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'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution 'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea


65 percent women lack faith in police 65 percent women lack faith in police

The survey report on violence against women and girls conducted by ActionAid reveals the shocking information at a programme in the CIRDAP auditorium


Meghan Markle was written out of Suits a year ago Meghan written out of Suits 'a year ago'

She confirms this week that she would leave the show after announcing her engagement to the prince


Australian state legalises assisted dying in national first Australian state approves assisted dying

The law is designed for patients who are in severe pain


Why won't Meghan Markle be known as Princess Meghan when she ties the knot with Prince Harry next year? Why Prince Harry's wife will not be called Princess Meghan

Lady Diana Spencer was never officially Princess Diana


Prince Harry and Meghan: More royal wedding details expected More royal wedding details expected

The 36-year-old star of US legal drama 'Suits' is already involved with humanitarian work and is a women's advocate with the UN


The other American in Prince Harry's family

The other American in Prince Harry's family

The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work, was born in New York City in 1857


Balochistan journalists caught 'between the stick and the gun' Balochistan journalists caught 'between the stick and the gun'

According to the International Federation of Journalists, 29 media workers are killed in the province between 2007 and 2015


A Himalayan home for Buddhist nuns A Himalayan home for Buddhist nuns

The area is largely Buddhist and its monasteries attract thousands of tourists each year



Mongolia domestic violence: 'I screamed for help, but nobody came' 'I screamed for help, but nobody came'

So it is now even harder for rural women to escape violence, particularly in the freezing winter, when temperatures plunge below -40C (-40F)


Japanese politician brings baby to assembly sparking debate Baby ordered out of Japan assembly

Japan is a country with very traditional gender roles and many women chose to abandon their careers once they get married and have children


Mladic gets life for Bosnia genocide Mladic gets life for Bosnia genocide

Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo


Nasa tracking station in Australia hit by staff strike Staff strike hits Nasa's Australia station

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is one of three Nasa sites globally that provide constant radio contact with more than 30 spacecraft


Rape and no periods in North Korea's army Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

Roughly 70% of North Korean defectors are female - a fact some link to higher levels of unemployment among women


Africa's longest-serving leaders Africa's longest-serving leaders

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, in power since August 1979, is Africa's…


Charles Manson death: Where are the Family members now? Where are the Manson Family members now?

Mostly young women from middle-class backgrounds, they were convinced to join his Californian desert commune


4,000 year-old marriage contract mentions divorce, infertility 4,000 year-old marriage contract mentions divorce, infertility

Researchers say the marriage contract shows that "the concept of infertility is not just a disease of our age"


Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83 Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

The cult leader sent his followers to commit a series of brutal murders in the late 1960s


Egypt opens Gaza border for first time since unity deal Egypt opens Gaza border for first time since unity deal

Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip had been totally sealed since August, and was largely closed for years before that


Prime minister Saad Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers Saad Hariri announces return to Lebanon

His attempt to step down also coincides with a purge of more than 200 Saudi princes, ministers and businessmen


Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected Signals detected 'from missing sub'

Argentina has stepped up the search in the South Atlantic for the ARA San Juan submarine, with a Nasa research plane joining in


Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe Russia again blocks Syria attacks probe

It is the 11th time Moscow has used its veto powers in support of its ally since the conflict began


North Korean defector found to have 'enormous parasites' N Korea defector has 'enormous parasites'

The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times by North Korean border guards


Indonesia's Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith The tribe forced to pick a new religion

Three months ago, the 58 families that make up the Celitai tribe of Orang Rimba converted to Islam


Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

Zahida Begum grew up in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps, and now earns a living working for a string of international aid groups


Cambodia court considers dissolving opposition party Cambodia court mulls dissolving opposition

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party is accused of plotting to topple the government


Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup

The military denies staging a coup, saying that Mr Mugabe is safe and that it was acting against "criminals" surrounding him


Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

The Mugabes, however, have joined the ranks of world leaders who are removed from power and taken into custody


After 37 years, Mugabe era appears to be over After 37 years, Mugabe era appears to be over

After 37 years, the military seems to have brought an end to Mugabe's long reign in what the army's supporters praised as a "bloodless correction"


Macron warns Europe not to rebuff Trump and Putin Macron: Don't rebuff Trump and Putin

Mr Macron took office six months ago, promising to transform France's economy, society, even its identity



Six universities told to change advertising claims Six universities told to change adverts

Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University of West London have all had complaints upheld against them


Australians decisively support same-sex marriage Australians decisively favour gay marriage

Over 12.7 million people- about 79.5% of eligible voters- take part in the postal survey, 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couple to wed


North Korea defector who crossed DMZ 'was shot five times' N Korea defector 'was shot five times'

About 1,000 people from the North flee to the South each year - but very few defect via the Demilitarised Zone


Roy Moore: Woman claims US Senate candidate 'tried to rape me' Fifth woman accuses Moore of sex assault

Beverly Young Nelson says she was 16 years old when Moore tried to force himself on her after offering a ride home from her job as a waitress


How a Rohingya massacre unfolded at Tula Toli How a Rohingya massacre unfolded at Tula Toli

Mumtaz says she endured didn't stop there. After escaping the mass grave, Mumtaz says she was dragged to a village house and raped by soldiers


Bob Dylan's Concert for Bangladesh acoustic guitar sells for $400,000 at auction Dylan's Concert for Bangladesh guitar sells for $400,000

An anonymous buyer purchased the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar from Heritage Auctions for $396,000


Case of missing Lebanese prime minister stirs Middle East tensions Case of missing Lebanese PM stirs Middle East tensions

The Hariri case has become just one in a profusion of bewildering events — from Saudi Arabia's arrest of princes


Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's female PM takes on Apec New Zealand's female PM takes on the men

Her victory in New Zealand makes her the country's third female prime minister


South China Sea dispute: Donald Trump offers to mediate S China Sea dispute: Trump offers to mediate

Vietnam has become the most vocal opponent of China’s claims and its construction and militarisation of artificial islands in the sea

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