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PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:19:00 -0500

Satellite images reveal barren landscapes where villages stood just months ago, before Myanmar began its brutal crackdown. Activists fear officials are destroying the crime scenes of mass atrocities.

Juno Mac: How Does Stigma Compromise The Safety Of Sex Workers?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:04:57 -0500

Sex worker and activist Juno Mac says the current legislative models for sex work perpetuate a dangerous work environment. She explains the high social costs of letting stigma influence legislation.

UNICEF Official Quits After Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:00 -0500

"I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause," Justin Forsyth wrote. Three women made complaints about him earlier at Save the Children.

Exiles In Their Country, Crimean Dissidents Resist Russian Rule

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:18:44 -0500

Crimeans who criticize Russia's annexation of their peninsula have a difficult road ahead, and say dozens have been jailed or have had to flee to other parts of Ukraine.

U.N. Security Council To Try Again For Syria Cease-Fire Resolution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:15:00 -0500

A draft resolution calling for a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire for emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations has so far been stalled by threat of a Russian veto.

The Hungarian Prime Minister's Feud With George Soros Escalates

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0500

Hungary's government has proposed a series of draft laws it says will curb illegal immigration. Critics say the motivation is to cripple NGOs linked to U.S. financier George Soros.

2nd Russian Olympian Fails A Doping Test At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:09:00 -0500

Nadezhda Sergeeva, a bobsled athlete, failed a drug test for a banned heart drug, the Russian Bobsled Federation announced on Friday.

What It's Like to Visit Russia's 'Sports House' At The Pyeongchang Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:08:00 -0500

In the shadow of a doping scandal, Russian athletes, friends and fans are gathering at a hospitality venue during the Winter Games. "No alcohol," a man at the door warns visitors.

Growing Scandal Forces Australia's Deputy Prime Minister To Resign

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:44:00 -0500

New allegations of sexual harassment against Barnaby Joyce were "the straw" that forced him to quit after weeks of intense scrutiny over an extramarital affair with a former staff member.

Amnesty International Finds Human Rights Deteriorating Around The World

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0500

The group's annual report claims that increasingly world leaders are "undermining the rights of millions." It sees a "feeble response" to crimes against humanity from Syria to South Sudan.

Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Figure Skating Gold At Pyeongchang Olympics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:31:00 -0500

It's the first gold medal for the Olympic Athlete from Russia team. The three Americans in the field — Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, and Bradie Tennell — fell short of the podium.

South Korean Speedskaters Left A Teammate Behind; Now Fans Want Them Off The Team

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:29:00 -0500

The speedskaters face public outrage for their unsportsmanlike behavior in a race, which left one member sobbing on the sidelines. A petition demands that they be expelled.

Iran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:33:00 -0500

The move, announced by a government official in a tweet on Wednesday, raised fears of rogue states using virtual currencies to evade sanctions.

U.N. Security Council Still Debating Resolution Calling For A Truce In Syria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres says that 400,000 Syrians are living in hell on earth in a suburb of Damascus. But what will the U.N. Security Council do about it?

U.S. Allies Could Be Affected By Trump Administration's Proposed Tariffs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

The Trump administration's threat to impose stringent tariffs on steel from China could also seriously affect imports from close U.S. allies such as Canada.