Millions of Yemenis are on the brink of starvation while the country is in the midst of the world’s fastest-growing cholera epidemic. Civil war, foreign military intervention, and a naval blockade have caused death and disease on a massive scale.
The "police use-of-force" expert who wrote one of two reports that deemed the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November was "reasonable" was also instrumental in clearing Colorado officers in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.
In the same Texas city where activist Sandra Bland was arrested and later died in jail, Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller was tased while on his knees and turned away from officers, who say he was resisting arrest.
A Seattle yoga class offered to people of color as well as non-heteronormative and non-cisgender persons – while “white friends, allies and partners are respectfully asked not to attend” – has gained the ire of a conservative radio host and on Twitter.
A police officer in Providence, Rhode Island, received a coffee at Dunkin' Donuts with the message, "#blacklivesmatter" written on the cup, referring to the national movement highlighting police brutality towards people of color.
In addition to desertion, US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an ex-prisoner-of-war who abandoned his post in Afghanistan before being held by the Taliban for five years, has been charged with a seldom-used area of military law that could mean a life sentence.
Israel’s naval commando unit shot and killed Muhammad Suleiman, a top military advisor to the Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2008, according to a leaked National Security Agency file, published by The Intercept.