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UK judge rejects bid to ground Rwanda deportation flight

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday rejected a bid to ground a flight due to take more than 30 asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda next week, but gave the migrants permission for a last-min...

Sudan anti-coup group sits with generals for the first time

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's leading pro-democracy group has met with the country's generals for the first time since last year's military coup, the U.S. Embassy said Friday, in what could signal a breakthrou...

Taiwan finds too many fictitious investment cases from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (June 9) denied allegations that Taiwan rejected too many residency applications from Hong Kong, pointing to numerous fictit...

Talks to end Sudan crisis begin as anti-coup groups boycott

CAIRO (AP) — Talks aiming at ending Sudan’s ongoing political deadlock began Wednesday, the United Nations said, although the country's main pro-democracy alliance is boycotting them over a continued ...

Protester killed in Guinea's first anti-junta demonstration

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — One person was killed in Guinea’s capital during protests against fuel price hikes, the first demonstration since the junta seized control in September in the West African natio...

UN's Bachelet 'raised concerns' on visit to China's Xinjiang

UN's Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet called on the Chinese authorities to avoid "arbitrary and indiscriminate" measures in the Uyghur-populated region of Xinjiang, addressing the pu...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed with a security officer’s arm wrapped around him. A team from Algeria’s Rapid Intervent...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is...

Critics pressure UN rights chief over Xinjiang silence during China trip

As United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet continues her trip in China, all sides are closely monitoring how she handles the tricky and sensitive topic of China's perse...

Nicaraguan bishop fasts to protest police harassment

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Nicaragua began an “indefinite fast” Friday inside a church to protest increasing harassment from national police, who he said followed him throughout the...

Thailand: What happened to mass anti-government protests?

In the wake of the US-ASEAN Summit in Washington between Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and US President Joe Biden, crowds gathered in front of the US embassy in Bangkok. Waving large banners,...

Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a ...

North Korea COVID outbreak could have 'devastating' impact on human rights, U.N. says

Measures taken in North Korea to fight the first reported COVID-19 outbreak could have "devastating" consequences for human rights in the country, a spokesperson for the U.N. human rights of...

Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country's laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent. ...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the wor...