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Women's Rights

Will Mexico’s ‘glitter protests’ change rape culture?

Hundreds take part in feminist rallies after allegations that police officers raped teens.

Will Mexico’s ‘glitter protests’ change rape culture?

Myanmar

UN panel condemns Myanmar army's sexual violence against Rohingya

UN investigators say the scale of sexual violence against the Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent'.

UN panel condemns Myanmar army's sexual violence against Rohingya

Human Rights

EU seeks new regulation of facial recognition tech

The regulation of artificial intelligence is expected to be a priority for the incoming European Commission president.

EU seeks new regulation of facial recognition technology

Afghanistan

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Afghan women speak about being behind the wheel of Pink Shuttle, a service 'by female drivers for female passengers'.

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Kashmir

'India talked of peace and calm in Kashmir. I saw the opposite'

A first-person account of life in Srinagar after India imposed curfew and a communications lockdown.

'India talked of peace and calm in Kashmir. I saw the opposite'

Rohingya

'Conditions here are inhumane': Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps

More than 700,000 refugees from Myanmar face dire conditions at Cox's Bazar camp two years after they fled violence.

'Conditions here are inhumane': Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps

Qatar

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Doha last month reportedly informed UN of decision to remove name from letter defending Beijing's policies in Xinjiang.

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Europe

Spain may fine Open Arms rescue ship $1m

The Open Arms saga has not ended with the Italian prosecutor's order to bring the scores of rescued people ashore.

Open Arms rescue ship faces $1m fine from Spain

AJ IMPACT

UK to rip up EU 'freedom of movement' rules

Confusion reigns after officials announce end to migration on day one of Brexit.

UK to rip up EU 'freedom of movement' rules

Afghanistan

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

Officials say more than 160 being treated in hospital, 30 of them in critical condition, after Saturday's blast.

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

AJ IMPACT

France vows tight security to keep protesters far from G7 summit

Raft of unprecedented security measures set to transform French seaside resort into a fortress for G7 leaders' summit.

France vows tight security to keep protesters far from G7 summit

Czech Republic

Czech government teeters as president schemes

The combined strength of the prime minister and president may be too much for the leftist minority coalition partner.

Czech government teeters as president schemes

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Kashmir tensions: 'War is not a solution'

Pakistan's leaders respond to India's decision to revoke the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kashmir tensions: 'War is not a solution'

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Shavendra Silva has denied allegations, but rights groups see his appointment as undermining reconciliation efforts.

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Abortion

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

The organisation says it won't be 'bullied into withholding abortion information from patients'.

 Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'