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Tokyo-based Australian journalist Scott McIntyre speaks during a press conference at Foreign Correspondent's Club Japan in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. McIntyre said he is a victim of “inhumane

Japan convicts Australian who sought to see his children

Jan. 16, 2020 11:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife's parents to try to find his children. ...

Colombian rebel group frees 3 teenagers captured this month

Dec. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Three teenagers who were captured earlier this month by the rebel National Liberation Army in Colombia were released Monday following mediation by several human rights groups. The International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement that the teens were in good health when...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 file photo a Syrian boy plays with a toy car at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international human rights organization says on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, hundreds of unaccompanied children in a migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos are living in

Rights group slams Greek migrant camp conditions for minors

Dec. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, putting their mental and physical well-being at risk, an international human rights organization said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch...

This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and people searching for victims under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the village of Ibdeita, in Idlib province, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Airstrikes on areas in the last major rebel stronghold in northwest Syria on Saturday killed at least 18 people, including women and children, and wounded others as a three-month truce crumbles, opposition activists said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill at least 18 people

Dec. 7, 2019 1:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on areas in the last major rebel stronghold in northwest Syria on Saturday killed at least 18 people, including women and children, and wounded others as a three-month truce crumbles, opposition activists said. The airstrikes on Idlib province have intensified over the past few...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, Venezuelans stand behind the Spanish sign:

Rights group: Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in Brazil

Dec. 5, 2019 11:48 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hundreds of Venezuelan children are fleeing into Brazil alone and at risk of becoming homeless, abused or recruited by gangs, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The human rights group cited government figures indicating that over 500 children have crossed into the Brazilian state...

First lady Melania Trump speaks at the B'More Youth Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at UMBC in Baltimore. The first lady urged students to avoid misusing drugs, saying that it would make it harder for them to achieve. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Melania Trump defends rights of Baltimore teens to boo her

Nov. 26, 2019 4:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” She traveled there to urge hundreds of middle and high school students to...

Young members of the Guatemalan delegation find UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham in the audience during a high-level meeting on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

Nov. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was World Children’s Day on Wednesday, and British teenage actress Millie Bobby Brown and former England soccer star David Beckham urged people everywhere to listen to youngsters and ensure their rights and their futures. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the U.N. adoption...