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Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.

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Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president 127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years

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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence Europe demand for more talks does not help Iran nuclear deal, cleric says

Europe

Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan Russia launches biggest ever war games

Asia - Pacific

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest Japan issues evacuation advisories for one million as typhoon hits west coast Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

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America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Latin America & Caribbean

Latin America seeks common ground to handle Venezuelan migrants Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

South Asia

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

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