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The ruling follows a request for advice from The Netherlands about three gay refugees seeking asylum from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Senegal
Women in my community worry that they won’t be a good Somali woman if they haven’t undergone FGM. This is a practice that continues to control women's sexuality
Special report: Allegations of fraudulent contracts worth billions threaten to derail Putin’s showpiece
A former Black Panther who served 41 years in solitary confinement has died days after a US federal judge overturned his conviction for the murder of a prison guard.
Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema is associate editor of Sunday Leader, which has history of antagonising government
Amnesty International report says governments are ignoring violence and discrimination
King Mswati III of Swaziland is to marry his 15th wife.
The four men found guilty of raping and killing a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus were today sentenced to death by an Indian court.
Amnesty International supports verdicts in a nation where far-right political parties are thriving
Cape Town's former archbishop compares struggle for gay rights to his fight against apartheid
Plight of the band has drawn international attention
Governments and local authorities should be doing everything they can to make it easier for people to be active - not taxing them harder for it
Brian Wood has battled for decades to hold the global arms trade to account. Now, a historic treaty is being signed
Prince of Wales will represent the UK as Palace dismisses suggestion that move is related to political situation in country
Though Gaddafi is gone, the tools he used to stop Libyan journalists attacking him are still being used.
Canada 'appalled' that Colombo had been selected to host the Commonwealth meeting