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Afghanistan Air Strike 'Kills Civilians' at Religious School

Last edited 2nd April 2018

An Afghan military air strike targeting the Taliban in northern Kunduz province is reported to have killed civilians.

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Malala Yousafzai Returns to Pakistan for First Time Since Shooting

Last edited 29th March 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.

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Egypt Election: Voters to Elect President

Last edited 26th March 2018

Egyptians have begun three days of voting in an election widely expected to deliver a second four-year term for President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

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Under Fire Peru President Resigns

Last edited 22nd March 2018

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has quit over a vote-buying scandal.

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Nuncio in Damascus: "More People in Syria Die from Lack of Medical Assistance than From Bombs"

Last edited 20th March 2018

For another year, the month of March marks a sad anniversary. It's now been seven years of war in Syria, a conflict with too many groups involved and whose consequences have been paid and continue to be paid by the same people – women and children.

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Speaking up About Rape in Conservative Kazakhstan

Last edited 19th March 2018

In the conservative Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, many women are afraid to speak up about rape and sexual harassment. But a local campaign - one which predates the MeToo and Time's Up movements - has been urging women not to stay silent.

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France to Set Legal Age of Sexual Consent as 15

Last edited 6th March 2018

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.

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The True Wealth of the Church

Last edited 6th March 2018

A video has been released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney in response to various sections of society campaigning to strip the Church of its religious protections, charitable status and tax exemptions.

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Germany's Gender-Neutral Anthem Alternative Met with Resistance

Last edited 5th March 2018

A call for Germany's national anthem to be gender neutral has been met with backlash, including from Angela Merkel.

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US steel and Aluminium Imports Face Big Tariffs, Trump says

Last edited 1st March 2018

President Donald Trump is to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week, hitting producers like Canada and China.

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