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Amnesty urges Egypt to probe forced disappearance of family

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International urged on Thursday Egyptian authorities to release a 29-year-old mother from custody after she went missing nearly two years ago together with her husband and toddler...

UN experts call for international probe of Alexei Navalny poisoning

Two United Nations rights experts on Monday urged an international investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called for his "immediate release" from pr...

Probe into Dakota Access protest continues 4 years later

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A violent clash four years ago between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement is still being investigated, and one protester has been arrested for contempt of cour...

New video captures pepper-sprayed girl's wait for EMTs

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 9-year-old Black girl pepper sprayed by police pleaded “please don’t do this to me” and “it burns” as she waited handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser for 16 minutes...

Amid coup, uncertainty over Myanmar's fragile peace process

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The future of the fragile peace process that has sought to end Myanmar's decades-long conflict between the military, armed ethnic groups and militias has become even more unc...

Mom of pepper-sprayed 9-year-old speaks out against police

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed by Rochester police said the officers involved should be fired. Public outrage has been h...

Canadian magazine calls on Ottawa to increase support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The online magazine Open Canada on Monday (Jan. 25) published an article calling on Ottawa to do more to support Taiwan on the international stage. In the article, titl...

Family of man fatally shot by Texas officer call for arrest

BELTON Texas (AP) — Family members of a Black man fatally shot by a Killeen, Texas, police officer who was responding to a mental health call are calling for the officer to be arrested and charged for...

Hong Kong teen charged with secession, denied bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Student activist Tony Chung (鍾翰林), who was arrested in Hong Kong Tuesday two days ago, has been charged under Hong Kong's national security act and is being held witho...

China failing to fill global leadership void left by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has struggled to capitalize on the global leadership vacuum created by the withdrawal of the U.S. from numerous international organizations, according to a Reuters a...

Italian fishers become pawns in Libya's domestic conflict

On the fishing docks of Mazara del Vallo, a town in western Sicily, people are going about their daily work. Some are preparing nets, some are fixing cold storage rooms on boats, while others are deal...

Rochester cops clear Daniel Prude protesters from city hall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester police began dispersing demonstrators from City Hall Wednesday morning as protests over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude continued. Protesters w...

Taiwanese man detained for refusing to pay fines after breaking home quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man in the northern city of Taoyuan has become the first person in the country to be detained for refusing to pay fines after he violated the 14-day home quara...

Trump, Barr to expand anti-crime surge to several US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr are expected to announce Wednesday that federal agents will surge into several American cities including Chicago to help comb...

Trump's show of federal force sparking alarm in cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the Department of Homeland Security in unprecedented ways as he tries to bolster his law and order credentials by making a heavy-handed show of force ...