Zuma: Saudi king a mediator and peacemaker

?President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the family of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud following news of his death on Friday.


News you may have missed

Feeling out of the loop as you return from holiday? We bring you up to date with important news you may have missed during the festive season.


AirAsia crash: Latest update

In another aviation disaster, AirAsia QZ 8501 crashed, leaving 162 people dead. We follow the progress of the rescue and recovery mission.


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.


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.


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.


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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