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Rights groups say bill silences Afghan women, victims of domestic abuse and forced marriage, while protecting abusers.
Families of eight Afghans killed in an attack on an exclusive Kabul eatery say their loved ones were ignored by media.
A proposed Afghan law targeting women's rights has created an unlikely alliance between feminists and religious clerics.
The EU recently suspended $25m in aid for the justice system which critics say is plagued by mismanagement.
Low pay, mistrust and general dissatisfaction with the Kabul government are cited as possible reasons for killings.
UN agency and actvists concerned that suspects'confessions were illegally obtained in alleged schoolgirl poisonings.
Demonstrators march for gender rights and against shooting carried out in Parwan last week and captured in video clip.
Report calls for release of 400 women and girls prosecuted and jailed for 'running away' in Afghanistan.
Victim attacked by a family member but then jailed for adultery to be freed with no pre-conditions, her lawyer says.
Activists say they are pressing presidential candidates to address women's issues.
Aunohita Mojumdar in Kabul
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UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
 
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