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Hundreds arrested as US police protests continue

Hundreds of people have been arrested in the US following fresh protests against the recent killings of two black men by police.

Hundreds of people have been arrested in the US following fresh protests against the recent killings of two black men by police.

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Thousands march through Kabul

Protesters have climbed barricades and thrown stones in a pipeline protest some say poses a major challenge to the Afghan government

Protesters have climbed barricades and thrown stones in a pipeline protest some say poses a major challenge to the Afghan government

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Hong Kong transsexual wins right to wed

In Hong Kong a transsexual has won the right to marry her boyfriend. The woman, referred to only as W, was previously refused permission to marry

In Hong Kong a transsexual has won the right to marry her boyfriend. The woman, referred to only as W, was previously refused permission to marry

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Pakistani Christians protest at Lahore arson attack

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians have taken to the streets to demand better protection after an arson attack razed a Christian district in Lahore to

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians have taken to the streets to demand better protection after an arson attack razed a Christian district in Lahore to

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UN accuses Myanmar army of torture against rebels

Serious human rights abuses are still being committed in Myanmar despite democratic reforms and progress in resolving conflicts with ethnic groups

Serious human rights abuses are still being committed in Myanmar despite democratic reforms and progress in resolving conflicts with ethnic groups

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Turkey to hold talks with Kurdish militants

Turkey’s Justice Minister, Sadullah Ergin, has announced he is to hold talks with Kurdish militants, raising hopes of an end to a decades-old

Turkey’s Justice Minister, Sadullah Ergin, has announced he is to hold talks with Kurdish militants, raising hopes of an end to a decades-old

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French ministers get a taste of Roma life at first hand

France and Romania have signed a two-year agreement on the voluntary repatriation of Roma people back to Romania. French Interior Minister Manuel

France and Romania have signed a two-year agreement on the voluntary repatriation of Roma people back to Romania. French Interior Minister Manuel

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Girl held on blasphemy charges bailed in Pakistan

A Christian girl held on blasphemy charges has been bailed by a court in Islamabad. Rimsha, 14, was arrested three weeks ago after an angry mob

A Christian girl held on blasphemy charges has been bailed by a court in Islamabad. Rimsha, 14, was arrested three weeks ago after an angry mob

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Myanmar: Government worsens sectarian violence

Myanmar security forces committed rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims in June according to a new Human Rights Watch report. It said

Myanmar security forces committed rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims in June according to a new Human Rights Watch report. It said

Europe

Roma and racism

The question this week in U-talk is “Why is racism against the Roma still so widespread in Europe?” The response comes from Jeroen Schokkenbroek

The question this week in U-talk is “Why is racism against the Roma still so widespread in Europe?” The response comes from Jeroen Schokkenbroek

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Australia: Dreamtime in Down Town

The Aboriginal communities of Australia are caught in a vortex of the ancient and modern. A modern world full of racism, unemployment, poor education

The Aboriginal communities of Australia are caught in a vortex of the ancient and modern. A modern world full of racism, unemployment, poor education

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Aboriginal souls in an age of modernity

Qantas claims to be the “spirit of Australia,” it’s a smart piece of advertising, but the spirit we encountered in Australia was of a more ancient

Qantas claims to be the “spirit of Australia,” it’s a smart piece of advertising, but the spirit we encountered in Australia was of a more ancient

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Far-right to make entry in Greek parliament

In Greece the political effects of the debt crisis have produced a shift in the entire political landscape. Dominated by two parties for decades, the

In Greece the political effects of the debt crisis have produced a shift in the entire political landscape. Dominated by two parties for decades, the

Culture

What does the EU do for Roma people?

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

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Romanian mayor fined over 'Roma wall'

Anti-discrimination officials have fined the mayor of a northern Romanian town for building a wall between a Roma neighbourhood and a main

Anti-discrimination officials have fined the mayor of a northern Romanian town for building a wall between a Roma neighbourhood and a main

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Amazon protesters in Bolivia accuse police of being heavy-handed

Indigenous Bolivian protesters claim dozens of people are missing after the police cracked down on a demonstration near the capital La Paz

Indigenous Bolivian protesters claim dozens of people are missing after the police cracked down on a demonstration near the capital La Paz

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Bolivian minister held in highway protest

Bolivia’s Foreign Minister has been briefly captured by a group of about 1500 indigenous people campaigning against a proposed highway through the

Bolivia’s Foreign Minister has been briefly captured by a group of about 1500 indigenous people campaigning against a proposed highway through the

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UK travellers win legal reprieve

Residents of Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site celebrated on Monday after winning a last minute legal reprieve preventing them from

Residents of Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site celebrated on Monday after winning a last minute legal reprieve preventing them from

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Travellers win temporary reprieve in UK eviction row

The stand-off is over, for now. Families facing eviction from Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site have won a last- minute legal

The stand-off is over, for now. Families facing eviction from Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site have won a last- minute legal

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Lithuania's ethnic Poles protest at new law

Protesting at the presidential palace, Lithuania’s ethnic Poles are outraged at a new language law they say will leave them bottom of the class. It

Protesting at the presidential palace, Lithuania’s ethnic Poles are outraged at a new language law they say will leave them bottom of the class. It

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Turkish minorities back constitutional change

Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in a vote that will not only provide the country with a new government, but also a new constitution. Turkey is a

Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in a vote that will not only provide the country with a new government, but also a new constitution. Turkey is a

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French film actress backs Roma campaign

Dosta ! Enough ! in the Romany language. It’s the theme of a Council of Europe campaign tackling intolerance against millions of Roma people across

Dosta ! Enough ! in the Romany language. It’s the theme of a Council of Europe campaign tackling intolerance against millions of Roma people across

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Turkey proposes reforms for Kurds

Turkey has announced plans to improve the rights of its Kurdish minority. The reforms are seen as a way of boosting Turkey’s chances of

Turkey has announced plans to improve the rights of its Kurdish minority. The reforms are seen as a way of boosting Turkey’s chances of

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Roma inclusion

Europe’s largest minority, some 12 million Roma, now live in the EU, where non-discrimination is institutionalised. But has this really changed their

Europe’s largest minority, some 12 million Roma, now live in the EU, where non-discrimination is institutionalised. But has this really changed their