Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is preparing to abolish a slavery-era law allowing
flogging and whipping as means of punishing prisoners, the Caribbean country's
justice ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the punishment hasn't been
Morocco (AP) - Morocco has made progress in reducing the number of girls
working as domestic servants but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch
reported Thursday. Tens of thousands of girls under the age of 15 are still
working as domestic...
FALLS Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's diamond conference was rocked by controversy
Tuesday over the Kimberley Process, the world diamond trade regulatory body,
whose chairwoman was publicly asked to resign because she is Full
(AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now
live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that
critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
The law took...
(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
(AP) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida
operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism
charges, judges ruled Monday in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga. Britain's...
NATIONS (AP) - The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year
term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the
organization's top human rights body. The U.S. was competing with four