A new report by Amnesty International highlights 2016 as an awful year for human rights, with war crimes committed across the world, refugees being scapegoated and global powers failing to rise to the challenge.
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The new orders will allow agents to deport almost all undocumented immigrations anywhere in the United States. An increase in the number of US immigration agents is also planned.
Donald Tsang - ex-chief executive of Hong Kong - has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct in public office. He is the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged - and sentenced - in the city's history.
Milo Yiannopoulous is leaving the Alt-right news site Breitbart after appearing to condone sexual attraction to children. The British editor has regularly courted controversy in the way he tackles contentious issues.
The trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was contentious from the start. He was found guilty of manslaughter for killing an injured Palestinian assailant and sentenced to 18 months. Calls for a pardon prevail.
The life expectancy of people in developed countries keeps going up, according to research by London scientists. In some places it could soon be more than 90 - and the gap between men and women is decreasing, too.
Gambian police have detained ex-president Yahya Jammeh's former spy chief, the infamous Yankuba Badjie. The new regime is moving fast to clear out Jammeh's henchmen a few weeks after the end of 22 years of brutal rule.
The centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron also met with Prime Minister Theresa May during his visit to the British capital. His campaign rally attracted 2,000 French voters living in London.
The French carmaker has promised it will not immediately force job cuts on German assembly workers. Talks are advancing for a 1.9 billion euro takeover of General Motors Europe, which owns Opel and Vauxhall.
Beijing's attempt to punish Taiwan by throttling tourism from the mainland hasn't made much impact. Taiwan set a new tourism record last year by successfully courting visitors from the rest of Asia.
Lawmakers in the lower house have narrowly passed a law backing the legal growing and sale of cannabis, under government control. Until now, less than five grams of cannabis could be sold legally by coffee shops.
Four different players scored for Atletico Madrid, who produced a brilliant display of attacking football against Bayer Leverkusen. Roger Schmidt's side are left staring at a last 16 exit in the Champions League.
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola was aided by former Bundesliga stars Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane to win a remarkable match against Monaco. City trailed 3-2 but scored three goals in 11 second half minutes to win it.
An alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters has seized a dozen villages in eastern Syria. The move is part of a drive to encircle the so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) group's stronghold of Raqqa ahead of new peace talks.
A court in the western German city of Münster has ruled that Syrian migrants are not automatically entitled to refugee status under the Geneva Convention. The verdict followed an appeal by a 48-year-old Syrian man.
President Trump's new National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is a smart choice and a step in the right direction for an embattled administration, says security expert Frank Cilluffo of The George Washington University.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his socialite wife Mehriban as the country's 'First Vice President.' The opposition denounced the move as a 'first step to the establishment of an absolute monarchy.'
British pop star Paul McCartney visited fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr for a recording session in Starr's home studio, according to media reports. Starr praised his colleague after posting a picture with him on Twitter.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has announced a national dialogue initiative in a move to unite the people of South Sudan and to alleviate famine and hunger due to the ongoing drought.
A Vienna court has approved a US extradition request for Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash. Once an ally of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, Firtash is accused of bribing officials in a bid to secure mining licenses.
Recent bomb threats targeting the Jewish community in the US are "horrible" and "painful," according to US President Donald Trump. The president also urged resistance to all forms of "bigotry, intolerance and hatred."
Times are getting tougher in Greece, but there is no real danger that an EU country will be left to flounder.
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In an interview with DW, the exiled Egyptian comedian said that when the Muslim and Arab world condemns Donald Trump, it should not ignore what is happening in their own countries.
For the last two decades, the Ethiopian government has been trumping the country's economic successes , which earned it the title the "African Tiger." However the youth appear to have been left behind.
It's the word on everyone’s lips, and has lent its name to our times: We are living in an age of populism. Being populist has long been seen as a political stigma. But what is populism, and who does it speak to?
The Dutch far-right populist party is currently leading in the polls. While it’s unlikely to be part of the next government, many people fear its ideas will be implemented. Thessa Lageman reports from The Hague.
The German government has only just started tracking dangerous Reichsbürger, it has admitted. Members of the movement reject the legitimacy of the German state and have murdered police officers.
Over the past few months, leading members of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party have made provocative, if not outright offensive, remarks - often targeting refugees or evoking Nazi terminology.
'The story of Eatkarus' - a controversial new Edeka ad for healthy eating goes viral in Germany.
Flowering compost urinals are being trialed in the French capital as a green weapon in its long-standing battle against "wild peeing." Because urinating in public also causes environmental problems, not just a stink.
Germany's Defense Ministry has announced it will increase the number of professional soldiers by around 10 percent. It comes amid increasing pressure for Germany to reach its NATO-mandated defense spending target.
Satellite launches and commercial spaceflight from spaceports dotted around the country. That's the future for UK space activities. The government has presented its plans in a Draft Spaceflight Bill.
Politicians are supposed to be determined to reach their goals, but some go much farther than others.
Hungarian police are recruiting new patrol personnel to keep out refugees.
Mavluda Ergeshova lives in Kyrgyzstan. Her living room is also the bedroom for a family of five.
Thousands have been killed in the campaign against drug dealers and users.
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