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Rights activists condemn police violence in California

Los Angeles - Rights activists singled out police in southern California on Monday for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths involving officers, particularly among ethnic minorities.

Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for two years

Bejing - A Chinese court sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to two years in prison for "inciting subversion" on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders and activists.

Impeachment motion looms against Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's ruling party is to launch impeachment proceedings Tuesday against President Robert Mugabe, in the latest bid to oust the 93-year-old strongman still clinging to power after 37 years in office.

Palestinian factions to meet in Cairo for reconciliation talks

Cairo - Leading Palestinian political factions are to gather in Cairo on Tuesday to push ahead with reconciliation efforts, including discussing the formation of a unity government.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

Myanmar's suffocating control of its Rohingya population amounts to "apartheid", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

China lifts up model who fell on Victoria's Secret catwalk

Shanghai - China's internet saw an outpouring of support on Tuesday for model Ming Xi, who apologised to the country for tripping on the catwalk of the first-ever Victoria's Secret fashion show held in her country.

As Mladic awaits verdict, Bosnians still search for loved ones

Mastikosa - Fikret Bacic has only one dream: finding the remains of his family. It does not matter to him whether Serb general Ratko Mladic is convicted on Wednesday over their deaths in Bosnia's civil war.

Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process

Sochi - The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet on Wednesday for the first in a series of summits aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria, now regime forces have an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State group.

Germany seeks way out of crisis after govt talks collapse

Berlin - Germany's president was to lead a push from Tuesday to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks.

Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'

Shenyang - When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay.

Branagh, Friel in British double at International Emmys

New York - It was a British acting double at the International Emmy Awards in New York on Monday, as Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel won best actor and best actress for portraying television detectives.

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Goma - Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood.

Families of missing Argentine submarine crew cling to hope

Mar Del Plata - The wire fence at the Mar del Plata naval base was dotted Monday with emotional messages holding out hope for word from the 44 Argentine submariners lost in the South Atlantic for five days.

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Washington - Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.

UN tribunal failed to reconcile Bosnia: Mladic lawyer

Sarajevo - The UN tribunal set up to try Balkan war crimes suspects is a "political" institution that has failed to reconcile Bosnia, a lawyer for Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime military chief, said.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

Madrid - Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Review: Greta van Fleet amazing on new double EP 'From The Fires' Special

Rock group Greta Van Fleet released their new double EP "Fire The Fires" on November 10, and it is a superb musical effort.

Calgary Winter Olympics bid needs more work: committee

Montr - Calgary's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games needs further evaluation by the local authority to the tune of CAN$2 million ($1.6 million), according to recommendations presented to the city council Monday.

Interview with Nancy Kerrigan: Two-time Olympic medalist Special

Two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan chatted with Digital Journal about her family, athletic career, and her experience on "Dancing with the Stars." She also opened up about what she is most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

US networks suspend Rose over sexual harassment allegations

New York - Charlie Rose, one of America's most respected broadcasters, an award-winning television host and interviewer, was suspended Monday after eight women accused him of years of sexual harassment and unwanted advances.
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