New UNHCR report reveals 10-year-old Syrian refugee boys and gay, transgender, intersex individuals are being raped and tortured in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Amid America's critical opioid crisis, a drug recovery programme in Cincinnati, Ohio, treats ex-addicts to makeovers.
Award-winning photojournalist Allison Joyce met Rohingya rape survivors at refugee camps in Bangladesh. IBTimes UK shares their harrowing stories.
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Child marriage is common at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where marrying off a young daughter means one less mouth to feed.
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Despite claims that radiation from nuclear tests sites in North Korea are affecting people researchers are unable to confirm the same due to lack of data.
Lawyer Bobby Banson claims Libya's slave market is being used to harvest organs that are then sold to recipients in other countries.
Executions in the US peaked in 1999, when 98 inmates were put to death.
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Pope Francis met a group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and pronounced the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar.
Prisoners at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre witnessed and heard the murder of fellow inmate Adam Kargus in October 2013.
Russian footballer Alexei Smertin says rainbow flags will be tolerated at World Cup despite gay propaganda law that bans promotion of homosexuality to under-18s.
Human rights groups claim the military government was responsible for the deaths of around 30,000 people between 1976 and 1983.
News comes less than 24 hours after Keillor wrote a defence of under-fire American politician Al Franken.