ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for leaders from Hamas and Israel

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The top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court today announced a request for arrest warrants for top leaders from both Hamas and the Israeli government. Karim Khan said that he has reason to believe that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with the Israeli defense minister, and three top leaders from Hamas all “bear criminal responsibility” for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

Native American supporter Deborah Theodore, left, of Belmont, Mass., and her daughter, Sofia Theodore-Pierce stand by the statue of Massasoit on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., during the 35th National Day of Mourning, Nov. 25, 2004.

Thanksgiving stories gloss over the history of US settlement on Native lands

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, author of the book, "A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East's Long War," in Istanbul, Turkey.

Iraqi author Ghaith Abdul-Ahad on the ‘unbuilding’ of Baghdad

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Friends and family of Nicolas Guerrero lit candles near the spot where he was killed during a protest

Families seek justice for youth killed while protesting last year

The entrance hall of Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, central France

Interpol election raises rights concerns about fair policing

Video still from the one-year vigil for Christopher Kapessa.

BLM brings new hope for Wales family seeking justice for Black teen’s death 

Last year, 13-year-old Christopher Kapessa, who was Black, drowned when a schoolmate allegedly pushed him into a river. Now, the global Black Lives Matter movement has given the family new hope the suspect will be prosecuted. 

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New documentary follows LGBTQ people fleeing persecution in Chechnya

In early 2017, stories began emerging on how Chechen authorities were persecuting the LGBTQ community. The World speaks to director David French on his new film, “Welcome to Chechnya,” which gives an inside look at the abuse and torture faced by the republic’s LGBTQ people and those who try to help them escape.

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Why a recent Supreme Court decision on bonds is a ‘red flag’ for immigrants in detention


A battle is on over the constitutionality of indefinite immigrant detention.

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Award-winning Turkish writer free to travel again


Multiple award-winning Turkish author Asli Erdogan is no longer trapped in her native Turkey.


How this torture survivor from Chad made good on ‘a pact with God’


Souleymane Guengueng, at home in the Bronx, once helped imprison a brutal former president of Chad. Now, he hopes to teach others how he did it.