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Favela crackdown produces cache of guns and drugs

Crackdown by military police ahead of World Cup in Rio favela unveils huge haul of guns - including submachine guns - and drugs<p>Military police in Rio de Janeiro have seized a cache of guns and drugs, and arrested 197, after a two-week operation to pacify one of the city's favelas.<p>Complexo do Lins, …

India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.<p>Despite a rapidly expanding middle class, enviable economic growth and …

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Russian lawmaker proposes bill to strip gay parents of custody rights

<b>(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)</b><p>So-called gay “propaganda” must be banned in the family, says the bill’s sponsor<p>Katie McDonough<p>September 5, 2013 12:38pm (UTC)<p>A little more than 24 hours after Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia is not targeting LGBTQ people and stripping them of their basic rights, a …

South Sudan bans foreigners from owning or riding motorbikes

South Sudan has banned foreigners from riding motorcycles, popularly known as boda boda, apparently in an attempt to cut down on crime.<p>Hundreds of Ugandans said to be are fleeing the country to escape a crackdown after a government order called for an end to licensing motor cycles owned by …