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'Hotel Rwanda' hero was tricked onto plane, into arrest

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A key piece of the mystery around the arrest of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” became clear on Friday when a pastor told a Rwandan court he worked with someone from...

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.

TOKYO (AP) — Myanmar's security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists — and anyone else capable of exposing the violence. It has done away ...

Germany: Police arrest Croatian man wanted for war crimes

German police arrested a 65-year-old Croatian man after he landed at Frankfurt airport on Thursday morning, the police said on Friday. The police acted on a European-wide arrest warrant issued by Cro...

Ban Ki-moon asked to act on complaint against Beijing Games

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is being asked to rule on an ethics complaint filed against the International Olympic Committee by a human-rights group representing Uyghurs and other ethnic ...

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. The two countries both s...

Biden administration singles out China as 'biggest geopolitical test' for U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden singled out a “growing rivalry with China” as a key challenge facing the United States, with his top diplomat describing the Asian country as &ld...

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons

DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. was a young activist emerging from the 1961 sit-ins and Freedom Rides that fought for Black civil rights and an end to racial segregation when he received his ...

Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world, but one major nation has yet to see any U....

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political adv...

‘Milk Tea Alliance’ blends Asian discontents but how strong is the brew?

Young pro-democracy activists in Asia are displaying solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar under a loose transnational online network called the “Milk Tea Alliance”. But in a regio...

Rwandan court rules it can try 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda, a judge there ruled Friday, rejecting Paul Rusesabagina’s argument that a court there c...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung, and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International ...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army’s Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted t...

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army...

A year on, India's riot victims say justice still unserved

NEW DELHI (AP) — The shooter shouted “Victory to Lord Ram,” the Hindu god, before pulling the trigger that sent a bullet into Muhammad Nasir Khan’s left eye. Khan placed his tremblin...