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  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In an annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Nigeria's military pushes extremists before elections

    Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military is forcing Boko Haram extremists from a string of northeastern towns as the country's prepares for elections the...
  • Arkansas governor says he'd sign religious protection bill

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state. The Republican governor said he supports the latest...
  • Tribe turns to international commission in ski resort fight

    The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred. Getting the case...
  • Iranian-led Shiite militias withdraw from Tikrit fighting as US joins battle

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, began Thursday withdrawing their forces from the...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Labor talks over Mexican farmworker wages wobble

    Labor talks over Mexican farmworker wages wobble
    Labor negotiations in Baja California appeared on the verge of breaking down Wednesday after an association of agribusinesses offered striking farmworkers a raise of 6%, a figure far lower than what laborers are demanding. The highly anticipated offer...
  • Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot

    Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot
    For the last week, striking farmworkers in Baja California have all but stopped the winter harvest, right at its peak. While crops rot, indigenous pickers are rallying on streets and plazas as police and army soldiers keep watch, putting the normally...
  • Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue Tuesday

    Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze. The discussions seem unlikely to...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Through Saturday, April 18 Exhibit: Feast for the Eyes Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Barry Seidman's new fine art photography series, Feast for the Eyes, will be on display. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake...
  • Syrian government shells kill 18 in south, activists say

    Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people on Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said. The attacks come amid heightened clashes in southern Syria between government forces and rebels...