Sep 14, 2016

Ad thanking Chile's military during dictatorship causes stir

A two-page newspaper advertisement in Chile commemorating members of the armed forces killed during the military dictatorship from 1973 to 1990 is causing a stir in a country still divided by its history. During the dictatorship, which began on Sept. 11, 1973, when military ...

Sep 13, 2016

China suppresses protests in fishing village, arrests 13

Chinese police fired rubber bullets at villagers and arrested 13 people Tuesday in an overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations in a southern fishing village that became internationally known five years ago for protesting land seizures. Police stormed into the village of Wukan in the ...

Sep 12, 2016

Norway hairdresser fined for turning away woman in hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a roughly 1,000€ fine on Monday after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf. Merete Hodne had risked up to six months in prison for religious discrimination for turning Malika Bayan away ...

Sep 12, 2016

Citing rights, China tweaks judicial policy

China has tightened judicial procedures against illegally obtained evidence and upheld the presumption of innocence, state media said Monday, as the country seeks to combat perceptions of human rights violations within Communist Party-run courts. The nation, which is believed to execute more convicted people ...

There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

Sep 7, 2016

There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

The first openly gay Miss America contestant will compete this weekend, a first in the competition’s 95-year-history, organizers said. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned the first openly gay Miss Missouri in June. “I certainly hope my presence will help people open up a little ...

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Sep 6, 2016

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former U.N. chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the de facto leader of Myanmar’s ...