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July 22 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court upheld the death sentences of 28 people accused of plotting the assassination of Hisham Barakat, the nation's top prosecutor, in 2015. In June, a criminal court convicted 67 people charged in connection with...
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Violent protests have erupted across Kenya following the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday. Some have turned deadly. As many as 24 people have been reported dead -- the result of violent demonstrations and clashes...
June 23 (UPI) -- An Indian state has sparked outrage for making people living under the poverty line put signs on their house that say, "I'm Poor" in order to receive food assistance from the government. The ruling right wing...
July 25 (UPI) -- During her last week as human rights commissioner of Australia, Gillian Triggs said human rights were worsening in the country for "women, indigenous, homeless and most of course asylum seekers and refugees." "I think it's partly...
July 26 (UPI) -- The Venezuelan opposition on Wednesday started a two-day national strike to protest President Nicolas Maduro's upcoming attempt to rewrite the country's constitution. The opposition has criticized Maduro's Constituent Assembly -- scheduled for Sunday -- as an...
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea has made a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile, a U.S. intelligence analysis indicates. Unnamed U.S. officials told The Washington Post and NBC News that the Defense Intelligence Agency completed the...
Aug. 13 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to meet U.S. military officials on Monday amid rising tensions on the peninsula. Moon will discuss North Korea's military threat with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph...
July 14 (UPI) -- North Korea is demanding the United States remove all its weapons from the South. The call for diminished U.S. military presence comes at a time when Pyongyang may have been reprocessing an "undetermined" amount of plutonium...
July 13 (UPI) -- A Chicago police officer who was sued for beating a black woman while she was handcuffed was found to have owned websites with racial slurs toward black people in the domain name, according to a...
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The death toll from heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone increased to at least 300 dead and 700 missing, officials said Tuesday. A hillside collapsed on Monday during heavy rains in the mountain town of...

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