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Peru hostages rescued after 25 years

The 13 adults and 26 children had been used as slaves in remote mountain communities.

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The US's mass shootings, since 2012

A look back at some of the mass shootings in recent US history.

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Syria's refugee crisis reaches new heights

Over four million refugees have fled the conflict in Syria. The UN has described it as the world's largest refugee crisis in nearly a quarter of a century.

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Russian authorities target Muslim group in Dagestan unjustly

An HRW report finds Russian authorities treat adherents of Salafism, a form of Sunni Islam, as criminal suspects despite the absence of any grounds.

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In Bangladesh, girls damaged by child marriage

Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage of girls under the age of 15 in the world.

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After Nepal’s quake: A South African story

Klasie Wessels arrived in Nepal 10 minutes before the earthquake on April 25 and then led a SA tour group to Everest base camp, just days later.

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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.