May 21, 2016

At least 60,000 dead in Syria regime prisons: monitor

At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to dire humanitarian conditions, including a lack of food, a monitor said Saturday. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, Rami ...

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

May 21, 2016

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul’s busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they ...

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

May 14, 2016

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen Friday after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president ...

May 14, 2016

Bangladesh police say Buddhist monk killed in monastery

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. ...

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

May 14, 2016

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, ...

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

May 6, 2016

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers. The coordinated operation was announced Thursday as the U.S. Treasury Department ...