US among 13 countries that voted against resolution calling on nations to stop using death penalty "arbitrarily or in a discriminatory manner".
Myanmar's de facto leader criticised for her perceived lack of action to address alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.
Conservative Islamic kingdom has put 60 people to death in three months, according to Amnesty International.
The arrests mark the "worst crackdown against LGBT people" in almost two decades, human rights activists say.
The insurgency has affected the north-east Borno state most acutely, with 2,300 teachers killed and nearly 1,400 schools destroyed since 2009.
Greek journalists go on a 24-hour strike over social security underfunding as a result of austerity measures.
17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions.
Catalonia pins blame for carnage directly on Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy.
Police have sealed off more than half of the 2,315 polling stations designated for a disputed referendum.
Pontida mayor already stirred criticism for proposing parking spaces for mothers only if married and from EU.
The Spanish government considers the referendum illegal but regional separatists have vowed to go ahead with balloting.
Landmark ruling comes just days after kingdom lifted its ban on female drivers.
Incident occurred just days after King Salman lifted a ban on women driving in the kingdom.
Deaths come as UN calls for end to military operations in Myanmar.
Arrests are part of Trump's crackdown on the estimated 12m people living in the US illegally.