China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces. CNN News Continue reading China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou provinces
The founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement. Reuters Continue reading Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91
European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc’s system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration. Reuters Continue reading France and Germany, soften demands on EU hosting refugees: document
As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country. Reuters Continue reading 'We can't go anywhere': Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'
A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of a criminal tribunal to bring those responsible to justice. Reuters Continue reading Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya
Key U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to win approval of a bill to speed the use of self-driving cars without human controls, but face an uphill battle on Capitol Hill. Reuters Continue reading U.S. lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill
The Saudi-led coalition said it approved evacuating wounded Houthi fighters for treatment on Monday, meeting a key condition for the group to attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden this week aimed at ending Yemen’s nearly four-year-old war. Reuters Continue reading Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks
China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it has confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak on a farm in capital city Beijing, as well as two other outbreaks in Shaanxi and Heilongjiang provinces. CNN News Continue reading China reports new African swine fever outbreak on farm in Beijing with nearly 10,000 pigs
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. CNN News Continue reading Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest
Governments must never again use fighting terrorism as a pretext to flatten cities and stoke war as they did in Syria, Jan Egeland told Reuters on Thursday as he stepped down from his role as the U.N. humanitarian adviser on … Continue reading U.N.'s Egeland says Syria shows perils of targeting 'terrorists'
Philippine leftists reacted with dismay on Wednesday to a threat by President Rodrigo Duterte to create a “death squad” to hunt what he said were Maoist assassins, a plan critics said could trigger a spree of killings similar to his … Continue reading Philippine leader slammed over threat to create 'Duterte death squad'
Brazil’s right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday picked retired General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz as his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, adding a fifth military man to his cabinet. Reuters Continue reading Brazilian president-elect adds fifth military man to cabinet
Indonesia’s national human rights agency said on Monday it was concerned about the launch of a mobile application by the Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office, which allows members of the public to report religious beliefs they consider “misguided”. Reuters Continue reading Indonesian app to report 'misguided' religion 'risks dividing neighbors'
China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Yangzhou city in eastern Jiangsu province. CNN News Continue reading China reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in Jiangsu province
China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday it has confirmed an African swine fever outbreak in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. CNN News Continue reading China confirms African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia region