At least 200 land and environmental activists were killed in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and agricultural companies – the highest annual number on record, a watchdog said.
The former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-run children's hospital have been indicted for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's foundation to pay for renovations on a top cardinal's apartment.
Amnesty International said the conflict in Mosul has created a "civilian catastrophe", with Islamic State extremists carrying out forced displacement, summary killings and the use of human shields in the Iraqi city.
Chinese doctors are working urgently to save critically ill Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, as the government hardened its position against growing pleas to allow China's best-known political prisoner to leave for treatment overseas.
Donald Trump's eldest son changed his account over the weekend of a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, saying on Sunday that the woman told him she had information about Hillary Clinton.