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  • new storyThe Latest: Eiffel Tower lit in green for climate conference story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 3:34 pm

    PARIS - The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:

  • Gay rights activists march in New Delhi parade 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 7:58 am

    NEW DELHI - Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.

  • Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 10:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders.

  • Some key GOP activists in Ohio still wrestling with pick story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:38 pm

    CINCINNATI - The shopping days before the presidential nominating season begins are dwindling, leaving Republican activists in a GOP stronghold region of Ohio still checking the field's long list to choose the right candidate for them.

  • Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:31 am

    BEIJING - A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.

  • Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 9:44 am

    DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia to adopt a law against the practice.

  • The Latest: DOJ representatives attend Minneapolis protest story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:27 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):

  • Burundi's government suspends 10 civic groups amid unrest 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:28 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's government on Monday suspended the licenses of 10 non-governmental organizations over allegations they have been involved in anti-government activities.

  • Report: Bahrain tortured detainees years after 2011 protests 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:56 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain's security forces tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests, despite a government promise to stop such abuses in the island nation, according to a new report released Monday.

  • A boycott's birth: How the Missouri race protests began 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:36 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days.

  • Indian Hindu activists take down floating cow exhibit 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:54 am

    JAIPUR, India - Right-wing Hindu activists have taken down an exhibit of a Styrofoam cow that was suspended in midair using a balloon, organizers of an art fair in western India and police said Sunday.

  • UN: 729 human rights activists slain in Colombia since 1994 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 6:19 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - The United Nations says 729 human rights activists have been killed in Colombia in the past two decades. That's an average of nearly three a month.

  • Journalists, activists face controversial trial in Morocco 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:29 am

    RABAT, Morocco - Seven journalists and activists are facing trial in Morocco in a case widely criticized by human rights groups as politically motivated.

  • French climate march ban draws criticism 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:10 pm

    PARIS - Climate activists have reacted with dismay to the French government's decision to ban two scheduled mass marches across Paris and other French cities during crucial global climate change talks later this month.

  • Burkina Faso victims seek answers from former torture site 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 10:33 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A rundown colonial building in Burkina Faso that was once the headquarters of the presidential guard brings back horrible memories for Mousbila Sankara, who was among dozens of people who were imprisoned and tortured there. Some never made it out alive.

  • Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 10:24 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms.

  • Ex-Georgia lawmaker sentenced to year and a day in prison 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 2:18 pm

    ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a former Georgia state representative and civil rights activist to a year and a day in prison for fraud.

  • Indianapolis broadcaster, activist Amos Brown remembered 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 4:19 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - As people remembered longtime radio host and Indianapolis icon Amos C. Brown, singer Stevie Wonder dedicated his concert to activist.

  • Syrian-American who confronted Jeb Bush speaking at URI 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:12 pm

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - A Syrian-American activist who gained notoriety after confronting Jeb Bush at a recent campaign stop is speaking at the University of Rhode Island later this month

  • Anti-US activist convicted of buying gun for 'revolution' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:10 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Jurors on Thursday convicted an anti-government activist on firearms charges after authorities said he sought out high-powered weaponry for a coming "second American revolution."

  • Bollywood figures, writer Roy join protest over intolerance story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 8:56 am

    NEW DELHI - Booker Prize-winning novelist Arundhati Roy and two dozen Bollywood award winners added their voices to the artists, scientists and historians who say they are alarmed by a climate of religious intolerance and violence in India.

  • Muslim, Jewish activists to promote peace on DC bus tour 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:46 am

    WASHINGTON - A group of Muslim and Jewish activists is taking a bus tour around the Washington area in an effort to show that the religions don't have to be enemies.

  • Anti-government activist says he was ready to take action 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:23 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - An anti-government activist on trial in Montana over federal weapons charges testified Wednesday that he held out hope for peace but was prepared to take violent action against law enforcement, judges and elected officials "when the war starts."

  • Detained ex-Gitmo French activist may be allowed to leave 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:43 pm

    TORONTO - The lawyer for a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner turned peace activist who was detained on arrival in Canada as an apparent national security threat will likely be allowed to return to France.

  • Russian strikes take toll among Syrian civilians story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 6:59 pm

    KADIRLI, Turkey - The 4-year-old Syrian girl was ending her first trip to her grandparents' house. Posing for the last family photos before returning to Turkey with her mother, Raghad dressed up in a pretty blue-and-white polka dot dress and put her hair up in ponytails with red barrettes.