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BBC News with Jonathon Izard.

13 siblings have been rescued from a house in California. Police said that they appeared malnourished and some have been chained to their beds. A representative at the hospital where they have been treated says staff were finding it heartbreaking. The parents have been arrested and charged with torture and child endangerment.

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed on a life of timeframe for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. Bangladesh said under the deal, Myanmar would accept the return of 1,500 Rohingyas every week over the course of two years. The refugees fled their villages last year in the face of a Burmese military campaign.

The Washington based pressure group Freedom House says democracy is facing its most serious crisis in decades. It cites President Trump’s attacks on the press and judiciary and says China and Russia have taken advantage of their retreat of leading democracies to increase repression at home.

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