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Mexico to bury archaeological find because of virus costs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. ...

Pope to meet with Canada Indigenous amid demands for apology

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada's notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse a...

India: Do calls for reforms to respect LGBTQ rights go far enough?

Manoj (name changed), from the southern Indian state of Karnataka, was forced to undergo the "gay conversion therapy" as a teenager. Now an adult, he lives and works in Delhi, and hasn&rsquo...

In Mexico, colonial ruins shattered by truck, rains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture. The government said Thursday that a truck driver with an over-sized load had bashed through part...

Australia accused of 'excessive and unnecessary' secrecy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world’s most secretive...

Namibian chief who urged German reparations dies of virus

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — A prominent Namibian traditional leader, Vekuii Rukoro, the paramount chief of the OvaHererero people who led international legal battles to bring Germany t...

How is Beijing reshaping Hong Kong through the national security law?

A day after 500 police officers raided its newsroom and arrested five executives, Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily printed 500,000 copies featuring the raid and the arrest on its fr...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi makes first in-person court appearance

Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court in person Monday (May 24) for the first time since the military arrested her when it seized power on Feb. 1, Myanmar media reported. ...

Bangladesh: Journalist could face death penalty for COVID reporting

Bangladeshi investigative reporter Rozina Islam has been arrested on charges of breaching a colonial-era official secrets act, which carries a possible death penalty, authorities said on Tuesday. Isl...

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up. Nearly two decad...

Germany to return Benin Bronzes looted during colonial era

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is returning hundreds of artifacts known as Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from western Africa by a British colonial expedition and subsequently sold to collections around...

Democracy activist brought to life for Taiwanese Cultural Association's centenary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese democracy pioneer Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) has been brought to life through video capture technology as part of the Taiwanese Cultural Association's (TCA) 100th...

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other ...

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday f...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi asks court to let her meet lawyers; activists urge New Year defiance

(Reuters) -Myanmar’s detained government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to face charges...