(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge last week ordered Ruby Montoya, a 32-year-old climate activist, to serve six years in prison for her role in damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline -- a sentence that federal prosecutors said they hope will deter others who plan... Read More.
(LONDON) -- When Sepideh Rashno appeared last month on Iranian state television to apologize to another woman for refusing to wear a hijab in pubic, longtime observers of Iran's government viewed her actions as a “forced confession.” A viral video posted days earlier appeared to... Read More.
Nichelle Nichols, one of the original cast members of Star Trek, has passed away at age 89, according to a Facebook post by her son, Kyle Johnson. "I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Belarus fabricated a bomb scare aboard a Ryanair passenger plane last year to force it to land so it could arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, federal prosecutors in New York said Thursday as they charged four Belarusian officials with conspiracy to... Read More.
Priyanka Chopra responded Thursday to the growing backlash against her upcoming new show, The Activist. The Activist's initial concept was to have contestants compete in several challenges for a cash grant and to raise awareness for their particular issue. With Chopra, Usher and Julianne Hough were set to serve as judges. However,... Read More.
(BOISE, Idaho) -- Ammon Bundy, an anti-government activist and one of the leaders of a 2016 armed occupation on a wildlife refuge in Oregon, has filed paperwork to run for governor of Idaho. Bundy was a part of a group of militia members occupying Malheur... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Belarus has been accused of "hijacking" a civilian airliner by forcing a Ryanair passenger flight to land in the country using a fake bomb threat so that authorities could arrest a prominent critic of its authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The Ryanair flight... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Belarus is accused of forcing a Ryanair passenger plane to land in the country so that authorities could arrest a leading blogger who helped organize last year's protests against the country's authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The Ryanair flight was passing through Belarus'... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- The prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, according to her family, but human rights organizations have warned she is still banned from leaving the Kingdom and faces a suspended... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Letitia Wright had some pretty big shoes to fill in the new feature Mangrove from Steve McQueen's anthology film series Small Axe. The film, which follows the Mangrove Nine -- a group Black British activists who were arrested and tried for inciting a riot at... Read More.
By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News(HONG KONG) -- Teen activist Tony Chung has become the second person to be charged under Hong Kong’s deeply controversial national security law.The former leader of pro-independence group Studentlocalism was denied bail after appearing... Read More.