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Jaguares to break new ground in Super Rugby playoffs

Jaguares to break new ground in Super Rugby playoffs

Argentina's Jaguares will celebrate a significant milestone in their history, ignoring the catcalls of opponents, when they host a Super Rugby quarterfinal for the first time on Friday.The Jaguares have made the playoffs only once ...

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.On her ...

Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest

Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media.Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor ...

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals.Conservationists ...

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.Fatou Bensouda told the ...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people.Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan ...

Update: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

Update: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

The Latest on Conservative Party voting to pick Britain's next prime minister (all times local):6:05 p.m.The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his commanding ...

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua’s Ortega

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua’s Ortega

Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in ...