Women arrested in Iran for staging anti-hijab #whitewednesday protests in Tehran.
Proposal is part of a series of reforms to the nation's criminal code being considered by parliament.
Florida photographer captures chilling moment on camera while taking nature pictures for her website.
Soldiers systematically disfiguring murdered Rohingya villagers with acid to deny culpability in war crimes, says Human Rights Watch.
Bournemouth artist Stuart Semple has highlighted the "hostile design" of anti-homeless segregated benches in the town, with help from popular rapper Professor Green.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told a reporter that groups claiming human rights violations in the region were making up false stories for money.
Iranian women ignore traditional gender roles in conservative rural Iran to prove they can do "men's work" as well as any man.
High Court ruling against Theresa May's government on extra disability benefits to result in higher awards for 220,000 claimants.
Jamaica bans Holocaust denier and anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson from the Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, from entering the country.
Mumbai's slum hotel is opening for tourists wishing to experience the reality of poverty in India's largest cities.
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More than 10 transgender women arrested by Aceh police and forced through masculine "training" regime.
Eugene Wojciechowski and Pavel Stotsko get married in Denmark but are charged with passport offences on return to Moscow.
Mumbai newspaper accused of trying to exploit gay men and women for article on LGBT rights in India.
Mao-era detention camps used to re-educate non-ethnic Chinese Uighurs, says Human Rights Watch and Radio Free Asia.
The so-called "widow's camp" at Balukhali Rohingya refugee settlement consists of 50 red tents where no men or boys over the age of 10 years old are allowed.
Myanmar finally allowed the world's media in to Rakhine state to show they are ready to welcome back some of the Rohingya Muslims who fled the country.
Gay couple Ethan and Elad Dvash-Banks sue US after one twin son born via surrogate denied citizenship as he has Israeli DNA.
Punk art collective gained worldwide fame in 2012 when they staged an anti-Putin protest in Moscow's Cathedral.
El Al pilots refuse to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to home countries where they face risk of death.