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"Inherit" your brother's widow? Time to put Zambian law to rest Katie Nguyen

Zambian chiefs back repeal of "degrading" widow inheritance law - study

"No time to lose" in tackling FGM and child marriage - UNICEF Emma Batha

"No time to lose" in tackling FGM and child marriage - UNICEF

FACTBOX: Latest facts and figures on FGM, child marriage Lisa Anderson

FACTBOX: Population growth could blunt battle against FGM, child marriage - UNICEF

Number of women with FGM in UK rises sharply – report Emma Batha

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza Reuters

White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza

Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee Reuters

Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee

Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts Reuters

Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts

Africa's GM-phobia hinders agricultural development - report Joseph D'Urso

Africa's GM-phobia hinders agricultural development - report

S.Sudanese rebels in Kampala to mend ties, seek troop withdrawal Reuters

South Sudanese rebels in Kampala to mend ties, seek troop withdrawal

Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine Reuters

Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

CAR leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo Reuters

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid Reuters

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid

As floods threaten, Tanzania aims to build a megacity that works Kizito Makoye

As floods threaten, Tanzania aims to build a megacity that works

China death toll from super typhoon rises to 33 -Xinhua Reuters

China death toll from super typhoon rises to 33 -Xinhua

Italy rescues 1,800 migrants over weekend, five bodies recovered Reuters

Italy rescues 1,800 migrants over weekend, five bodies recovered

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise govt handling of Ebola Reuters

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise government handling of Ebola

Teenager raped and thrown into well in India's Rajasthan Nita Bhalla

Teenager raped and thrown into well in India's Rajasthan - report

'Bad' laws hurt sex workers from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS summit told Katie Nguyen

"Bad" laws hurt sex workers from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

Indian woman accused of witchcraft and beaten to death - report Nita Bhalla

Indian woman branded witch and beaten to death - report

Three Philippine lawmakers back move to impeach Aquino Reuters

Three Philippine lawmakers back move to impeach Aquino

Thai military's refugee headcount sparks fears of repatriation Thin Lei Win

Thai military conducts refugee headcount, sparking fears of forced repatriation

Money fails to flow into seed treaty's benefits fund SciDev.Net - Zoraida Portillo

Money fails to flow into seed treaty's benefits fund

"I was told I would die if I ever talked about FGM" - UK victim Emma Batha

"I was told I would die if I ever talked about FGM" - UK victim

Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace' urges deal with rebels Reuters

Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with rebels

Palestinians flee their neighbourhood during Israeli shelling REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Palestinians flee the Shujayeh neighbourhood in a vehicle during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014

AIDS summit opens with tribute to crash victims, attack on bias Katie Nguyen

AIDS conference opens with tribute to crash victims, attack on “monstrous” laws

Bosnia buries 284 war victims unearthed from gruesome death ... Reuters

Bosnia buries 284 war victims unearthed from gruesome death pit

Iraqi bishop urges world to act after Mosul's Christians flee Reuters

Iraqi bishop urges world to act after Mosul's Christians forced to flee

Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's "journey to hell" Reuters

Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's "journey to hell"

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S. - researchers Reuters

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S. - researchers

A man is in front of a factory destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun, Chin REUTERS/Stringer

A dog walks past as a man stands in front of a factory building which was destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun, in Leizhou, Guangdong province July 19, 2014

Exhumation of bodies of alleged Indian rape victims halted ... Reuters

Exhumation of bodies of alleged Indian rape victims halted by rain

Italy says 19 boat migrants die, thousands rescued this week Reuters

Italy says 19 boat migrants die, thousands rescued this week

Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle -monitor Reuters

Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle -monitor

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll ... Reuters

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

AIDS conference vows to honour colleagues killed in plane downing Katie Nguyen

AIDS conference vows to honour colleagues killed in plane downing

UN aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza Reuters

UN aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza

British police target airports in anti-FGM operation Joseph D'Urso

British police target airports in anti-FGM operation

UN accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq Reuters

UN accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq

Indian minister backs calls to end health sector corruption Reuters

Indian minister backs calls to end health sector corruption

Each side of Sudan's border, hunger worsens as conflicts rage Katy Migiro

Each side of Sudan's border, hunger and suffering worsen as conflicts rage

"Can-do" crews are first line of defense against U.S. wildfires Reuters

FEATURE-"Can-do" crews are first line of defense against U.S. wildfires

Could businesses do for aid what Amazon did for retail? Megan Rowling

Could businesses do for aid what Amazon did for retail?

AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane Reuters

AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane

China starts criminal probe into 3 more former senior officials Reuters

China starts criminal probe into 3 more former senior officials

Child brides abducted, raped, married to appease gods, settle debt Katy Migiro

Child brides abducted, raped, married to appease gods, settle debts

Coffee insurance cuts bitterness of bad weather for Kenyan farmers Kagondu Njagi

Coffee insurance cuts bitterness of extreme weather for Kenyan farmers

Ethiopian girl was married at 10 to "protect her" from rape Katy Migiro

Ethiopian girl was married at 10 to "protect her" from rape

U.S. buildings for Afghan army at risk of going up in smoke-report Stella Dawson

U.S. buildings for Afghan army are at risk of going up in flames - report

Waste,overlap and inefficiency still plague foreign aid programmes Stella Dawson

Waste, overlap and inefficiency still plague foreign aid programmes - report

Ex-Alstom exec pleads guilty to bribery over Indonesia power contr Reuters

Ex-Alstom exec pleads guilty to bribery over Indonesia power contract

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people: study Megan Rowling

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people - study

Canadian senator who was ally of PM charged with bribery Reuters

Canadian senator who was ally of PM charged with bribery

China to hold public trial of foreign couple who worked for GSK Reuters

China to hold public trial of foreign couple who worked for GSK

Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes; appoints foreign experts Reuters

Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes; appoints foreign experts

'Peak soil' threatens future global food security Reuters

'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

People observe one-minute silence against Israel's military action REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People observe a minute of silence during a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza, at La Constitucion square in Malaga, southern Spain July 17, 2014

GSK confirms it fired staff for corruption in China in 2001 Reuters

GSK confirms it fired staff for corruption in China in 2001

Global carbon market hopes fade as Australia dumps CO2 trading Naomi Tajitsu and Nina Chestney

Global carbon market hopes fade as Australia dumps CO2 trading

Pakistan boosts clean energy spending amid power crisis Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

Pakistan boosts clean energy spending, as industry bemoans power crisis

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Zambian chiefs back repeal of "degrading" widow inheritance law - study
"No time to lose" in tackling FGM and child marriage - UNICEF
FACTBOX: Population growth could blunt battle against FGM, child marriage - UNICEF
UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk
White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza
Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee
Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts
Africa's GM-phobia hinders agricultural development - report
South Sudanese rebels in Kampala to mend ties, seek troop withdrawal
Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine
Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo
Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid
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