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Syrian government blocking aid to millions of refugees

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Millions of Syrians are in desperate need of food and medical care. Yet international aid is limited by arbitrary restrictions imposed by the Syrian government.

Egyptian police 'using rape as a weapon' against dissident groups

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Fears that claimed assaults against two men are part of strategy to crush opposition to government

Russia to seek Hague tribunal trial of Ukrainian ultranationalists

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A majority party MP has asked Russian investigators to prepare an official letter to the ICC describing crimes by members of Ukrainian nationalist groups - including the infamous Right Sector - and asking they be recognized as extremist.

Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank

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Jim Yong Kim urges campaigners and scientists to work together to form a coherent plan in the fight against climate change

Evaporated in Syria, the World’s Most Dangerous Place for Journalists

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James Harkin picks up the trail of two colleagues who vanished in 2012.

Security Council to view photos of Syrian dead

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The U.N. Security Council will meet privately to view projected slides of Syrians tortured and killed in the country's civil war.France is hoping to refer the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

UN seeks £163m in aid for CAR refugees

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Nearly 200,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries amid sectarian violence in Central African Republic

Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”

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Results of a World Bank Institute survey on public perceptions of extractive industries in developing countries are practically useless to understanding what communities directly affected by mining and oil operations actually think.

Thunderclap: Free Syria's Silenced Voices

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I just supported Free Syria's Silenced Voices on @ThunderclapIt // @fidh_en

Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

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Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

Why U.S. should care about surveillance abroad

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By Laura Pitter, Special to CNNEditor’s note: Laura Pitter is a senior national security researcher at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are the writer’s own.