United States

US women's football team players demand equal pay

Top women’s football players sue the US Soccer Federation, claiming the organisation pays them less than male players.

US & Canada

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

The Voting Rights Advancement Act would help defend black and minority groups against voter suppression, Democrats say.

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Fearful residents locking themselves in at night, with at least 12 killed in unrest as sexual assault reports emerge.

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

United States

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote

US state voted in November to restore voting rights to most ex-convicts who have served all terms of their sentence.

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Three leading campaigners on trial over their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement calling for political reform.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Hong Kong

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Critics say charges will further undermine Chinese territory's waning freedoms as Beijing tries to assert control.

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Al Jazeera World

Who Killed Robert Kennedy?

Fifty years on, questions about witness testimony, hidden evidence and the true identity of Kennedy's killer remain.

Racism

The Smith-Carlos Black Power salute: Once vilified, now praised

Tommie Smith, John Carlos were ridiculed after raising fists during 1968 Olympics. Fifty years on, they inspire others.

The Smith-Carlos Black Power salute: Once vilified, now praised

Romania

Romania's anti-gay marriage referendum flops

Data from the national election bureau shows that only 20.4 percent of Romanians voted in the referendum.

Romania's anti-same-sex marriage vote fails to meet legal turnout

Asia

Gandhi: 125 years since whites-only train incident

South Africa, India marking 125th anniversary of an incident seen as the Indian independence leader's first act of civil disobedience.

The Listening Post

Reform in Saudi Arabia: Image versus reality

The jailing of female activists makes the story of reform in the kingdom harder to tell. Plus, political ads in Mexico.

Al Jazeera World

Ryuichi Hirokawa: Witness from the East

While working on a kibbutz in 1967, a Japanese journalist discovers the hidden remains of a Palestinian village.

The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

United States

'First Black Identity Extremist' in US ordered released

Critics say African American activist Christopher Daniels has been held since December because FBI policed his views.

US judge orders release of 'first Black Identity Extremist'

Civil Rights

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say.

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'