in clashes in Egypt
    CAIRO – At least one demonstrator was killed Friday in clashes between supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and security forces outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard, news reports said. An ambulance medic said he...
  • Rights group: Myanmar policy discriminates against Muslims

    NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
  • Boat capsizes off Myanmar; dozens missing and feared dead

    NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
  • Egypt unrest: Troops open fire on ex-President Morsi's supporters

    Egypt unrest: Troops open fire on ex-President Morsi's supporters
    CAIRO – Egyptian troops opened fire Friday on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as they demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard, where Morsi was reported to be under military arrest, witnesses reported. Witnesses...
  • Myanmar panel proposes measures to ease ethnic tensions

    NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
  • U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit

    U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit
    XINING, China -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, paid a rare visit to Tibet this week as human rights advocates blasted the Chinese government’s policy of luring Tibetan nomads into concrete housing projects with little job opportunities....
  • Victor Carranza dies at 77; 'Emerald King' of Colombia

    Victor Carranza dies at 77; 'Emerald King' of Colombia
    Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77. Officials...
  • Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence

    Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence
    CAIRO — Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spymaster and a confidant of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, died Thursday in a U.S. hospital, months after his unsuccessful presidential bid to restore the old guard to power after a national revolution, state...
  • Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record

    MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
  • Human rights experts, activists push for ban on 'killer robots'

    "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
  • Russian lawmakers move to keep information on homosexuality from kids

    Russian lawmakers move to keep information on homosexuality from kids
    MOSCOW – Despite opposition from human rights activists, Russia’s lower house of parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban providing children with information on homosexuality. The lower house, or State Duma, voted...
  • Use of torture by authorities has risen in Mexico, groups say

    MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico. They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...