One in 10 girls worldwide have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20

About one in 10 girls around the world experiences serious sexual violence, the UN children's agency has said in a major report detailing the "staggering extent" of sexual, physical and emotional abuse faced by young people.

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Two Australians on downed Malaysia Airlines flight had lost relatives on missing flight MH370

Two of the 28 Australians killed when MH17 was shot down over Ukraine were members of a family who lost two other relatives when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in March, it has emerged.

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Black people in London twice as likely to be charged with drug possession

Black people are not just significantly more likely to be searched by police for drugs than their white peers, but face almost double the chance of being charged if any are found, according to a study of racial disparities in the way drug laws are enforced.

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What we know thanks to Bradley Mannning's leaks to WikiLeaks

Revelations from the files downloaded include footage of US helicopter crews laughing at civilian deaths in Baghdad

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Greenpeace activists scale Europe's tallest building to protest Arctic oil drilling

Six activists attempt to climb Europe's tallest building in a protest against oil and gas drilling the Arctic

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Christians who refused to counsel same sex couples rejected from European human rights court

Shirley Chaplin, Gary McFarlane and Lillian Ladele lose legal tussle over workplace discrimination at Strasbourg court

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Man found dead on London street 'was probably stowaway who fell from plane'

José Matada was 'probably dead or at point of death' due to hypothermia and lack of oxygen when he fell, inquest told

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Falling lifeboat kills Thomson cruise ship crew in Canary Islands

Five die and three injured in incident during emergency drill on Thomson Majesty moored at Santa Cruz on island of La Palma

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Church of England allows abstinent gay men in civil partnerships to be bishops

Gay clergy in civil partnerships will be allowed to become bishops if they are sexually abstinent, according to new policy

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WikiLeaks criticized for linking Benghazi attack to Julian Assange case

Tweet says US 'gave tacit approval for attacks' by accepting 'UK siege on Ecudorean embassy' where Assange is taking refuge

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