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These asylum-seekers are being forced to raise their kids in immigration 'jails'
Even short-term stays in immigration detention can be harmful to children, mental health experts say. So why does the US government still hold young asylum seekers?
In Romania, poignant memories of Holocaust survivor Wiesel
Among the many tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who has died aged 87, those in Romania are particularly heartfelt.
Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies
The renowned writer and Nobel peace laureate worked to keep alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II.
Pakistani women formed a council of their own to prevent more girl killings
Rural Pakistan's male jirga councils keep ordering revenge killings against girls. Some women have chosen to join their own assembly to stop the violence.
No one represents 'Olympic spirit' like the athletes on this summer's refugee team
Ten athletes from four different countries will march in Rio's opening ceremony, carrying the Olympic flag, as the Refugee Olympic Team.
The UN blacklisted Saudi coalition for killing kids in Yemen — then abruptly changed its mind
The US-backed, Saudi-led coalition landed on a UN list of states and armed groups that kill and maim children in armed conflicts. It wasn't on the list for long.
Immigrant house cleaners and caregivers unionize and take on their bosses
Lebanon's migrant domestic workers' union appears to be the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Thailand’s thoughtcrime arrests are getting dangerously bizarre
Thais have been charged for clicking 'like' on subversive Facebook memes and for handing flowers to an anti-junta activist. Officers have even detained a man for eating a sandwich.
An NGO focused on water poverty turns its attention from Africa to the US
On the windswept Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, water often comes from unexpected places miles from people's homes.
For Hong Kong dissidents challenging China, ‘it feels like 1984’
As publishers and dissidents get snatched up after angering Beijing, fear and fury become the new normal.
Would FIFA really take the World Cup away from Qatar over human rights abuses?
Soccer's governing body FIFA asked Harvard professor John Ruggie for guidelines on how to handle human rights issues. The question now is whether FIFA follows his recommendations.
Brazil's next first lady a 'beautiful, demure housewife'? Cue the memes
A magazine headline infuriates 2016 Brazilians about 1950s stereotypes.
One-time slave Harriet Tubman to be new face of US $20 bill
The abolitionist will be the first woman and first African American featured on US currency.
Peru locked up Alberto Fujimori. Will it now elect his daughter president?
Keiko Fujimori won the first round, but it's unclear if she can convince Peruvians she's different enough from dad to win the runoff election in June.
Myanmar court frees student activists after Suu Kyi pledge
A Myanmar court on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make freeing activists and political prisoners a priority of her new government.
Colombia court paves way for gay marriage
Same-sex couples in the Roman Catholic country will soon enjoy marriage equality.
Global executions rose more than 50 percent in 2015
Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were responsible for 89 percent of the 1,634 recorded deaths.
This 23-year-old woman just opened India's first rehab clinic for acid attack survivors
The groundbreaking New Delhi center supports survivors medically, legally, emotionally and financially.
Old custom, new couples: Gay Indians are having arranged marriages
A new company is helping gay Indians find spouses — even if India won’t recognize their marriages yet.
Here's what happens when women are punished for having abortions
Donald Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. In El Salvador, they are.
Can your vote be a 'sin'? Abortion brings the church into Peru's presidential race
An archbishop says Catholics can't vote for candidates who support abortion rights, and starts a firestorm.
Why India’s minister of women thinks we need to accept marital rape
'The concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context.'
Why Cambodia's sex workers don't need to be saved
Painting sex workers as pitiful girls swallowed by an underground industry doesn’t help women with limited work options.
Greek minister likens Idomeni refugee camp to Dachau
Greece's interior minister on Friday likened the grim camp holding thousands of refugees on the border with Macedonia to the infamous Nazi concentration camp.
If the Syrian civil war happened in your country, it would look like this
This application simulates what the scale of the war would be if it were happening where you live.
What's killing China's judges?
Answer: The state's grip on the law. At least according to Chinese legal professionals, who have just seen another colleague murdered at the hands of a disgruntled plaintiff.
India doesn't appreciate the US judging its religious freedom
Indian authorities denied visas to a US delegation hoping to investigate religious liberty. It's not the first time the country has reacted badly to accusations of intolerance.
How one wrong word made Australia’s migration agency look like Holocaust deniers
Australia's immigration and border security agency was trying to defend its much-criticized, offshore detention camps for migrants. It created an entirely new controversy, instead.
The big questions behind the EU's migrant deal with Turkey
Here's one: Is the plan to send back all migrants arriving in Greece legal?
Inside Myanmar's Rohingya camps: What it looks like to be a refugee in your own country
Myanmar's new government is bringing hope after decades of military rule. But not for its most vulnerable people — the Rohingya.
You think the US presidential season is crazy? Check out what’s happening in Peru
With their election just a month away, many Peruvians are upset that officials are abruptly deciding which candidates they cannot vote for.