Keanu Reeves’ picture among tools in China’s crackdown on Uighur minority

Millions from the Chinese Uighurs have disappeared into shadowy prisons and “concentration camps” under Chinese Communist Party rule in the country’s autonomous Xinjiang region, often referred to as the Chinese occupied East Turkestan, following a large-scale effort in recent years to purge and squash “Islamic terrorism” within the Muslim ethnic minority.

Desperate women fleeing Venezuela sell hair, ****** milk, sex to get by

They come from a country that now resembles a war zone –their lives have been ripped apart by displacement, starvation, disease, desperation, torment and fear life – and while that war zone sentiment too has permeated the Colombian side of the border, there is at least a sense that survival is possible.

Venezuelans regret gun ban, ‘a declaration of war against an unarmed population’

As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment –regarding the country’s earlier gun control bill that saw citizens stripped of their weapons-owning rights.

French boy beaten to death with broom handle for not doing his homework: report

Four family members have been apprehended by authorities following the death of a nine-year-old boy in the eastern French city of Mulhouse last Sunday. The child, according to local authorities, was fatally beaten with a broom handle and other “blunt objects” after refusing to do his homework.

UK slammed for not granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi over security fears

After eight years languishing on death row on what most western leaders contend were unfounded blasphemy charges, newly acquitted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi remains in hiding from Islamic extremists after the U.K. denied her political asylum.

Migrant caravan faces opposition from angry Tijuana residents

In blunt contrast to the warm reception, thousands of migrants received as they made the arduous journey through Central America to Mexico – receiving food donations and well wishes from locals – the nearly 3000 who reached the Mexican border with California in recent days have been with marked hostility.

Unprecedented security protecting jurors, others at El Chapo trial

As the long-awaited, much-anticipated trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán – once the most wanted man in the world and the accused leader of the most notorious drug syndicate in history – gets underway in New York, staunch security measures have been put in place and are only increasing.