UK plan to make social housing tenants "pay to stay" won't meet aims - report
Social housing campaign groups say the new housing laws will price many tenants out of London, dramatically altering the social fabric of a city renowned for its diversity
Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation
EGYPT-FGM/:Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation
India's Maharashtra state to give women slum dwellers joint ownership rights
"We wish to empower women with equal rights to property as men"
Scientists hope new varieties can start Africa rice revolution
First locally bred hybrid varieties are yielding more than expected, and could boost food security in Africa
Iraq's youth orchestra - a musical dream that shattered
In his memoir, Paul MacAlindin describes his work as conductor of an Iraqi orchestra from its founding in 2009 until it stopped playing in 2014, leaving him "devastated and very, very broken"
Indian court gives women entry to inner sanctum of famous Mumbai mosque
The fight to allow women into the shrine gained momentum after a petition was lodged earlier this year with the Supreme Court
India's deadly floods raise risk of women, children being sold into slavery
Charities working in the worst affected regions of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh said trafficking was widespread in the aftermath of previous disasters
Ethiopia says Olympic marathon medalist a "hero", forever welcome back home
The champion runner did not return home after the Olympics, fearing for his safety even though the government said he would not be punished