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In Africa, being gay makes you a target for extortion
Bribery and extortion are common, including at the hands of police.
Abuse of Congo's LGBT community puts US Supreme Court ruling in perspective (PHOTOS)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo denies LGBTs their basic human rights.
Migrants are being abused in Australia's detention centers. Now it's illegal to talk about it
Dozens of current and former detention center workers, including doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers, have already defied the new law. And many are prepared to join them.
Mass killer Breivik accuses Norway of violating his human rights
Breivik protests his strict prison isolation
Peru's big corporations come out in support of gay marriage
Even in this staunchly conservative Catholic country, the largest bank and a favorite soda flew rainbow flags.
Women around the world can relate to #BeingFemaleInNigeria
Women in Nigeria share their daily struggles on Twitter and start a global trend.
South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN
Witnesses also described how troops made a women squeeze "burning-red coals" in her hands to reveal the whereabouts of rebels or cattle.
Why was an alleged Khmer Rouge war criminal's family on the Peace Corps payroll?
There are bombshell revelations that a US student was staying at the house of a man wanted by a tribunal for torture and homicide.
In meta news, Spanish activists are protesting a law restricting protests
A law against protests at government buildings in Spain will go into effect July 1. Activists are trying to block it.
Guns, knives and rape: The plight of a gay Ethiopian refugee in Kenya
An Orthodox Christian himself, Ibrahim believes religion is behind his torment.
These are all the countries where same-sex marriage is legal (MAP)
The United States joins 20 other countries where same-sex marriage is now simply known as "marriage."
Inside the nightmares of Africa’s LGBT refugees
You’ve heard about Uganda. But all over East Africa, people are fleeing for their lives because of their sexuality.
Fed up with child kidnapping epidemic, Chinese citizens fight back
New alarm systems, iPhone apps, and death-penalty campaigns all aim to stem the flow of missing children.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
Three shocking cases where rape is not rape in India
The world's largest democracy continues to neglect survivors of sexual assault.
After Morsi verdict, rights groups say Egypt’s justice system is 'spiraling out of control'
Mass trials have become common in Egypt in the last two years, during which time hundreds of death sentences have been issued.
Meet the evangelical preacher who teaches unaccompanied migrant girls how to sew
A Colombian refugee herself, Margarita Monsalve now helps Central American girls and their caretakers earn money.
Britain wants to fight female genital mutilation by taking away passports
Those who break the law may be imprisoned for up to five years.
If you thought Australia's border policy couldn't be more unsympathetic, you were wrong
It is apparently now paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
To the Islamic State, pretty much everyone is a target.
A new wave of detentions and disappearances in Egypt
Around 163 people have been "forcibly detained" in the past two months, according to a local NGO.
More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean this year: UN
Mass drownings have claimed the lives of at least 1,800 so far in 2015.
Here's how FIFA Women’s World Cup countries treat women off the field
This is what women's rights look like in the countries competing for the 2015 title.
Forget Iran, the Israeli government has found another existential threat to worry about
Israel is in a panic about the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
Malala calls on Myanmar to 'halt persecution' of Rohingyas
The 17-year-old, who was shot by militants after campaigning for girls' rights, said that Rohingyas deserved "equal rights and opportunities."
Photos of Ukraine's gay pride march that survived violent nationalist attackers
At least 10 people were injured and 25 arrested in Kyiv on Saturday as scuffles broke out between members of a rare Ukrainian LGBT rights group and utlra-nationalists.
Man urges religious peace. Myanmar sentences him to hard labor
Writer sentenced to two years for saying Buddhism is incompatible with religious and racial intolerance.
Pope Francis and Europe's escalating refugee crisis
As thousands of boat migrants inundate the Mediterranean, the church does what it can.
Lacking a supportive community, many LGBT people in Turkey live double lives
Even with LGBT candidates running for parliament for the first time, the country is still far from welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Turks.
Ex-detainee says CIA sexually abused and tortured him in ways not detailed by Senate report
Majid Khan said interrogators, some of whom smelled of alcohol, poured ice water on his genitals, videotaped him naked and repeatedly touched his "private parts."
Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state
Soon after the boat was found on Friday Myanmar authorities said the passengers were "Bengalis" and threatened to send them across the border.