Mar 2, 2016

First self-immolation of year reported in Tibetan region

A report says a Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire and died in a protest against Chinese rule, in the first such action of its kind this year. U.S.-government funded Radio Free Asia said Kalsang Wangdu self-immolated on Monday afternoon near the ...

Record-breaking South Korea filibuster runs beyond 100 hours

Feb 28, 2016

Record-breaking South Korea filibuster runs beyond 100 hours

South Korean opposition lawmakers seeking to block a government-backed “anti-terrorism” bill pushed their record-breaking filibuster into a sixth straight day of speeches in the parliamentary chamber on Sunday. The filibuster began on Tuesday and had continued around the clock for more than 115 hours ...

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Feb 22, 2016

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Authorities in India’s capital have closed schools and taken other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighboring state that have left at least 12 people dead. Thousands of members of an underprivileged community who are protesting to demand ...

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Feb 20, 2016

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Hundreds of army and paramilitary soldiers on Saturday tried to quell protests by angry mobs demanding government benefits in a northern Indian state, with at least four people killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, officials said. The violence raged for a second ...

Feb 16, 2016

Ukrainian military reports highest daily death toll since November

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military said Tuesday, reporting the highest daily casualty toll since mid-November. A year-old cease-fire deal has failed to stop violence in Ukraine’s separatist ...

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

Feb 2, 2016

China legal aid center reportedly closed over foreign donations

A women’s legal aid center shut down in Beijing was probably ordered to close because it took money from overseas donors, state media said Tuesday after U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton backed its founder. Beijing police ordered the closure of the Zhongze Women’s Legal ...

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

Jan 28, 2016

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, released details on Wednesday of a tentative deal with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its police department and resolve a federal probe following the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager that ignited national protests. Under the terms ...