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  • Mexico's human rights chief faces charges he's inept, cares little

    MEXICO CITY As Mexico's national human rights ombudsman, Raul Plascencia Villanueva oversees a sizable corps of investigators who look into the atrocities and massacres that commonly put the country in the headlines. The job has made Plascencia a raft of...
  • China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials' influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is...
  • Exclusive: Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

    HORBATENKO Ukraine (Reuters) - The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Most of the tanks were...
  • U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...
  • Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

    QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed...
  • Don't prejudge Egypt's new draft NGO law, says minister

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which they fear will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and could threaten their...
  • Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague

    Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague
    Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. Yvonne Leung,...
  • U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. The panel of 18 independent experts,...
  • Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician's daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: "It's true, he...
  • Wife: Undercover 'friends' pressured Austin man to join ISIS

    AUSTIN, Texas The wife of an Austin man who awaits sentencing on terrorism-related charges says he was pressured by federal informants into committing to travel to Turkey as a step toward joining a militia in Syria. Asked if her husband, Michael Todd...
  • China announces legal reforms, but commitment is in doubt

    BEIJING China's Communist Party on Thursday announced new legal policies that, among other things, would punish local officials found to be interfering with judicial cases. On the surface, that step and others could prove significant in making the...