‘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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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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‘Lives are at stake’: the power cuts keeping Malawi poor and hungry

Anger boiled over at last week’s national blackout, which saw babies dying in incubators, yet outages are frequent – for the lucky 10% of people with electricity

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Myanmar military accused of executing dozens of fleeing Rohingya villagers

‘Horrors’ condemned by human rights group as witnesses claim soldiers abused, stabbed and shot dozens of people at residential compound in Rakhine state

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‘They don’t care’: Indian government accused of prejudice by Chakma people

Families living on riverbanks of north-east India claim pleas for help following devastating floods have been ignored on religious and racial grounds

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