Hunger Strike News
Lawsuit: Detained immigrant beaten for role in hunger strike
A new federal lawsuit claims an immigrant detained at a privately run jail in Washington state was beaten and placed in solitary confinement because of his role in a hunger strike
Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants
Thailand's energy minister has told protesters that the health and environmental impacts of two planned coal-fired power plants in the south will be reassessed impartially, an announcement the group termed a victory
Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return
Deported to Jordan after 38 years in the United States, Ohio entrepreneur says he'll fight to return to Youngstown
France: 'Perpetual' house arrest prompts vote, hunger strike
A man who has spent a decade under house arrest in France is awaiting a vote by lawmakers that could end his "open-air prison" or more likely, uphold it indefinitely
Iranian-Canadian dies in custody in Tehran after crackdown
Activists and a family member say an Iranian-Canadian university professor has died while in custody in Tehran
'Wonder Girls': How girl-led activists are changing the world
Dozens of girls and young women in countries around the globe are proving you don’t need superpowers to fight for justice, equality and peace. After traveling to 13 countries to visit 15 girl-led nonprofits, photojournalist Paola Gianturco has collected their stories in a new book, " Wonder Girls:
Family of father and son detained in Iran tells Trump to take 'urgent action': We're 'running out of time'
During his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump called on Iran to release all Americans being detained by the regime and its Revolutionary Guard Corps. Among those Americans held are a father and son -- Baquer and Siamak Namazi -- and their family is urging Trump to
Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell: Inside the close bond they shared
The music world lost two rock icons -- Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington -- within months of each other. Bennington's death is being investigated as "a suicide by hanging," a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office told ABC News on Friday. A final cause of death won't be confirmed
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wishes Muslims 'Ramadan Kareem'
The leader of the Jewish state sent Ramadan greetings to its Muslim citizens Saturday. "I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel 's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace," tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "Ramadan Kareem"
Chris Cornell: Why his death leaves 'a massive void in the rock world'
Chris Cornell was a titan among rock stars in the '90s Seattle grunge scene, ranking alongside Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , Pearl Jam ’s Eddie Vedder and Alice In Chains’ Layne Staley. Cornell didn’t start out on top. The early Soundgarden records, “Ultramega OK” and particularly their 1989 major-label