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  • Tunisia woman accused of indecency after alleged rape by police

     
    Hundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
  • Rights watchdog accuses Hamas of torture, abuse of Palestinians

     
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are living under a criminal justice system that violates their human rights by using torture, arbitrary arrests and warrantless searches, according to a report by Human Rights Watch....
  • Brown rejects expanding media access to prisons

     
    There is a parade of journalists these days passing through California's hard-core Pelican Bay State Prison, home to the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. But the wing that reporters most want to see -- and the inmates whom they......
  • Video appears to show U.S. journalist missing in Syria

     
    An online video appears to provide the first glimpse of missing American journalist Austin Tice since he went missing in Syria in August, blindfolded by his captors and uttering, “Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus,” between the Arabic words of a Muslim...
  • Amnesty International to Egypt: Stop 'bloody' legacy of repression

     
    Amnesty International sent a letter Tuesday to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi urging him to stem the “bloody” legacy of state repression highlighted in two reports that detail killings, torture and sexual assaults that have shaken the nation...
  • Assailants kill at least 25 students in northeastern Nigeria

     
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Unknown assailants killed at least 25 polytechnic students in northeastern Nigeria, invading the campus dormitory and shooting or stabbing their victims, authorities said Tuesday....
  • Car bomb blasts kill 40 in Syrian city of Aleppo

     
    Three car bombings rocked the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing an estimated 40 people and injuring dozens. The blasts caused extensive damage and left huge piles of rubble in the city's largest square....
  • Egyptian court acquits 26 in bloody camel attack on Tahrir Square

     
    An Egyptian criminal court Wednesday acquitted 26 loyalists of deposed President Hosni Mubarak of charges of plotting the notorious attack in which camels and horses charged hundreds of protesters in Tahrir Square during last year's uprising....
  • Berman attacks Sherman over (legal) loans practice

     
    Rep. Howard Berman slammed fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for earning interest on loans he had made to his own campaign. The practice is legal and not uncommon but the Berman campaign believes it will turn off voters....
  • Four peacekeepers killed in Darfur in evening ambush

     
    Four peacekeepers were slain and eight injured in an ambush in West Darfur, the African Union and United Nations joint mission to the troubled region said Wednesday. It remains unclear who was behind the Tuesday evening attack less than a mile and a...
  • U.N. report: Syrian government, rebels continue killings, abuses

     
    The Syrian regime has continued to slay protesters and ordinary people, committing “gross violations” as the bloodied country grows increasingly militarized, pitting regime forces against armed rebels, according to a new report from a United...