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Millions of children hard at work in India | Human Rights

<b>Bangalore, India -</b> Across the globe more than 150 million children between age five and 14 are involved in child labour, while India is home to the highest number of working children in the world.<p>On International Day Against Child Labour on Friday, attempts are under way to put a stop to it. In …

India

Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy.<p>"James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in …

Asia

A migrant's journey begins

Abdou Diallo has been training to be a mechanic in Senegal's capital, Dakar, for six years - since he was 10 - hoping to one day get a paying job.<p>But knowing that his life would likely be spent struggling to earn a small wage, the 16-year-old's parents have taken out a huge loan and sold all of the …

Personal Organizing

Migrants rescued off Indonesian coast

About 400 migrants have been rescued by local fishermen in the Strait of Malacca, off Indonesia's Aceh province, after their stricken boat was reportedly turned away numerous times from the Thai and Malaysian coasts by authorities.<p>Wednesday's rescue occurred just hours before the governments of …

North Africa

Thousands of Burmese migrants feared adrift at sea as south-east Asian governments refuse landing

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand accused of playing “human ping pong" as Rohingya Muslims from Burma turned away<p>Thousands of refugees from ethnic fighting in <b>Burma</b> were stranded at sea on Thursday night in a new migrant crisis after being refused permission to land in Indonesia, Malaysia and …

Asia

Human traffickers find easy prey among Myanmar's minorities

It’s been 47 days since Abdul, a scrawny Rohingya male in his 40s, sent his 14-year-old daughter Dildar away from the Internally Displaced Persons camp where they’d been living in squalid conditions with little food or health care. Dildar left on a fishing boat crammed with other Rohingya Muslims …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.

Manta Rays

Cambodians mark 40 years since Khmer Rouge takeover

Survivors have marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding an era that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.<p>A few hundred people, including monks and elderly regime survivors, gathered early on Friday at …

Asia

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on Prisoners Day

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops in the northern West Bank during annual demonstrations marking Palestinian Prisoners Day.<p>More than 100 Palestinians rallied near Israel's separation barrier in the village of Bilin on Friday, with some throwing stones before soldiers opened up with …

Israel

No justice 28 years after massacre of Indian Muslims | India

<b>Meerut, India -</b> The massacre took place on May 22, 1987, the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.<p>The families of Hashimpura - a predominantly Muslim locality in the city of Meerut, 75km northeast of New Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh - had retreated to their homes to break …

India

What Grows After Gaza's War?

Jošt Franko for The Daily Beast

Gaza

In Pictures: Memories of the Rabaa massacre

<b>Cairo, Egypt -</b> After massive protests calling for President Mohamed Morsi to step down, the Egyptian military announced the ouster of Egypt's first democratically-elected president on July 3, 2013. The protests - staged in Tahrir Square one year after Morsi was sworn into office - called for early …

Gazans come to terms with the scars of war – in pictures

Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here, he documents their scars, both physical and emotional

In Pictures: Offensive on Gaza in numbers

At least 1,875 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed in Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip so far, while 67 people, including 64 soldiers, died on the Israeli side. More than 9,800 Gaza residents have also been injured.<p>The bombings and exchange of rocket fire between Palestinian …

Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world - in pictures

The three-day festival of Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims start the day with prayer and then spend time with family, pay respects to the dead, offer gifts and often give to charity

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Thousands at risk of starvation in Yarmouk, UN warns

The United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, was permitted to make a delivery of 300 food packages to Yarmouk camp near Damascus today, …

RT @Soumayafikri: Imagine having to pray because of your parents death at this age? #Syria http://t.co/wNbFr0bDhD

'Blood moon' lunar eclipse – in pictures

The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse due to a perfect alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, otherwise known as a syzygy<p>• Spotted the eclipse? Share your images with us

Just because Assad has the means to bomb & kill from the air, it doesn’t mean he can survive! #Syria http://t.co/PTsjKhsiq0

Volcanic Onion Fields, by Greg Goodman

The town of Toya Bungah is a popular tourist destination in Bali due to its proximity to Mount Batur – an inactive volcano. Despite having erupted …

San Francisco

Bromo Hillside, by Ismawan Arief Ismail

A picture from a trip to Tengger massif, East Java, Indonesia. Taken from the Hinduâes temple area at the Sand Sea facing the Bromo slope. Part of …

Photography