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Hopes of normalcy between the US and Cuba at last

Restoring normal diplomatic relations offers an opportunity for the US and Cuba to engage on equal terms for the first time in their troubled history.

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Our world in pictures 2014

M&G's photo editor Paul Botes brings you a selection of captivating photos from around the world, including some of the events that made headlines this year.

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Homophobic Violence in Jamaica

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Jamaica face high levels of violence and can't rely on the police due to homophobia within the force.

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US: Surveillance harming journalism and democracy

A Human Rights Watch report has investigated the effect government spying in the US has had on media freedom and the right to counsel.

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Syria: Armed groups send children into battle

Human Rights Watch has revealed how armed groups in Syria have used children as young as 15 to fight in battles, which violates international law.

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Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms

HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.

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India: Gang rape of girls puts spotlight on sexual violence

The rape and murder of two teenage girls, found hanging from a mango tree, has sparked outrage among activists and the international community.

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