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The UN Security Council called for “clarity” over allegations of a chemical weapons attack on the eastern suburbs of Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday, as activists estimated the death toll at between 500 and 1,300.
More than 125 million women, mostly in Africa and the Middle East, have been subjected to a painful, violent and terrifying ritual known as female genital mutilation (FGM). A new report by UNICEF says more and more girls are saying 'no' to FGM and a growing number of communities are abandoning the tradition. But millions remain at risk. Claudia Cappa, lead author of the UNICEF report on the subject, tells Douglas Herbert about what needs to be done to eliminate the practice.
The UK is renowned for its flexible employment market, but the use of 'zero hours' contracts has come under scrutiny this summer for pushing workers too far. Such contracts offer no guarantee of work, no sick leave or paid holiday. Employees are left in a very precarious situation, never knowing if or when they will be called in to work - or if they'll be able to pay their bills.
The US declassified documents on Wednesday revealing that a 2011 court ruling found that the National Security Agency had unconstitutionally collected tens of thousands of domestic online communications over the course of several years.
Arsenal secured a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Wednesday, all but guaranteeing their qualification for the group stages of Europe's premier football tournament.
An Egyptian court ordered the release of Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday but the former president will remain under house arrest once freed, the prime minister said. His lawyer said he could be released as early as Thursday.
WikiLeaks hailed the 35-year sentence handed to former US soldier Bradley Manning on Wednesday as a “strategic victory”. Manning, whose leaked cables saw the organisation shoot to international prominence, was expected to receive a heavier sentence.
As Bloomberg prepares to step down, and Weiner’s latest scandal kills his chances of a comeback, the NYC mayoral race is up for grabs. Here’s a peek at the main Democratic candidates, one of whom is likely to be the Big Apple’s next mayor.
Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes said on Wednesday he felt it was “a shame” that Brazil was hosting the Olympic Games in 2016 when the country does not have a national sports policy and urged the government to consider "the legacy" of the event.
As the crisis in Egypt continues to escalate, FRANCE 24 examines how the hard-won progress made in the wake of the country’s 2011 popular uprising is being eroded.
Scores were reported killed in a bombardment on the outskirts of Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday as opposition forces accused the government of using chemical weapons in the attack.
A judge has sentenced former US soldier Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison on Wednesday at a military court in Maryland. Manning leaked information to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified data in US history.