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Football

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women

More than 3,000 women attend FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Tehran to watch Iran beat Cambodia 14-0.

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women

LGBT

Nine US Democratic presidential hopefuls to tackle LGBT issues

Rights advocates have expressed dismay at the Trump administration's record on LGBT issues.

Nine US Democratic presidential hopefuls to tackle LGBT issues

Human Rights

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

Sentencing for scholar Salman al-Awda, who could face the death penalty, has been postponed until October 30.

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

Iraq

Iraq: HRW denounces lethal force against protesters, urges probe

Rights watchdog says authorities have to respect fundamental freedoms, respond to protests in proportionate manner.

Iraq: HRW denounces lethal force against protesters, urges probe

Human Rights

Tension over gay rights moves to fore in Polish election

Members of LGBT+ communities feel increasingly unsafe as Poland's political rhetoric turns ever more hostile.

Tension over gay rights moves to fore in Polish election

Malaysia

Amnesty alleges torture in some death penalty cases in Malaysia

Human rights watchdog urges government of Prime Minister Mahathir to take steps for abolition of capital punishment.

Amnesty alleges torture in some death penalty cases in Malaysia

Iran

'Taking back what's ours': Iran's women to attend historic match

After decades of struggle, female football fans say their presence at World Cup qualifier is just the beginning.

'Taking back what's ours': Iran's women to attend historic match

Human Rights

US air attacks in May on Afghan drug labs killed 30 civilians: UN

UN says it verified 39 civilian casualties, including 30 deaths, in May 5 air attacks, but US military rejects report.

US air attacks in May on Afghan drug labs killed 30 civilians: UN

Mongolia

Charges in Mongolia LGBT attack hint at changing attitudes

Police bring charges against far-right group after attack on transgender sex worker investigated as a hate crime.

Charges in Mongolia LGBT attack hint at changing attitudes

Uighur

US bars China officials over Uighur crackdown in Xinjiang

Move to restrict visas follows Commerce Department decision to add certain Chinese companies to blacklist over Xinjiang.

US bars China officials over Uighur crackdown in Xinjiang

Migrants

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

Trump administration official says 'staggering' number of migrants have been arriving to the US-Mexico border.

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

Europe

Several EU countries refuse to back migrant boat plan

Just seven of the 28 member nations agreed to launch a new system to help those rescued in the Mediterranean.

Several EU countries refuse to back migrant boat plan

Human Rights

In Pictures: The dancing prisoners of Burkina Faso

One man is on a mission to dance the prisoners of Bobo Dioulasso prison towards hope and social reintegration.

In Pictures: The dancing prisoners of Burkina Faso

Rohingya

UN, NGOs accused of bungling effort to educate Rohingya children

Questions raised over efforts to give Rohingya children and youth formal education under Myanmar curriculum.

UN, NGOs accused of bungling effort to educate Rohingya children