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  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan

    Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan
    Michael Geer was shocked when he learned that many people were unaware a U.S. soldier has been held captive by the Taliban for several years. The St. Francis High School freshman, 14, started a campaign to get the word out. He secured a banner on a...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95

    Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
  • Iran's president calls for consensus, but divisions run deep

    TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world. But as he spoke to a gathering at...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • J. Robinson Risner dies at 88; leader of Hanoi Hilton prisoners

    The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
  • Review: 'The Railway Man' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Railway Man' ★&#9733 1/2
    The concept of manly grief leads into so many dark areas and cultural expectations — questions about how men are expected to bury their trauma long after the traumatizing event. Or else, how men are expected to examine it, reckon with it...
  • Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies

    Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...