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  • British leader Cameron testifies on press ethics, denies deal with Murdoch

     
    British Prime Minister David Cameron testifies Thursday at a judge-led inquiry into press ethics that was launched as a result of Britain's phone-hacking scandal. Cameron denied that there was any qui pro quo between his Conservative Party and media baron...
  • Map: Nations that used the death penalty last year

     
    At least 676 people were executed across the globe last year for crimes ranging from sorcery to sodomy to murder, according to a new annual report from Amnesty International. Executions rose steeply in the Middle East and North Africa, up almost 50%...
  • Greek bill to detain illegal immigrants for disease is 'alarming'

     
    In Greece, a plan to detain illegal immigrants suspected of carrying HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases has upset Amnesty International, which called the idea “deeply alarming” and discriminatory....
  • Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman

     
    Rights groups slam death sentence by stoning for young Sudanese woman: A young Sudanese woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, has been sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery by a Sudanese court, according to rights groups, provoking...
  • Al Qaeda affiliate urges Mali fighters to form Islamist nation

     
    An Al Qaeda affiliate urged rebels in northern Mali to use their “historic opportunity” to make their would-be-state an Islamic nation, in another sign of how Islamists have tried to capitalize on tumult in the West African nation....
  • Cambodia killing of anti-logging crusader stirs up suspicions

     
    When Chut Wutty was killed in the forest, his death renewed suspicions that the Cambodian government has allowed or abetted illegal logging and protected companies instead of its people....
  • Video purports to show soldiers burning village in southern Sudan

     
    Video purports to show soldiers burning villages in Sudan: Cell phone video footage purportedly showing soldiers burning a village in southern Sudan emerged Monday, Associated Press reported....
  • Bahrain activists fear for inmate on 55th day of hunger strike

     
    Bahraini activists fear for the life of a hunger striker who they say has gone without food for 55 days, a perilous attempt to draw attention to human rights abuses in Bahrain....
  • Killings, arrests said to continue after Syria agreed to peace plan

     
    Killings and arrests have continued despite Syria pledging to back a peace plan brokered by United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan to end the bloodshed, Amnesty International said Tuesday....
  • Israel releases Palestinian prisoner Thaer Halahleh

     
    RAMALLAH, West Bank –- Israel has released a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a long hunger strike amid growing international criticism of its administrative detention policy. Thaer Halahleh, 33, started a hunger strike in February to protest...
  • Locusts menace already hunger-stricken Mali and Niger

     
    Mali and neighboring Niger are facing swarms of locusts, left uncontrolled while Libya and Algeria grappled with conflicts of their own....