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Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

CALAIS, France (AP) — At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the ...

India anti-terror agency arrests prominent Kashmir activist

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s counter-terrorism investigating agency has arrested a prominent human rights activist in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in a new crackdown on rights groups in the disputed r...

Hong Kong sentences youngest person yet under national security law

Tony Chung, a 20-year-old former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence youth group Student Localism, was sentenced Tuesday to 43 months in jail on charges of secession and money laundering. "He a...

Amnesty urges Pakistan to end enforced disappearances

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Amnesty International on Monday urged Pakistani authorities to stop forcibly disappearing suspected militants for years without trial, calling the practice “abhorrent.” ...

A year to go, Qatar World Cup still feels heat of scrutiny

The eight stadiums — all within a 30-mile radius of Doha — are now largely complete. The 2022 World Cup has been preserved after fending off hostility from neighbors, corruption investigations and con...

Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A few days after Tunisia’s president froze parliament and took on sweeping powers in July, a dozen men in unmarked vehicles and civilian clothes barged into politician Yassine Ay...

Pakistan drops draft on chemical castration for rapists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government dropped a controversial clause allowing for chemical castration of convicted rapists from a proposed bill, after a council of clerics said such a punishment w...

British firm denies involvement in alleged Israeli abuses

JERUSALEM (AP) — A British heavy machinery company has denied allegations by an international rights group that it is complicit in alleged Israeli abuses in the occupied West Bank. ...

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday. F1 c...

Video: Palestinian kids lined up for photo in Israeli raid

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A video has emerged showing an Israeli soldier lining up school-aged Palestinian children and photographing them in a nighttime raid on their home. The video shines a light on ...

Volunteer migrant rescuers appear in court in Greece

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — A group of 24 volunteers who took part in migrant rescue operations appeared in court Thursday on the Greek island of Lesbos on smuggling-related charges in a case that has been ...

Europe rights court slams Croatia on Afghan family pushback

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ruled against Croatia in a 2017 migrant pushback case after which a 6-year-old girl was killed by a train on the border with Serbi...

Swedish clubs sign Qatar protest, demand action from FIFA

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden’s top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives “a red card to FIFA” and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of ...

Pakistan: Lawmakers back castration in new anti-rape law

Chemical castration can be used as punishment for serial rapists under an anti-rape law that has been passed by Pakistan's parliament, officials said on Thursday. Those involved in repeated offen...

Greece: NGO workers could face prison for helping migrants

When Sean Binder and Sarah Mardini were arrested and put in prison on the Greek island of Lesbos in February 2018, the police report referred to them as "No. 7" and "No. 8." "...