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Qatar

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Doha last month reportedly informed UN of decision to remove name from letter defending Beijing's policies in Xinjiang.

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Europe

Spain may fine Open Arms rescue ship $1m

The Open Arms saga has not ended with the Italian prosecutor's order to bring the scores of rescued people ashore.

Open Arms rescue ship faces $1m fine from Spain

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UK to rip up EU 'freedom of movement' rules

Confusion reigns after officials announce end to migration on day one of Brexit.

UK to rip up EU 'freedom of movement' rules

Afghanistan

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

Officials say more than 160 being treated in hospital, 30 of them in critical condition, after Saturday's blast.

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

AJ IMPACT

France vows tight security to keep protesters far from G7 summit

Raft of unprecedented security measures set to transform French seaside resort into a fortress for G7 leaders' summit.

France vows tight security to keep protesters far from G7 summit

Czech Republic

Czech government teeters as president schemes

The combined strength of the prime minister and president may be too much for the leftist minority coalition partner.

Czech government teeters as president schemes

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Kashmir tensions: 'War is not a solution'

Pakistan's leaders respond to India's decision to revoke the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kashmir tensions: 'War is not a solution'

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Shavendra Silva has denied allegations, but rights groups see his appointment as undermining reconciliation efforts.

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Abortion

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

The organisation says it won't be 'bullied into withholding abortion information from patients'.

 Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Spain

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

On standoff's 18th day, Open Arms calls Spanish offer to allow ship disembark at port 1,000km away 'incomprehensible'.

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

Venezuela

UN appeals for more aid for Venezuelan refugees

The UN and NGOs put out a humanitarian appeal for $770m at the start of the year and have received less than $180m.

UN appeals for more aid for Venezuelan refugees

Rohingya

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Portraits of the world's most persecuted minority.

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Human Rights

UK Home Office slammed over chicken shop knife crime 'stunt'

Officials defend taking an anti-knife crime campaign to fried chicken restaurants, popular hangouts for young people.

UK Home Office slammed over chicken shop knife crime 'stunt'

Human Rights

Ethiopians 'abused on Gulf route, forcibly deported from Saudi'

HRW report says Ethiopian, Yemeni and Saudi officials have taken few, if any, steps to curb violence faced by migrants.

Ethiopians 'abused on Gulf route, forcibly deported from Saudi'