‘Like any other job’: Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

Five million sex workers vow to vote en bloc in national elections in effort to have rights acknowledged

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‘Change in people’s hearts’: Sudan at a crossroads as Bashir protests rumble on

With the country in crisis and public discontent mounting, the endgame may finally be nearing for Omar al-Bashir

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10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation in Somalia

Case is first confirmed fatality in years from complications of procedure, in a country where 98% of women and girls are cut

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The TV show exposing the misery of India’s 24-hour train delays

News presenter Ravish Kumar is using his programme to fight for the millions of people who miss exams, job interviews and funerals because of India’s hopelessly inadequate rail system

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‘The mindset is that boys are not raped’: India ends silence on male sex abuse

Major survey commissioned after film-maker finds evidence many Indian men may have suffered child abuse

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Discrimination kills 230,000 girls under five in India each year, study shows

Neglect to blame for skewed mortality rates, says Lancet report that urges looking beyond pre-natal sex selection at deaths from inequality of education and health

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Trump would reconsider TPP trade pact on ‘better’ terms – business live

As tensions over Syria ease, trade developments and US bank earnings are in focus. European stock markets, oil prices, sterling and the dollar are all up.

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Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance

Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty. Meanwhile Matt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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Mumbai beach goes from dump to turtle hatchery in two years

Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings spotted after cleanup of Versova beach by Afroz Shah and volunteers

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Listen to these girls on abuse

Recent harrowing cases highlight the need for society to listen to vulnerable teenage girls, writes Katharine Sacks-Jones. And Pauline Latham says women’s voices in the aid sector must also be heeded

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Myanmar government ‘bulldozing Rohingya mass grave to hide evidence’

Rights group says site of massacre in Rakhine state is being flattened on government orders after exposés of two other mass graves

WARNING: this report includes a graphic image that readers may find disturbing

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UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

Employees claim they were implored to sign letter vouching for senior UNAids figure, amid calls for the UK government to establish an independent inquiry into harassment allegations

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Congo gripped by fear as thousands flee ‘bone-chilling’ violence

International Organisation for Migration warns Democratic Republic of the Congo close to breaking point as fighting spills into previously stable areas

All pictures courtesy of Christian Jepsen/Norwegian Refugee Council

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Hundreds of millions of children in school but not learning

Poor countries urged to increase domestic spending on education as World Bank sounds alarm bell over ‘learning crisis’

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Ebola survivors sue government of Sierra Leone over missing Ebola millions

Stewardship of $15m in foreign support for deadly outbreak under scrutiny as officials are accused of failing to honour promises

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