They wanted to protest their poor living conditions and sexual abuse: During a riot, teenagers in a Guatemalan shelter lit matresses. The fire spread quickly.
The move comes amid increased tensions with Israel in the aftermath of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and the recent bloodshed in Gaza. Israel has questioned the legal validity of the Palestinian request to the ICC.
Authorities in Guatemala have asked Sweden and Venezuela to recall their ambassadors, accusing them of meddling in Guatemalan affairs. Stockholm said the move was "very unfortunate" and pledged to ask for an explanation.
A referendum in Guatemala is letting voters decide whether the International Court of Justice will have the final say in a centuries-old dispute over around half of neighboring Belize. But voter apathy could run high.
Southeast Asian leaders are gathering for the first ASEAN summit in Australia. But rights groups are calling on Canberra to talk about more than just economics at the Sydney meeting.
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