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  • In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge

    In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge
    MEXICO CITY — She was his secretary. He was none other than the chief justice of the Mexican Supreme Court. She became his mistress, they had two children, but then they drifted apart. It was the subsequent custody battle that was the real...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

    Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize
    LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human rights prize Thursday to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls....
  • NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?

    NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?
    NEW YORK -- Walking out of the theater after the official U.S. debut for Steve McQueen’s slavery tour de force “12 Years a Slave” on Tuesday, a viewer could be heard adding skepticism to her admiration. “I wanted to ask about why...
  • Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs

    Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs
    The Turkish government decreed Tuesday an end to a nearly 90-year-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves and veils in civil service jobs, threatening to rekindle the secular vs. religious showdown that ignited weeks of unrest in late spring. The ban,...
  • Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court

    Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African leaders meet in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, even as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of Ghana urged them to stand by the court. Amid sharp criticism...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5

    Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Highlights from four Amnesty International all-star concert tours from 1986 and 1998 will be released for the first time on Nov. 5 in a six-disc DVD box and a two-CD set featuring awareness- and...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • Arizona ban on panhandling found unconstitutional in Flagstaff case

    Arizona ban on panhandling found unconstitutional in Flagstaff case
    An Arizona law that makes it a crime to beg for money or food in public is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona against the city of Flagstaff,...
  • Costa Mesa repeals ban on day laborer solicitation

    Costa Mesa repeals ban on day laborer solicitation
    The Costa Mesa City Council has repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed last Tuesday to scrap the ordinance without discussion, the Daily Pilot reported. Costa Mesa's anti-...
  • At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent

    At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent
    CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...