Human Rights

US judge blocks deportation of Iraqis

Judge Mark Goldsmith sides with ACLU lawyers who argue those being deported could face persecution, torture or death.

US judge blocks deportation of Iraqis

Asia

China grants medical parole to Nobel laureate Liu

Rights group calls for Liu's unconditional release and treatment overseas after terminal liver cancer diagnosis.

China grants parole to Nobel Liu Xiaobo

Human Rights

Police accused of sexual assault at anti-Trump protest

An independent photojournalist says it 'felt like rape' as officers subjected him to a cavity search while laughing.

ACLU sues DC police over violence at anti-Trump rally

Middle East

Detentions as police break up Istanbul Pride parade

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas on LGBT activists who attempted to hold march in defiance of ban by authorities.

Detentions as police break up Istanbul Pride parade

Middle East

Yemen faces 'world's worst cholera outbreak'

WHO says more than 1,300 people have died and as many as 300,000 could become infected by the end of August.

UN: Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak

Latin America

At least 11 killed in Mexico's latest drug violence

Four children among those killed in violence-ridden Veracruz state in what governor calls 'act of terrible barbarism'.

At least 11 killed in Mexico's latest drug violence

Middle East

UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic

UN's World Health Organization also warns that as many as 300,000 people could be infected by the end of August.

UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic

Middle East

Istanbul LGBT march banned over 'security concerns'

Governor's office bans event for third year in a row, but organisers wow to hold it despite threats by various groups.

Istanbul LGBT march banned over 'security concerns'

The Listening Post

Grenfell tragedy exposes UK media's shortfall

Is the mainstream media any better at dealing with marginalised communities than government are?

Grenfell tragedy exposes UK media's shortfall

War & Conflict

UN to investigate DR Congo killings

Ongoing violence in central Kasai region has killed more than 3,300 people since October, according to Catholic church.

UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Yoga Day, Portugal forest fires and air raids in Yemen.

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

US & Canada

Video of US police killing black driver sparks outrage

Police car video of shooting of black motorist released just days after the Minnesota officer was acquitted at trial.

Philando Castile killing: Police video sparks outrage

United States

Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march

Two journalists are among more than 200 people facing felony charges after mass arrests at Inauguration Day rally.

Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march

Human Rights

UN accuses rivals in DR Congo of fuelling ethnic hatred

UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein accuses Kinshasa of supporting rebels behind 'horrific attacks' in Kasai province.

UN accuses rivals in DR Congo of fuelling ethnic hatred

Poverty & Development

The slow road to recovery for rape survivors in the DRC

In eastern DRC, an outpost of hope provides medical, psychological and social help to marginalised victims.

The slow road to recovery for rape survivors in the DRC