Russian journalist who protested on live television escapes house arrest

CNN  —  Marina Ovsyannikova, a Russian journalist who staged a daring protest live on state-run television, has been declared a fugitive after going on the run, Russian media reported. Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest in August. She had been charged with disseminating false information about the Russian military after participating in a protest in … Read more

China’s Xi makes first public appearance after ‘coup’ rumours | Xi Jinping News

Rumours of ‘house arrest’ put to rest as President Xi Jinping attends exhibition in Beijing, before the governing Communist Party summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television, in his first public appearance since returning to China from an official trip to Central Asia in mid-September – … Read more

Izium mass burial site: Signs of torture, mutilation on bodies

CNN  —  Ukrainian officials say they have finished exhuming bodies from a mass burial site in Izium – and that of the 436 bodies found, 30 showed signs of torture. In a gruesome reminder of the human cost of Russia’s invasion, most of the bodies showed signs of a violent death, said Oleh Syniehubov, head … Read more

Nicaragua takes CNN en Español signal off the air

CNN  —  The government of Nicaragua abruptly took CNN en Español off the air this week, shortly after 10 p.m. local time on Wednesday. It has not explained why it removed CNN’s Spanish-language service, and did not respond to CNN’s request for comment. The cable operators carrying CNN en Español in the country also did … Read more

UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to horrific’ | Human Rights News

Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews says the people of Myanmar are increasingly frustrated with an international community they feel has failed them. Tom Andrews, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has said that conditions for Myanmar’s 54 million people have gone from “bad to worse to horrific” since the military seized power … Read more

Izium: Some bodies found at mass burial site in show ‘signs of torture’, Ukraine says

Izium, Ukraine CNN  —  Even the heavy rainfall couldn’t erase the smell of death in the pine forest in Izium on Friday afternoon, as Ukrainian investigators worked their way through a mass burial site found in the eastern Ukrainian city after its recapture from Russian forces. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said at least 440 “unmarked” graves … Read more