Pakistan: How to approach the issue of rape amid a political controversy

In 2005, then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf claimed that rape accusations were an easy way to make money. "You must understand the environment in Pakistan... This has become a money-makin...

Cuomo: Probe NY's 'illegal' ejection from travel program

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for federal probes into New York's ejection from trusted traveler security programs Friday, claiming it was an illegal act of political abuse by Trump admi...

Srebrenica massacre 25th anniversary overshadowed by coronavirus

A ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre took place on Saturday in Potocari in Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the site of what is considered the worst atrocity on European soil...

Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Their accounts are similar. The girls and women describe meeting the young man — a former student at Egypt's most elite university — in person and online, followed by deceit, then escalat...

Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriage

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at...

Immigrant advocates say US policy change endangers workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Immigrant advocates in New Orleans claim in a federal lawsuit that federal rule changes made last year by the U.S. Department of Labor will make foreign workers fearful of reporting...

DeSantis sends Jamaican- and Cuban-American to Supreme Court

MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed two Floridians from minority communities to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday: a Palm Beach County circuit judge who immigrated from Jamaica and a former assi...

US ruling means former Puerto Rico teacher gets new trial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former elementary school teacher found guilty of lewd acts by a divided jury is the first person in Puerto Rico to be awarded a new trial after the U.S. Supreme Court ru...

Puerto Rico's non-unanimous verdicts in peril after ruling

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Defense attorneys in Puerto Rico are rushing to court to argue their clients are being held illegally after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that jury verdicts must be ...

Czech court bars extradition of 8 Taiwanese to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Czech court ruled on April 9 that eight Taiwanese charged with being involved in cross-border telecom fraud cannot be extradited to communist China. The Constitutiona...

He led a neo-Nazi group linked to bomb plots. He was 13.

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — He called himself “Commander” online. He was a leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major U.S...

Syrian president issues amnesty, reduces sentences

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad granted amnesty and reduced sentences for all crimes committed before Sunday, while also offering amnesty to military deserters who turn themselves...

Georgia moves closer to major overhaul of HIV criminal law

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people who know they have HIV to have sex without first disclosing...

Kansas objects to NCAA charges in response to allegations

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas forcefully objected to charges that its storied men's basketball program, currently No. 1 in the nation, and its football programs had committed signific...

Taiwan education ministry advises schools to ban tripping jump challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to increased casualties worldwide caused by the Tripping Jump Challenge, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) is issuing a letter to schools that recommend...