Aras Amiri highlights jailed Iran environmentalists' plight

Among the many thousands of political prisoners in Iran's jails are seven prominent environmentalists who were arrested in 2018. The former British Council employee, Aras Amiri, spent two and a half years imprisoned with two of them. She was released last year, and is now speaking out for the first time to draw attention to their plight. read more...

Danny Masterson convicted of 2 counts of rape, ‘That ‘70s Show’ actor faces 30 years to life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson was led out in handcuffs from a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and could get 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on two of three counts of rape at his second trial, in which the Church of Scientology played a central role. read more...

India's protesting wrestlers to sink medals in Ganges

India's top wrestlers have said they will throw their medals into the Ganges, the country's holiest river, as part of their ongoing protest. They also plan to go on an indefinite hunger strike at India Gate - a war memorial in capital Delhi. read more...

Malaysia detains Chinese ship suspected of looting British WW2 wrecks

Malaysia has detained a Chinese-registered vessel suspected of looting two British World War Two shipwrecks. The bulk carrier was seized on Sunday for anchoring illegally at the site in the South China Sea. read more...

Central figure in German tax evasion scandal convicted in 2nd case

BERLIN (AP) — A central figure in a German tax evasion scandal was convicted on Tuesday and sentenced to more than eight years in prison, the second verdict against him in the space of a few months. read more...

UN agencies face funding challenges in feeding Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, official says

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh should not bear the burden of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees alone while U.N. agencies are facing challenges to feed them, a United Nations official said Monday. read more...

Teenagers from Islamic State families undergo rehabilitation in Syria, but future still uncertain

QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — For at least four years, thousands of children have been growing up in a camp in northeast Syria housing families of Islamic State group militants, raised in an atmosphere where the group’s radical ideology still circulates and where they have almost no chance for an education. read more...

Rights group says Uyghur student reported to be missing in Hong Kong did not travel to city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that a Uyghur student who it had said was missing in Hong Kong after being interrogated did not travel to the city, easing concerns over his safety but raising questions over how the allegations first emerged. read more...

The day has arrived for Elizabeth Holmes to report to a Texas prison

Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is scheduled to move to her new home —-a federal prison where she has been sentenced to spend the next 11 years for overseeing a blood-testing hoax that became a parable about greed and hubris in Silicon Valley. read more...

US: Chinese agents paid bribes in plot to disrupt anti-communist Falun Gong movement

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested two suspected Chinese government agents in connection with an alleged plot by Beijing to disrupt and ultimately topple the exiled anti-communist Falun Gong spiritual movement. read more...

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