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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders

US President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons. He...

Millennials Make Up Almost Half of Latino Eligible Voters in 2016

Youth, Naturalizations Drive Number of Hispanic Eligible Voters to Record 27.3 Million BY JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD, MARK HUGO LOPEZ, GUSTAVO LÓPEZ, JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND...

Immigration issues for US-Cuba

By Patricia Grogg HAVANA,Cuba - The crisis that has broken out at several border crossings in Latin America as a result of thousands of Cubans...

Gay activist attacked in Port Elizabeth tavern

Cape Town man says police refused to open docket By Joseph Chirume PORT ELIZABETH, SA - A well-known Cape Town gay activist says he was attacked...

Man alleges homophobic assault by Shoprite security guard

A man claims to have been physically and verbally assaulted by a security guard in Site C’s Shoprite. By Ashleigh Furlong Capetown, SA - Thando Dyamara,...

US Mayors address top priorities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors in partnership with The Boston University Initiative on Cities, with the support of Citi, today released the...

Solar Power Keeps the Midnight Oil Burning at the University of...

By Kizito Makoye Dodoma, Tanzania - Power cuts wreak havoc on most lives, but when you have an exam the next day and you have...

China Expands Reach with Military Base in East Africa

By Mario Ritter China plans to build its first overseas military base in the east African nation of Djibouti. Experts say the move is part of...

Japan and India sign bullet train deal amid closer ties

India has agreed to buy a high-speed bullet train from Japan, in an attempt to transform its creaking rail system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said...

More Mexicans Leaving US Than Are Arriving

By Dora Mekouar More Mexicans are leaving the United States than are arriving, according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center. Government data from both...