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Venezuela Govt Bans Opposition Leader

Last edited 12th April 2017

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been banned from holding political office for 15 years - a move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing street protest movement.

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Human Rights Violations - Chechen Police 'have rounded up more than 100 suspected gay men'

Last edited 2nd April 2017

Chechnya is formally part of Russia, but functions as a quasi-independent state in which the word of Kadyrov often seems to transcend Russian laws. He has overseen the rebuilding of the republic with Moscow’s money, after two devastating wars.

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Israel Approves First New West Bank Settlement in 20 Years

Last edited 30th March 2017

Israel's security cabinet has given the go-ahead for a first new settlement to built on the West Bank in two decades.

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At Least 11 Dead in Yemen Suicide Bombing

Last edited 27th March 2017

At least 11 people have been killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al-Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen, a Yemeni government media office says.

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London Attack: Four dead in Westminster Terror Incident

Last edited 22nd March 2017

Four people, including a police officer and the lone attacker, have died in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament in London.

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UK Issues Laptop, Tablet Ban on Flights from Six Countries after US Warning

Last edited 21st March 2017

UK issues laptop, tablet ban on flights from six countries after US warning American officials warned that extremists are seeking "innovative" ways to attack airliners with smaller explosive devices hidden in consumer electronics bigger than smartphones.

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Employers Can Ban Staff from Wearing Hijabs and Crosses, European Court Rules

Last edited 15th March 2017

The court ruled that employers could have a blanket ban on any 'political, philosophical or religious sign'

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Indonesia Transfers US Citizen to 'Execution Island'

Last edited 13th March 2017

Indonesia has transferred a convicted US citizen to its so-called execution island, prompting fears among rights organisations that the government may be preparing another round of firing squads.

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South Korea's Park Leaves Presidential Palace After Impeachment

Last edited 12th March 2017

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential palace, two days after judges upheld parliament's decision to impeach her.

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Zimbabwe Bans the Beating of Children

Last edited 2nd March 2017

Zimbabwe's High Court has outlawed corporal punishment for children both at school and in the home.

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