The new film “Crown Heights” tells a story of perseverance and the human spirit
24 August 2017 | 8:00 am
The biographical drama tells the true story of a wrongfully convicted man who served 21 years in jail.
7 Apr 2021
The Russian opposition figure says he is suffering from fever, but has vowed to continue his hunger strike. He has been moved to a sick ward and tested for coronavirus, local media reported.
13 Apr 2021
Ahmed Bassam Zaki has received a second sentence in the case sparked by an Instagram account that provided an anonymous platform for assault survivors to come out.
1 May 2021
Said Djabelkhir, an Algerian scholar on Islam, says he'll appeal his three-year jail sentence and keep fighting for "freedom" of reasoned thought.
10 May 2021
The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.
25 Jun 2021
An Indiana woman has become the first to be sentenced among those charged with participating in the January 6 US Capitol violence. Meanwhile, a member of the extremist Oath Keeper group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
24 Jun 2021
R. Kelly has been transferred to a New York jail as he prepares to stand trial in his sex trafficking and racketeering case.
6 Jul 2021
In tonight's edition: All eyes are on Jacob Zuma as the former South African president fails to turn himself in before an arrest deadline. Also, in the latest wave of mass abductions from schools in northwestern Nigeria, around 140 students are taken from a boarding school in Kaduna state. Parents at the Bethel Baptist High School are distraught. And we hear from Tunisian illustrator Nadia Khiari about her disappointment at the decade after the Arab Spring.
10 Jul 2021
Ex-banker and Belarusian opposition figure Viktor Babariko has been sentenced to 14 years in jail. He is regarded as the main challenger to Alexander Lukashenko, the country's disputed leader.
31 Jul 2021
The proposed bill could see LGBTQ community members imprisoned between five to 10 years for identifying or advocating for their rights.
The former president has died while serving a life term in prison for crimes against humanity. Local media reported that the 79-year-old died of coronavirus.
Eighty political prisoners detained by Alpha Conde's government, including a number who had campaigned against his third term, were released on Tuesday (september 7) evening following a military coup which deposed the now former Guinean president. Ismael Conde, a former member of Alpha Conde's party who rallied against a third term, left Conakry's central jail thanking the people of Guinea for his liberation and embracing a close relative before disapearing into the crowd.
Critics say a plan to consolidate media regulatory agencies will further shrink press freedom in the country. Journalists and opposition parties have decried the law as "draconian" and unconstitutional.
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Over 200 NGOs and rights organizations have called for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They have raised concerns about atrocities and human rights violations by the Chinese government.
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Marine scientists have witnessed a spectacular phenomenon at Australia's Great Barrier Reef – billions of baby corals in the making. The corals on the reef are fertilizing their offspring by releasing spawn into the Pacific Ocean.
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The Ebo rainforest in Cameroon is part of the second-largest tropical forest in the world. It is home to rare primates including gorillas. But poachers and logging companies threaten the forest and its inhabitants.
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Early visitors to the Main Press Centre at the Beijing Winter Olympics have been delighted to discover that ice cream is served to them by robots. To buy the ice cream, one must go to the cashier to pay first and get a receipt with a QR code, which you then scan on the machine and the robot will automatically kick into action.
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All sides in Ethiopia's civil war have been accused of unspeakable atrocities. Will anyone be held responsible for them? Tim Sebastian speaks to the country's minister for democratization, Zadig Abraha.
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In this edition, we take a closer look at a symbol of just how far former enemies France and Germany have come. Nowadays, the Rhine river is barely even an obstacle between the Alsace capital Strasbourg and its twin town of Kehl on the German side. Every day, thousands of cross-border commuters travel back and forth across the river on tram line D, which has linked the two sides since 2017.