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‘Treated as animals’: US inmates to strike in 17 states

An uprising in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Facility in April ended with seven people dead. The uprising was sparked by gang-related tensions, which were fueled by poor living conditions and…

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Venezuela rolls out new currency amid rampant hyperinflation

Venezuela has rolled out a new currency, slashing five zeroes from the bolivar, in a bid to tame the country's rampant hyperinflation, but critics say the new measures will only…

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Online database of accused Irish clergy launched

Ahead of Pope Francis' scheduled visit to Ireland, an international research group launched a database of Irish clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children. BishopAccountability.org said the online…

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Ugandan police clash with opposition protesters

Ugandan police fired live rounds and tear gas in the capital to disperse a crowd of protesters angered over the arrests and alleged torture of several opposition politicians, including local…

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Spain: Police shoot dead knife attacker near Barcelona

Spanish police are investigating a "terrorist attack" in Catalonia just days after the one-year anniversary of two assaults in the country's northeastern region that killed 16 people. An officer shot dead a…

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Asia Argento accused of sexual assault

One of the leading figures in the #MeToo movement has reportedly been accused of sexual assault herself. Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first to speak out against…

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Colorado dad charged with killing family

A Colorado man has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters who went missing a week ago. Chris Watts, 33, is accused of…

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Pope condemns sex abuse atrocities

Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to "the People of God" calls…

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Suspect detained for shooting outside US Embassy in Ankara

One person was detained in relation to the shooting outside the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Monday. The U.S. Embassy came under…

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Trump has responsibility towards media, UN rights chief says

The U.N. rights chief said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump bears "a heavy responsibility" for how the media is portrayed and that his remarks could have a knock-on effect…

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