China says man tried to seize weapons in Xinjiang

Apr 18, 2014

China says man tried to seize weapons in Xinjiang

A youth killed by police in the restive Xinjiang region last weekend was trying to seize weapons, China said Thursday in a state media report that said at least one person who had spread a sharply different account of the youth’s death would be ...

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

Apr 14, 2014

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with ...

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Apr 7, 2014

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Clashes between an Arab clan and a Nubian family resumed Sunday in Egypt’s south, killing two people and wounding four, health officials said, leaving the tourist city of Aswan on the edge despite a high-profile government effort to end the bloodshed. The clashes, which ...

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

Apr 6, 2014

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

When David, a 19-year-old Rwandan, is asked about his parents, he prefers to conceal being one of thousands of children born from a rape during the 1994 genocide. “I say I don’t have a father,” he explained. It is impossible to say exactly how ...

Massive racial gap among U.S. children detailed in report

Apr 1, 2014

Massive racial gap among U.S. children detailed in report

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and Native American children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap. Titled “Race for Results,” the report was to ...

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Social media erupted in outrage and counterattacks Friday after U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian-Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative on his late night talk show, took aim at ...

Shetland 'Vikings' seek autonomy from Scotland

Mar 24, 2014

Shetland 'Vikings' seek autonomy from Scotland

In the late winter dusk, hundreds of Vikings are marching down to the beach, bearing flaming torches. Their studded leather breastplates glint in the firelight as they roar and sing. The scene would have struck terror into the hearts of Dark Age Britons — ...