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It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
Ireland took to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.
Here is what Tony Abbott has to say to some of the most persecuted people on Earth
Compassion is apparently not the Australian prime minister's defining characteristic.
The US says it will take in some of Asia’s most persecuted people
Here's what would have to happen for a Rohingya refugee to make it to the United States.
The 14-year-old music prodigy who left his home in Guatemala for Los Angeles
Marvin Velasco left his family and hometown in Guatemala last year to make a 2,000-mile journey to Los Angeles.
Netanyahu reverses ban on Palestinians using settler buses
The move came as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini began her first visit to the region since a new rightwing Israeli government was sworn in last week.
Beaten and starving, some Rohingya are paying to flee boats
The refugees are returning to their squalid camps in Myanmar.
That boat full of starving asylum seekers may be lost off the coast of Thailand
A boat carrying hundreds of refugees, which no country is willing to take in, has not been seen in days.
Philippines offers aid to desperate Rohingya migrants
Even as other Southeast Asian nations turn the 'boat people' away.
Desperate Chinese are turning to mass suicide to get their government's attention
This tactic of last resort is shockingly common.
A Japanese bar has created 'violent' drink coasters to stop domestic abuse
It's a noble, if flawed, campaign.
Russia jails Crimea activist for 4 years over Kiev protests
A Russian court in Crimea on Friday jailed a local activist for four years for throwing a rock at police during pro-Western protests in Kiev last year.
This is how bad it is for some of the most persecuted people on Earth
The Rohingya are fleeing terrifying persecution in Myanmar only to meet unimaginable horror in Thailand.
Thailand’s death camps may be the most horrifying places in Southeast Asia
When the world's most persecuted people flee, it only gets worse.
Pentagon decides not to punish Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantanamo prisoners
Maybe Pentagon officials calculated that one scandalous Guantanamo story was enough for the month of May.
Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage
Santadevi Meghwal said she was married off when she was 11 months old to a nine-year-old boy in her village.
Paraguay says a 10-year-old rape victim shouldn't have an abortion
Outrageous? Yes. Unusual in Latin America? No.
South Africa's novel solution to xenophobic violence: Kick out the foreigners
One rights group referred to Operation Sweep Clean as 'state coordinated xenophobia.'
A second earthquake hits devastated Nepal, killing 36
Terrified residents ran into the Kathmandu streets. At the main hospital, patients hurt in last month's quake were brought out in wheelchairs to avoid further injury.
Tehran's notorious Evin Prison may become a public park
It's known for housing political activists, but if the mayor gets his way, the sprawling compound may become a sprawling green space.
When the Rohingya make headlines, it's rarely good news
Today is no exception. Hundreds of the persecuted Muslim minority have washed up in Indonesia. Thousands more are stuck at sea.
22,000 mark 70 years since Nazi camp liberated
Mauthausen in Hitler's native country was the Nazis' only category III camp, created for 'incorrigible political enemies of the Third Reich.'
Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: officials
Rescuers Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.
German police have foiled a major terror plot. So why haven't you heard about it?
Four people have been arrested for planning to bomb public spaces and kill innocent people.
Campaigners warn of rise in human trafficking after Nepal quake
Women and children are the most vulnerable.
Indonesia bans hundreds of thousands of maids from working in Saudi Arabia
Instead of working to protect its domestic workers from abuse in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia is just outright preventing them from even going.
Ethiopian Israelis have had enough of the state's institutional racism
Sunday’s protest against police brutality shocked many residents of Tel Aviv. But members of Israel’s Ethiopian minority will tell you it was decades in the making.
It's hard to determine the good guy in the Syrian conflict
Both government forces and the rebels are guilty of terrible crimes. A new Amnesty International report is damning.
Netanyahu urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews
'We must stand together as one against the phenomenon of racism,' said the Israeli prime minister.
Watch these LGBT activists win a rare victory against Russia’s most prominent anti-gay campaigner
Even small victories can be very sweet.