Horrifying statistic: More than 500,000 women and girls in the US are victims of genital mutilation

The number of women and girls dealing with the consequences of female genital mutilation in the US is more than three times greater than previously thought, the Guardian can reveal.

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Charlie Hebdo staff try in vain to stifle laughter as pigeon craps on Francois Hollande

Amid the tears, the sorrow and the defiance of the unity march in Paris on Sunday, there was nonetheless at least one moment that managed to raise a smile.

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Rupert Murdoch's tabloid 'The Sun' accuses 4-year-old boy of having 'mark of the devil'

The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with a "mark of the devil" on his chest on its front page.

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700 million women were married as children, with one-in-three before their 15th birthday

Girl Summit tackles female genital mutilation and child marriage, as UNICEF warns 280 million girls could be brides before 18

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Geek deemed word of the year by the Collins online dictionary

Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

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How domestic violence spreads online: 'I felt like he was watching me'

Lucy left her violent ex-partner but found the internet meant he could still harass her – and police were not interested

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Cyberbullying on social networks has spawned a new form of self-harm

Charities warn of vulnerable youngsters encountering pernicious abuse online but unable to cease using sites

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London mayor in hot water over suggesting women go to university to find husbands

Mayor is accused of casual sexism over remark at forum with Malaysian prime minister

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Californians continue to call for end of death penalty despite failure of Prop 34

Fifty-three percent called this week for capital punishment to continue in the state, but opposition appears to be growing

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Report: British family courts put domestic violence victims at risk

Report finds women are frequently put in unsafe positions during proceedings, and government plans could make matters worse

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Occupy protesters chain themselves to London cathedral

Cathedral authorities accused of colluding with big banks during evensong protest on eve of anniversary of start of Occupy camp

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Assange stays at embassy despite police order to turn himself in

Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, remains at the Ecuadorean embassy in London after failing to present himself at a police station to begin the process of extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and indecency.

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Study: 43 percent of women experienced street harassment in Britain

Sexual harassment is a persistent and dangerous problem on Britain's streets, women's charities have warned, as a poll reveals that more than four in 10 young women were sexually harassed in the capital over the last year.

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U.K. feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups

Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads' mags to benefit cuts

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