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  • Scores dead in Central African Republic; U.N. sending more troops

    Scores dead in Central African Republic; U.N. sending more troops
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With dozens reported dead Thursday in clashes in the capital of the Central African Republic, the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of more French and African peacekeepers to contain the spiraling violence....
  • Israel passes law aimed at deterring African migrants

    Israel passes law aimed at deterring African migrants
    JERUSALEM -- In a controversial move decried by human rights organizations, Israel's parliament passed a bill allowing migrants to be jailed without trial for a year. Under the law finalized early Tuesday after a heated late-night debate, Israeli...
  • Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters

    Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters
    CAIRO -- It’s been nearly four months but the bloody events of mid-August still haunt many Egyptians. On Tuesday, a consortium of human rights groups called for an official probe of the slayings then of nearly 1,000 Islamist protesters by security...
  • You name it, Eric Garcetti has done it

    You name it, Eric Garcetti has done it
    In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor. The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President...
  • Kenya mall attack may be setback for International Criminal Court

    Kenya mall attack may be setback for International Criminal Court
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When the International Criminal Court was born 11 years ago, it may have seemed such an idealistic, noble idea that it could have leapt from the pages of a superhero comic book. It would be a place where the world's...
  • Britain asked to explain detention of Snowden reporter's partner

    Britain asked to explain detention of Snowden reporter's partner
    Pressure is building on British authorities to explain the use of anti-terrorism legislation to detain the partner of an American journalist who published information about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig

    Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig
    Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
  • Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards

    Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards
    Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’sĀ Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai. U2...
  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade
    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea

    Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime...
  • 'Fifty Shades' casting prompts fan protest

    'Fifty Shades' casting prompts fan protest
    When the developers of Change.org began their petition-generating website, was their intended target Hollywood? The website, which counts Amnesty International and the Humane Society as its higher-profile customers, has seen its users in the last two...