Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Aug 26, 2015

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin ...

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

Aug 22, 2015

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

A black teenager shot and killed by white St. Louis police officers this week died from a single gunshot that entered his back and struck his heart, a medical examiner said on Friday, which appears to contradict the police account of the shooting. News ...

Aug 19, 2015

Key Hong Kong pro-democracy students charged after Occupy protests

Two key figures in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement have been charged with illegal assembly almost a year after students stormed government headquarters at the height of huge protests against Chinese rule, one of the activists said on Wednesday. Alex Chow, 25, the former leader ...

Aug 15, 2015

Students finally find their voice

Japanese young people are becoming passionate about the importance of constitutionalism, democracy and human rights, in sharp contrast with the usual stereotype of passive, disinterested youths stuck in front of their video games.

Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease in riot-hit Ferguson

Aug 11, 2015

Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease in riot-hit Ferguson

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew ...