President Rodrigo Duterte went on a tirade after UN officials expressed concern about hundreds of extrajudicial killings that have occurred since he took office.
Saudi-led coalition aircraft attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in northern Hajja province in Yemen on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 13.
The UN called for an "immediate halt to the hostilities and, at a minimum, a two-day weekly humanitarian pause" to allow the city's crippled water and electrical networks to be repaired.
By Angela Hill
Health workers are trying to get Indigenous peoples recognized as key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, putting them alongside other groups considered at high risk of acquiring the infection.
Clashes between the forces of Sudan's president and the former rebel leader who became vice president under a deal that ended a two-year civil war have killed hundreds of people since they broke out in the capital Juba four days ago.
Iraq said on Monday it had made arrests as it investigates allegations that Shiite militiamen helping the army retake Fallujah had executed dozens of Sunni Muslim men fleeing the city held by Islamic State.
Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. The state had imposed a ban on terminating a pregnancy up until 2013. It is now legal for a woman to obtain an abortion when her life is in danger.
The Mali peacekeeping mission is an increasingly dangerous one, with 64 peacekeepers killed on active service since it began.
More than 20 nonprofit groups, most of which work explicitly with gay and transgender communities, are being blocked from participating in a major United Nations session on AIDS.
Cheers erupted as Canada announced it will fully support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the position of the previous government, which nine years ago made it one of four countries to reject the document.
The torture took place 14 months ago, but the judicial action has only begun after its publication on YouTube fueled allegations that the practice is common in Mexico.
South Korea's military said it appears that the North is prepared to conduct a fifth nuclear test "at any time" ahead of the conference next month.
The Kremlin's new role as the most vocal proponent of the drug war has created a domestic HIV crisis, led to allegations of corruption, and slowed the pace of reform worldwide.
The appointment of professor Michael Lynk is facing backlash from his own government, as he steps into the job of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by UN judges who found him guilty of genocide for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and of nine other war crimes charges.
As peace talks are set to convene in Geneva, UNICEF released a devastating report detailing how five years of war has impacted Syria's more than 10 million children.
A UN report has documented an almost 25 percent rise in sexual exploitation or abuse allegations, and is calling for changes in the way perpetrators are identified and prosecuted.