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  • Witnesses give graphic accounts of South Sudan ethnic violence

     
    Graphic accounts emerge of women and children targeted in South Sudan ethnic violence: Witnesses tell Doctors Without Borders of children being attacked in ethnic violence in South Sudan's Jonglei state, including toddlers who were smashed against trees...
  • L.A. County responds to claims of discrimination in Antelope Valley

     
    Hoping to avoid a potentially costly civil rights lawsuit, Los Angeles County will stop providing funds for additional housing investigators to the desert communities of Palmdale and Lancaster, where officials have been accused of targeting nonwhite...
  • How Cynthia Nixon's "gay by choice" might play in court

     
    When actress Cynthia Nixon described herself as "gay by choice" in a New York Times magazine interview, she not only set off a storm of reexaminations of the evidence on whether homosexuality is a matter of nature or nurture, but......
  • Should consumers boycott Apple?

     
    Apple's profits may have soared last quarter, with revenue up 74% (to $46.3 billion), but I wonder how celebratory they feel in Cupertino as reports emerge about the company's business practices, specifically how it keeps production costs low so that........
  • Egypt's military says it has partially lifted emergency law

     
    Egypt’s military ruler attempted to bolster public support Tuesday by partially lifting a reviled 30-year-old emergency law the day before the anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak’s police state....
  • Rights groups say satellite photos foreshadow Sudan fighting

     
    Sudan Clooney South Sudan war: A coalition of human rights groups conceived by actor George Clooney warns that new satellite photos show grave signs that the Sudanese government is gearing up to attack the Nuba people in the country's South Kordofan...
  • Tibetan shooting comes on heels of human rights criticism

     
    Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetan protesters Monday, killing at least one person, Tibetan activists reported. The news comes on the heels of the annual Human Rights Watch report, which criticized China for repression in ethnic minority...
  • Six Persian Gulf nations plan to pull peace monitors from Syria

     
    An Arab League peace plan for Syria appeared to be near collapse Tuesday as six Persian Gulf nations announced their intention to withdraw monitors from Syria and urged the United Nations Security Council to take “all needed measures” to...
  • U.N. returns to Somali capital Mogadishu after 17-year absence

     
    U.N. returns to Somali capital Mogadishu after 17-year absence: U.N. special envoy Augustine Mahiga marked the U.N'.s return to Mogadishu for the first time since 1995....
  • France finds a foreign buyer for Rafale fighter plane -- it seems

     
    After 30 years of setbacks, France appears to have found a foreign buyer for its Rafale fighter planes. India is in exclusive negotiations with Paris to purchase 126 of the multipurpose aircraft for $11 billion, officials said Tuesday....
  • Heckled during speech, Mexico's president defends drug war

     
    felipe calderon, guadalajara, mexico, drug war: Mexican President Felipe Calderon has once again clashed with a citizen angry about the effects of the country's drug war, this time during a speech in which a man in the audience shouted, "How many more...