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Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

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HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under...

Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

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BERLIN — Five years ago, Tareq Alaows crossed the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber dinghy and trekked north through the Balkans toward Germany, fleeing...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over a...

Case nixed against protester accused of causing hearing loss

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CLEVELAND — An assault charge was dropped against one of two people accused of causing permanent hearing loss to a Cleveland restaurant employee while...

Official apologizes to woman hit by rubber bullet in protest

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida woman who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last...

Turkey: 9 detained over student protests against new rector

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ISTANBUL — Turkish police on Thursday detained nine people who had gathered outside an Istanbul courthouse to show solidarity with others detained for graffiti...

Spanish court rules to extradite broker to Venezuela

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MADRID — Spain's National Court has approved the extradition of a financial broker wanted in Venezuela on charges of fraud and embezzlement of funds. ...

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...