Aug 6, 2016

South Africa's ruling party suffers biggest election setback

South Africa’s ruling party has suffered its biggest election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with local media reporting that the African National Congress has lost the metropolitan area that includes the country’s capital, Pretoria. The opposition Democratic ...

Jul 24, 2016

Thai police charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two 8-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent. The junta is determined to see a charter it drafted ...

Jan 7, 2016

Turkish men arrested over October brawl near embassy

Police on Thursday arrested two Turkish men, one an ethnic Kurd, for allegedly beating two police officers and obstructing their duties during a brawl last October that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo. Demolition laborers Bayav Ercan, a 33-year-old from Aichi Prefecture, ...