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  • Jailed journalist says Egypt to blame if hunger strike kills him

    Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike. The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
  • Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

    Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says

    Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission. The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
  • Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description

    Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description
    Critics of the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have characterized the five as dangerous extremists whose release could endanger U.S. security. Sen....
  • Netflix Adds 'E-Team' to Documentary Lineup, Hoping for Another Shot at Oscar

    Netflix has another Oscar hopeful in its quiver. The streaming-video service has acquired worldwide rights to "E-Team," a documentary about four Human Rights Watch workers who are the first-responders on the scene investigating abuse allegations in Syria...
  • China rearms Beijing beat police after series of stabbing attacks

    The guns are back in China. Armed police patrols started rolling on the streets of Beijing on Monday, the Ministry of Public Security announced, in order to protect the city from "armed mobs, sexual violence and terrorist attacks." The special...
  • NYPD limits use of condoms seized from sex workers as evidence

    Condoms no longer will be seized from sex workers for use as evidence in prostitution cases, police announced Monday in a move that officials say should help prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among people at high risk of...
  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...
  • Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster

    Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster
    As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey's deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive after a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster....
  • Debate grows over proposal for CIA to turn over drones to Pentagon

    Debate grows over proposal for CIA to turn over drones to Pentagon
    Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged. Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
  • Search for victims in Turkey mine disaster ends; death toll is 301

    Search for victims in Turkey mine disaster ends; death toll is 301
    The search for survivors of Turkey’s worst mining accident of modern times ended Saturday with the recovery of two more bodies, the country’s energy minister said, leaving the death toll in the Soma mine disaster at 301. The catastrophe...