Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. ...

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the centra...

Azerbaijan loses defamation case against French journalists

PARIS (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision throwing out a case brought by the country of Azerbaijan which accused two French journalists of defamation for calling the country a "d...

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government...

UN reports uptick in civilian casualties in Ukraine

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United Nations says the number of civilian casualties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has surged in the past three months. Fighting between Ukrainian gov...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Films, exhibits, tours to put spotlight on homeless in Taipei this October

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's wealth gap has been widening over the past decade. As more glittering high-end shopping malls have been erected in eastern Taipei to woo the super rich, some p...

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five m...

UN ban on Taiwan journalists is ‘unacceptable discrimination’: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the United Nations (U.N.) to allow Taiwanese journalists to attend and cover its events, in a statement published on Sept. 18. ...

Guatemalan prosecutor asks court to enforce its decision

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's human rights prosecutor has filed a petition with the nation's top court asking it to have President Jimmy Morales investigated for violating its order regarding the ...

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

BEIJING (AP) — IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment. Samaranch ...

Sri Lanka activists urge fair trial of student in Australia

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Family members, human rights activists and civic groups have gathered in Colombo to demand a speedy and fair investigation of a Sri Lankan student detained in Australia on su...

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing cri...

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the ...

Complaints as 157 bodies kept in morgue trailer in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Overcrowding at morgues in Mexico's western state of Jalisco has led authorities to store 157 unidentified bodies in a refrigerated truck near the city of Guadalajara. ...