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Videos smuggled out of prison show detainees kept in dire conditions.
Special rapporteur on torture deplores squalid conditions and poor food besides the quality of mental health-care.
US President said the prison is "contrary to who we are" but concrete plans to close the facility remain unclear.
As the justice department seizes AP's phone records, we discuss the aggressive pursuit of whistleblowers in the US.
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Manama voices 'dismay' over US report on human rights situation, while UN Torture Investigator has trip cancelled.
We ask why the US holds more detainees in isolation than any other country in the democratic world.
Executions in southern city carried out despite appeals by families and a rights group to King Abdullah for clemency.
Mumia's case is a primer for understanding the relationship between racism and the criminal justice system in the US.
An estimated 80,000 men, women and even children are being held in solitary confinement on any given day in US prisons.
A special-needs school is under fire for its treatment of students with severe behavioural problems.
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As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
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