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  • Mexico failing to protect journalists, advocates say

     Mexico failing to protect journalists, advocates say
    MEXICO CITY — A highly touted system to protect Mexican reporters working in one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists is failing miserably and may in fact further imperil those it is intended to help, media advocates say.
  • Israeli arrest of Arab citizen over Lebanon visit angers rights groups

    Israeli arrest of Arab citizen over Lebanon visit angers rights groups
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Arab Israeli citizen was arrested on charges of visiting an enemy state after the man returned from a trip to Lebanon, the Israeli government announced. The April 12 detention of Majd Kayyal, 23, described as a freelance...

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...

    U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

    U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria
    The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables. The...

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...