The future of human rights in Southeast Asia remains bleak, an official has said, with little progress having been made by ASEAN in applying the Declaration of Human Rights since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in 2009.
Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.
A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.
A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.
A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.
Amercans Madison Chock and Evan Bates won the Skate America ice dance short competition Friday night.
Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip to next year's World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Woman's Championship match on Sunday.
As the time for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to announce his Cabinet lineup nears, activists have heightened appeals for the new President not to compromise by appointing any figures with poor human rights records as ministers.