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BERLIN | Thousands protest in Berlin against racism, discrimination

BERLIN — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Berlin against racism and discrimination, a protest that comes amid concern about an increasingly confident far right. A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed Saturday’s “Indivisible” protest in the heart of the German capital under the slogan “solidarity instead of exclusion … Continue reading BERLIN | Thousands protest in Berlin against racism, discrimination

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance. More than 1,200 people are on death row in Malaysia, which mandates hanging as punishment for … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ franchise adding new hate-crimes drama

LOS ANGELES— NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise is adding what the network calls a “relevant” new series about hate crimes. The network said Tuesday that it’s ordered 13 episodes of “Law & Order: Hate Crimes.” The drama from “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state’s Hate Crimes Task Force. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ franchise adding new hate-crimes drama

MOSCOW | Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

MOSCOW — A spokeswoman for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been detained outside his home in Moscow. Kira Yarmysh said Navalny was detained early Saturday afternoon and taken to a nearby police station. She said she was not aware of the reason for his arrest. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable political … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow