• President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC’s decision began to pour in.

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  • In this Sunday, July 12, 2015, file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, center, who recently ended a 55-day hunger strike, is greeted by Palestinians after his release from an Israeli prison in the West Bank village of Arrabeh near Jenin. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.