NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction
the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the
eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting.
Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of
an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in
prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year
Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died
Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a
prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted
India (AP) - The
government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in
thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who
disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region. A report by...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in
a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and
stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and
Guinea (AP) - Authorities have charged a Guinean army colonel in connection
with a 2009 massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators at a soccer stadium, making
him the first high-ranking official to face trial for Full
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Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an
all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the
decision-making group of 41 members. Some of the female delegates at the Syrian
CITY (AP) - Several Nobel prize laureates are joining the PEN International
writers group in condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico. Mario Vargas
Llosa and Toni Morrison are among those participating in a Full
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(AP) - German pastor Gabriele Stangl says she will never forget the harrowing
confession she heard in 1999. A woman said she had been brutally raped, got
pregnant and had a baby. Then she killed it and buried it in the woods near
Jordan (AP) - International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately
release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website
posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. Jamal Muhtaseb, the
Morocco (AP) - An Algerian Islamist died in a Moroccan jail after a two-month
hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said
Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of Full
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Nigeria (AP) - Raids and reprisal attacks have left 58 people dead in Christian
villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain
religious violence, officials said Sunday. Assailants launched
(AP) - The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human
right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor
countries. It is the first time the U.N. Population Fund's annual report
LUMPUR Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's government introduced legislation Tuesday to
stop arrests based on their political beliefs and indefinite detainments
without trial. The Security Offenses Bill presented to Parliament's lower house
Sri Lanka (AP) - The politician knew something was amiss when a suspicious
white van pulled alongside him at a Colombo park and four men got out,
pretending to exercise. Ravindra Udayashanta alerted his supporters, and police.
Soon, the gunbattle...