World

Why al-Bashir's visit to the UN presents the US with a diplomatic challenge

Omar al-Bashir's planned trip to New York to address a summit at the UN General Assembly involves considerable reputational risk for the US.

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La Tomatina - It's every man for himself

On Wednesday, thousands of people gathered in the Spanish town of Bunol to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina.

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No one claims responsibility for Bangkok blast

As Thailand tries to rebuild after a deadly blast that killed 12 people, someone is yet to claim responsibility for the explosion.

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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.