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Indonesia's Widodo says Islam is ‘tolerant' there

In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned about the rise of fundamentalism in his country, saying that the Islam practiced there is tolerant and progressive.

US human trafficking report highlights dangers of institutionalizing children

The State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report Thursday, highlighting the state of human trafficking across the globe by ranking countries on their efforts to tackle the issue. But the report, released as the U.S. government faces international scrutiny for its processing of migrants along the southern border, is careful to differentiate between cases of "trafficking" and "smuggling."

Internet censorship in India is on the rise

India has shut down the internet in various regions 20 times in the first five months of this year, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. Four of those blackouts have taken place this month, all in states where violent protests took place.