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Europe is failing to protect Roma from hate crimes, says Amnesty

'There has been a marked rise in the frequency of anti-Roma violence in Europe in the last few years,' said Amnesty's John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Program Director.

The top court in the Philippines has approved a controversial birth control law

The Catholic Church had until Tuesday led a successful campaign for more than 15 years against any form of family planning laws in the Philippines.

Palestinians are not impressed by these peace talks

BETHLEHEM — Given the disastrous course of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks last week, you’d think Palestinians in Bethlehem would be on edge, even tense. But over the weekend, those willing to be dragged into conversation about prospects for peace just seemed fed up.

7 armed conflicts the world failed to stop, proving we learned little from the Rwanda genocide

It's been 20 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide. For those who lived it, the mass killing was an indescribable horror. For those who watched from afar, it was a source of international shame. The world stood idle as hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children were slaughtered in the course of 100 days.

Dear drone operator: This is what a Pakistani child looks like

'You will see how tiny people are and they look like little bugs, we wanted to highlight the distance between what a human being looks like when they are just a little dot versus a big face.'

If the party expected to win India's elections has its way, it could ban Wal-Mart

If elected, the BJP said it would welcome foreign direct investment in all sectors that create local jobs, except for supermarkets.

Separatist passions reignite in Ukraine’s east

MOSCOW — Pro-Russian activists have stormed key administration buildings in several of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking eastern regions in an apparently coordinated action that’s renewed fears about a growing tide of separatism. As of Monday evening, protesters reportedly controlled the state security buildings in Donetsk and Luhansk — the capitals of two heavily industrialized regions in the country’s east — as well as the regional administration building in Donetsk.

Hagel gets a sneak peek at China's aircraft carrier

Chinese officials regularly get to visit US aircraft carriers, but this was Defense Secretary Hagel's first visit to one in China.
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