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Indian rickshaw pullers sleeping during a heatwave in Delhi on 21 May

India heatwave kills more than 750 people as temperatures near 50C

Delhi and Allahabad are among the cities being hit by extreme temperatures

The US activist Gloria Steinem, centre, leads the WomenCrossDMZ marchers

Meet the woman who led a march for peace across Korea's field strewn with a million land mines

The veteran US feminist called it a ‘triumph’, but as Donald Kirk reports from Dorasan Station on the South Korean side, Sunday’s peace march was diminished in scope by the same forces that have faced off across the border since 1953

Mass graves of Rohingya Muslim migrants found in abandoned jungle camps in Malaysia

'These graves are believed to be a part of human trafficking activities'

Mark Neville in Helmand, 2011

Battling stigma: The British war artist who suffered post-traumatic stress after stint on Helmand front line

After Mark Neville spent three months in Afghanistan as an official war artist, he returned to Britain deeply troubled. In a new book, he reveals the extreme strains of working as a civilian among frontline soldiers – and how he struggled with the PTSD that ensued
The 'nerdy girl' sizes up a punch bag before challenging the coaches to a bout

Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating

The video was posted online of the girl struggling to defend herself from the coaches' punches before fighting back

The Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) believes that thousands of Yazidi woman have already been sold into enslavement (AFP)

Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it

Propaganda magazine article says: 'Enslavement is in opposition to human rights and copulation is rape? What is wrong with you?'

The temples of Angkor, where tourists have been stripping naked

Cambodia bans naked photos at Angkor World Heritage Site

Tourists are posing naked at heritage sites around the world

Rohingya migrants in a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea last week

Rohingya migrant boat crisis: America points finger at Burma as search is stepped up

Antony Blinken said situation in Myanmar is 'root of the problem'

Kim Jong-un's brother Kim Jong-chol

Kim Jong-un's brother 'visits London' to watch Eric Clapton concert at Albert Hall

The member of the Kim family is said to be an avid Clapton fan

A woman forces a new born baby to walk

Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village

The child was later taken to hospital

Ms Cho leaves the court with her head bowed after an appeals court suspended her sentence

South Korea 'nut rage' executive Heather Cho walks free after her sentence is suspended for two years

Heather Cho had her conviction upheld but an appeals court allowed her to walk free from prison

The tigers attack

Watch crane fight off three tigers in epic battle for survival at Chinese zoo - video

The crane took on three of the world's deadliest predators and lived to 'squawk' the tale

President Xi Jinping has declared that “first strike would be used against terrorists” and a series of punitive measures have followed including bans on beards, veils and T-shirts showing the Muslim crescent

China's Islamist insurgency in its western territories poses a growing threat to the region

Diplomatic Channels: A series of indiscriminate attacks have been followed punitive measures including bans on beards, veils and T-shirts showing the Muslim crescent

Mother of Harrish Iyer searches for a groom for her son in Indian newspaper

Harrish Iyer is an equal rights activist in India

King Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'

Saudi Arabia is reportedly planning to make a bid to head the United Nations' Human Rights Council, in a move that has been described as the "final nail in the coffin for the credibility" of the HRC.

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