UN: Number of migrants, refugees from Venezuela reaches 3 million

The exodus, driven by violence, hyperinflation and shortages of food amounts to around one in 12 of the population. The United Nations says there are now three million refugees and migrants from Venezuela who have left the country due to its crumbling economy, violence, hyperinflation and shortage of food and medicines. The figure amounts to around one in 12 of the […]

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Mum jailed for posting Facebook video describing sexual harassment facing trial

An Egyptian mum who called out shocking sexual harassment in a Facebook video has been told she faces trial, after more than three months being detained in prison. Amal Fathy was arrested in May after posting the clip, in which she accused the government of failing to protect women. That day she said she had been groped by a taxi […]

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Video shows apparent execution of women and children ‘linked to Boko Haram’

Distressing footage has emerged appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon executing two women and two young children after accusing them of being Boko Haram militants. The graphic video shows two women, one with an infant strapped to her back, being led by a group of uniformed men across a patch of dusty scrubland. After hitting one woman across the face, […]

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UN human rights expert criticizes wealth inequality in US

BERLIN — A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy — comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him. High U.S. income inequality “can only be made worse” by the Trump administration’s policy of cutting taxes, Philip Alston told the […]

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This Unapologetically Feminist Brand Creates Clothing That Forces People To Talk About Equality

Getting a ton of likes on Instagram for your #OOTD is great, but creating conversation around equality with your clothing is even better. Round + Square is the equal rights awareness brand that will make all those outfit photos a whole lot more meaningful. The brand is taking social change and making it wearable through hashtag-inspired tops and pins made […]

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Ozil in trouble with German FA over photo with controversial Turkey president

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been criticised by the German football association (DFB) after he posed for a photo with controversial Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, was snapped with Erdogan, who is in England for a state visit. He was joined by Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, another German of Turkish descent, and Everton […]

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Beauty is considered a ‘human right’ in this country

Beauty is an elusive and fickle little thing. Yet most of us find ourselves striving for it on a daily basis – subjecting ourselves to the all that poking and prodding to make our hair straighter, our teeth whiter, and pores practically invisible. In the United States, all this primping generally comes at a price – and out of our […]

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