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Tens of thousands more are homeless and cholera has already begun to spread in the wake of this weekend's hurricane.
Journalists across the country went on strike last week to protest the government's appointments of moderators that stifle reporting critical of the new administration.
Despite being hailed for years as a Western-style democratic reformer, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is heading a brutal crackdown on Kurdish journalists and media outlets.
The Egyptian-American writer whose recent arrest made international headlines spoke with the RIGHTS blog about anti-Muslim hate crimes — and why she doesn't want you to call her a journalist.
Violence leaves over one hundred people arrested and schools shut down, as the Mexican legislature attempts to pass controversial labor reform laws.
The Nobel committee today awarded the European Union the Nobel Peace Prize, but the continent still faces admonishment from rights organizations.
As the Department of Homeland Security eases up on married LGBT immigrants, five couples are suing for equal protection in a fight to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.
A government committee looking into reforms in the judicial system said yesterday that the China needs to work on its infamous Re-Education through Labor Camps.
Amnesty International made it easy to keep the candidates accountable and have a little fun during the debate tonight.
Thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets in the past days, demanding better housing solutions and protesting President Martelly's government, but a march yesterday was cancelled after alleged government intimidation.
When he was the CEO of Bain Capital and the president of its affiliated corporations, investments in Global-Tech factories directly contributed to abominable labor practices, records show.
She's young and beautiful, but she's not your average Saudi Arabian princess. Ameerah al-Taweel pushes for jobs, education and driving privileges for women.
Drones are getting a reputation as killing machines, but some are being used for studying and saving wild animals in need of rescue.
It may seem like just a bunch of world leaders making speeches, but some pretty weird stuff happens at the annual UN General Assembly that doesn't make the front page.
FAA rules allow civilian organizations to own and operate drones, but where is the oversight?
An announcement that China intends to use drones to monitor the South China Sea and the disputed islands there riles Japan and worries other South Pacific nations.
Violence against women and girls is still a massive problem in Liberia, despite its current state of relative peace and the recent conviction of despot Charles Taylor for war crimes. A new report shows how deep the damage goes.
The annual Millennium Campus Conference brought 1,200 students and international global development superstars to Boston to inspire student action to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
Political pariah Julius Malema rises to prominence against prolonged labor strikes, styling himself the workers' leader to take on President Jacob Zuma.
Investigation finds that the Iraqi government is behind the murders and arrests of scores of homosexuals.