The Democratic-led U.S. House judiciary committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step as the deeply partisan panel prepares to send the charges to the full House.
The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week's attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are treating as an act of domestic terrorism, federal and state law enforcement officials said on Thursday.
Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is an ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed Aung San Suu Kyi's defence of her country's armed forces, saying Thursday the fallen pro-democracy icon chose to ignore "unspeakable" acts committed against civilians.
Thousands of people took to the streets in central Algiers on Thursday, chanting, "No vote. We want freedom," as authorities held a presidential election that a mass protest movement views as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.
Russia's only aircraft carrier is on fire Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday morning during repair work in Russia's Arctic Sea port of Murmansk, according to Russian state news agencies.
Cambodia says responds to EU over human rights concern Cambodia's government said on Thursday it had responded to the European Union over human rights and political concerns and urged the bloc to consider that nearly one million female workers would be affected if it suspended trade b
Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its historic session last night night to consider two articles of impeachment against President Trump, one issue went largely unspoken: Russia.
The grandson of Gen. Emiliano Zapata is suing the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature over a painting in which the Mexican hero is observed riding a horse while wearing only high heels and a pink sombrero.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the disgraced former human rights figure, said insurgents were to blame for instigating a conflict that's led to mass murders, rapes and the displacement of over 700,000 Rohingya minorities.
With no suicide note and a growing collection of troubling discoveries, the grieving family of Annie Borjesson have long doubted the official verdict on how she died just a day before flying home for Christmas.
The committee was expected to vote on Thursday afternoon to deliver the two articles, charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the House floor, where the full chamber could vote on whether to impeach Trump as early as Tuesday.
The families are now stepping off the White Island Tours vessel PeeJay and are being welcomed back to land by local Maori, who have brought flowers and balloons to comfort the families who have been up and at sea since 4.30am. People are embracing and crying in group hugs.
As well as the families, tribal elders from Ngati Awa are also disembarking from the boat, as are some of New Zealand’s most senior police officers.
Latest from Eleanor, who’s down at the Whakatane wharf:
A significant police presence has gathered, as well as members of the local community, victim support and the Red Cross. It is expected family who have been out at sea will soon dock in Whakatane, as well as members of Ngati Awa.
The mayor, Judy Turner, is also on the wharf and a large white charter ship is now approaching the dock.
Campaigners frustrated at how women and indigenous people have struggled to have voices heard
Youth climate activists have called for a global strike on Friday to protest that human rights and social justice have been sidelined at the UN climate talks in Madrid, where governments look set to wrap up two weeks of negotiations without a breakthrough on the pressing issue of greenhouse gas reduction.
Campaigners have been frustrated not only at the slow progress of the talks but also that groups representing women, indigenous people and poor people have struggled to have their voices heard within the conference halls where the official negotiations are taking place, even while 500,000 people took part in a mass protest in the streets outside last Friday.
Low turnout reflects widespread disaffection with election pitting regime loyalists against each other
An opposition call for a mass boycott of presidential elections in Algeria appeared to have succeeded on Thursday, as polls shut after a day marked by mass demonstrations, police clashes and a wave of arrests.
The turnout in the election appeared to be around 20% – a victory for the country’s pro-democracy protest movement, which has derided the vote as a sham.
Leader says a report from an internal inquiry into Myanmar soldiers was due soon
In a defiant closing address to the UN’s highest tribunal, Aung San Suu Kyi has pleaded with its 17 international judges to dismiss allegations that Myanmar has committed genocide and urged them instead to allow the country’s court martial system to deal with any human rights abuses.
The 74-year-old leader of the Asian country informed the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague that she expected a report by an internal inquiry to recommend more prosecutions of Myanmar soldiers soon.
Company ordered to pay CasaPound €800 for each day the account has been closed
A civil court in Rome has ruled that Facebook must immediately reactivate the account of the Italian neo-fascist party CasaPound and pay the group €800 (£675) for each day the account has been closed, according to local media.
Facebook shut the party’s account, which had 240,000 followers, along with its Instagram page in early September. A Facebook spokesperson told the Ansa news agency at the time: “Persons or organisations that spread hatred or attack others on the basis of who they are will not have a place on Facebook and Instagram. The accounts we removed today violate this policy and will no longer be present on Facebook or Instagram.”
Paramilitary forces deployed at demonstrations in north-east over bill excluding Muslims
Two protesters have been shot dead by police in the Indian state of Assam during unrest over legislation that will allow for Hindu but not Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to become citizens of India.
The citizenship amendment bill (CAB), passed by the parliamentary lower house on Monday and by the upper house on Wednesday night, has faced fierce opposition from indigenous people in the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura.