Human rights and civil liberties

Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 29, 2017 - 7:07 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday he was not attending the funeral of a South African apartheid-era leader after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away. Kathrada died Tuesday at age 87 after being admitted for surgery linked to blood clotting on the brain. He was...
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Former wife of the late former President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, listens to speeches during the memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 29, 2017 - 5:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma says he is not attending the funeral of a South African apartheid-era leader after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away. Kathrada died Tuesday at age 87. He was imprisoned for years along with Nelson Mandela for opposing the former white minority...
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FILE - This Dec. 2015 file photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Watson is hearing arguments Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Honolulu, on whether to extend his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. But even if Watson doesn’t put the ban on hold until the state’s lawsuit is resolved, his temporary block would remain until he rules otherwise. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 2:36 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts. But even if U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson does not issue...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, David Robert Daleiden, right, leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, against Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
March 29, 2017 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges. California's new Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 counts apiece Tuesday against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the...
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 photo Israeli Knesset lawmakers, from the left, Mickey Levy, of the Yesh Atid party, Rachel Azaria, of the Kulanu party, and Tali Ploskov, also of the Kulanu party, laugh during an interview with a reporter from The Associated Press, in Boston. The lawmakers are to participate Wednesday, March 29, in a town hall at a synagogue, in Brookline, Mass., to discuss anti-Semitism in the U.S., among other issues. Limor Rubin, a non-profit program director, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 29, 2017 - 12:29 am
BOSTON (AP) — A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both countries, and amid uncertainty over the direction of U.S. policy toward the Jewish state under...
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 photo Israeli Knesset lawmakers, from the left, Mickey Levy, of the Yesh Atid party, Rachel Azaria, of the Kulanu party, and Tali Ploskov, also of the Kulanu party, laugh during an interview with a reporter from The Associated Press, in Boston. The lawmakers are to participate Wednesday, March 29, in a town hall at a synagogue, in Brookline, Mass., to discuss anti-Semitism in the U.S., among other issues. Limor Rubin, a non-profit program director, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 29, 2017 - 12:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss anti-Semitism in the United States. The visit by the five members of the Knesset, or parliament, this week comes at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, David Robert Daleiden, right, leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, against Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 11:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would be the strictest ban in the country if enacted. A GOP-led House committee had been set to vote on the provision Tuesday night but...
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March 28, 2017 - 10:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday against David Daleiden and...
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Demonstrators from the Asian community protest outside Paris' 19th district's police station, Tuesday March 28, 2017. Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home have seen three police officers injured and 35 protesters arrested, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 28, 2017 - 9:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the...
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