U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Jul 12, 2019

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs, a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte's government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with ...

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

World Aug 11, 2018

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang ...

Chilean officials say man died while handling bomb

World Sep 26, 2014

Chilean officials say man died while handling bomb

A man handling a bomb died when the device exploded in downtown Santiago on Thursday, officials said, adding to a string of blasts in Chile's capital. Prosecutor Claudio Orellana said the unknown young man "had been manipulating a homemade explosive artefact, and in those circumstance, ...