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  • 2 Thais who staged play found guilty of insulting monarchy

    A court in Thailand sentenced two theater activists to two and a half years in prison on Monday on charges of insulting the country's monarchy. The activists produced a play called "The Wolf Bride" about a fictional monarch and his adviser. It was...
  • Noah Smith: Japan's constitution change is dance with autocracy

    Earlier this year, I highlighted a troubling trend in many countries around the world the move toward illiberal government and away from human rights. Unfortunately, Japan is catching the bug. This might seem like a strange claim. Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to March 8. The decision Monday comes after a brief hearing for acting...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State kill 1,600 in Syria, monitor says

    BEIRUT An estimated 1,600 people have been killed since U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria began five months ago, a monitoring group said Monday. At least 1,465 Islamic State militants have died in the allied raids, along with...
  • UN experts say planned Spanish laws may violate human rights

    U.N. human rights experts on Monday urged Spain's Senate to reject two proposed bills, saying they threaten fundamental rights and freedoms. The five experts issued a statement expressing concern about the Public Security Law and the Penal Code...
  • Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre

    Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre
    Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 22 Columbus drivers will need to exercise more caution at 38 busy intersections that used to be some of the city's most dangerous —...
  • Fearing Ebola, North Korea bars foreigners from popular marathon

    Fearing Ebola, North Korea bars foreigners from popular marathon
    Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday....
  • Rights group says Egypt airstrikes in Libya killed civilians

    A leading international human rights group said Monday that the Egyptian military failed to take the necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties during its airstrikes last week against what Cairo said were militant targets in Libya. Egypt launched...
  • Heavy clashes between Kurds and IS in northeastern Syria

    Heavy clashes raged in northeastern Syria on Monday as Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants battled for control of a string of villages near the Iraqi and Turkish borders. The Kurds have long been one of the most effective foes of the Islamic...
  • Kenya court strikes out sections of security law

    Seven sections of a contentious law the government says will help Kenya curb a wave of extremist attacks are unconstitutional, a Kenyan court said Monday. The five-judge bench said the seven sections contravened the bill of rights, including one that...