Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China's model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday.
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Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a "Western problem".
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Until recently, Molly struggled to imagine life beyond the end of each repetitive day: work in someone else's fields and earn enough to eat, rinse, repeat.
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When asked in an interview why she chose cyber bullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump's wife had a surprising answer.
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Homosexuality is still subject to the death penalty in many countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, while others allow gay marriage and adoption.
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China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called on the international community to "constrain" China by standing up for freedoms, casting her island's giant neighbour as a global threat to democracy.
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Eight prominent columnists working for Kenya's biggest media group quit Tuesday over what they said was increased meddling by government and a loss of media freedom at its outlets.
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Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has refused to resign, vowing to fight allegations that saw her embroiled in a financial scandal, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday.
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Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on Friday.
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Three nuns lashed out on Friday against the menial work they have to do for clergymen, often for no money, in a rare public criticism of the Catholic Church's male hierarchy.
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More than a month after firing the protege of his campaign financier Dennis Uy, President Rodrigo Duterte ix still mad.
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US President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" a path to citizenship over 10-12 years.
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Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, dismissed the country's ambassador to Chad on Tuesday, weeks after authorities said they had thwarted an attempted coup.
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Get away from it all just like this politiko and his family.
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An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.
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US authorities have arrested Hong Kong's former home affairs secretary and the ex-foreign minister of Senegal for leading a multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa on behalf of a top Chinese energy company, with some deals arranged in…
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Canada will boost immigration to one million over the next three years with a plan that "will guarantee" the country's future prosperity, its immigration minister announced Wednesday.