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One thousand officers are still hunting a single man in Belgium
Officials have put the city of Brussels on lockdown for a third day as authorities pursue one of the suspects in the Paris attacks.
Iran says Washington Post reporter Rezaian sentenced to prison
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Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the US and getting stuck on the way
The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'
Brazil's shocking violence against women, in 5 charts
The rate of female homicides, especially for women of color, is staggeringly high.
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Vile tweets and spiking femicides: It's a tough time to be a woman in Brazil
It started with men tweeting sexual remarks about a 12-year-old TV show contestant.
A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
50,000 evicted with barely any notice for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Most got no compensation, no relocation, and just a few days' notice at best.
Refugee athletes can compete at Rio Games under the Olympic flag
A UN-backed resolution calls for an Olympic Truce.
After massive protests, South Africa freezes tuition hikes
Students have been fighting a system that puts college out of reach for many black people.
Ukraine’s ousted autocrat is suing the country for violating his human rights
The audacity of Viktor Yanukovych.
'Slaves by the will of God': Why Mauritania has the highest percentage of slaves in the world
While slaves here aren’t physically chained, many remain imprisoned by deep psychological bonds, as well as crippling poverty.
Croatia diverts migrants to Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Slovenia, a small country of 2 million people, says it will allow in as many migrants as it is able to register and accommodate and put the army on standby to aid the effort.
EU solution to refugee crisis: Pay Turkey to deal with it
Turkey has already taken in 2.5 million refugees, far more than anyone else.
Watch Palestinian protesters smash a hole in Israel's dividing wall
The destruction was largely symbolic, but it pointed to the growing frustration among Palestinians over what they see as an increasingly oppressive occupation.
Iranian court finds Washington Post reporter guilty of espionage
Jason Rezaian holds both Iranian and American citizenship. He has been in a notorious Iranian prison, known for holding political prisoners, for 14 months.
Israel responds to rising violence by tearing down more Palestinian homes
Rights groups say the practice is illegal and doesn't work. Even a military committee agrees it's ineffective.
The refugee girl who changed Merkel's mind: Where is she now?
Germany has opened its arms to refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, but just a few months ago things were very different.
Al Jazeera journalists are free, but Egypt’s jails still host thousands of political prisoners
The Egyptian authorities are 'effectively holding political prisoners like bargaining chips, releasing them only when politically expedient.'
Women and girls in South Sudan are being held as sex slaves in 'rape camps'
The plight of perhaps thousands of South Sudanese women and girls has remained hidden until now.
A Bahraini doctor — tortured and imprisoned for treating patients — pleads to the US for help
A letter from severely overcrowded Jaw Prison.
The Croatian government is moving refugees out of the country with startling efficiency
Croatia goes from trying to stop migrants entering its country to driving them through it. Not everyone is happy about it.
Chaos at Hungary border as police tear gas migrants
Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday at crowds of refugees and migrants desperate to cross the border from Serbia, while others carved out a new route and headed for Croatia.
How one Syrian student could start a wave of refugees to Mexico
Mexico has done surprisingly little to help Syrian refugees. That could be about to change.
Tony Abbott will let thousands more Syrian refugees into Australia — but there’s a catch
Australia's prime minister has not been known for his benevolence toward refugees.
Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
German authorities expect up to 10,000 migrants to arrive in Munich on Saturday.
This feisty UN agency put Guatemala’s president in jail for corruption
And just four days later, millions of Guatemalans head to the polls to pick a new president.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.