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Father of a boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase goes on trial

Posted by on 20/02/2018
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Father of a boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase goes on trial

Father of a boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase goes on trial

Prosecutors seek a three-year prison term CEUTA: The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing. His father went on trial yesterday in Ceuta, a Spanish overseas territory in northern Morocco which migrants from Africa regularly […]

5 women killed in Dagestan church shooting; IS claims responsibility

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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5 women killed in Dagestan church shooting; IS claims responsibility

5 women killed in Dagestan church shooting; IS claims responsibility

MOSCOW: Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault. An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at the church in the town of Kizlyar in the mainly Muslim region, local […]

Oxfam worker ‘paid for sex’, others bullied witness: inquiry

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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Oxfam worker ‘paid for sex’, others bullied witness: inquiry

Oxfam worker ‘paid for sex’, others bullied witness: inquiry

LONDON: British aid charity Oxfam yesterday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness. The 2011 report into aid workers deployed to Haiti following the devastating earthquake the previous year, revealed […]

‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

Some Europeans frustrated, afraid of the future LONDON: Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before Britain leaves the EU. Office workers, farmers and radio hosts are taking on new nationalities, relocating their businesses or looking forward […]

Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

‘Every week, I ride 80 to 100 kilometers on horseback’ VERDUNO: Through vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and shrouded in fog, the thud of hooves pounding the loose earth grows louder. A man on horseback gallops into view. It could be a scene from a 19th century literary classic, but in […]

UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

LONDON: Raids on five British car washes have led to 15 arrests for modern-day slavery offences, and the rescuing of 36 victims, according to police. The operation, which involved 180 officers in Milton Keynes, north of London, targeted an organized crime group that police believe was involved in trafficking, slavery and drugs. Belgian officers helped […]

‘Living saint’ “Grandpa” Dobri dies

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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‘Living saint’ “Grandpa” Dobri dies

‘Living saint’ “Grandpa” Dobri dies

SOFIA: “Grandpa” Dobri, a beggar hailed as a ‘living saint’ in Bulgaria for donating thousands to Orthodox Christian churches, died Tuesday at the age of 103, church leaders said. For over 25 years, the hunched figure in a threadbare coat and peasant sandals holding a cup for donations was a regular sight at the entrance […]

Scandal-hit British charity reels as sex scandal widens

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Scandal-hit British charity reels as sex scandal widens

Scandal-hit British charity reels as sex scandal widens

Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim LONDON: Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling yesterday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti’s president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as “undignified and dishonest”. Helen Evans, former global head of safeguarding, also warned of assaults on […]

71 killed in Russia plane crash; Amir sends condolences

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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71 killed in Russia plane crash; Amir sends condolences

71 killed in Russia plane crash; Amir sends condolences

STEPANOVSKOYE, Russia: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow yesterday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country‚Äôs worst ever aviation disasters. Investigators said the Antonov An-148 plane crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow at 2:48 pm (1128 GMT) after taking off from […]

In Kosovo’s capital, ‘breathing harms health’

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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In Kosovo’s capital, ‘breathing harms health’

In Kosovo’s capital, ‘breathing harms health’

‘This place will become a new Chernobyl’ OBILIQ: Every winter morning workers wrap scarves around their faces and emerge from the pea soup fog that engulfs their town of Obiliq, stuck between two coal-fired power stations on the outskirts of Kosovo’s capital. If nothing is done, “this place will become a new Chernobyl…. We will […]

Britain warns charities over sex misconduct as Oxfam scandal widens

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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Britain warns charities over sex misconduct as Oxfam scandal widens

Britain warns charities over sex misconduct as Oxfam scandal widens

LONDON: The British Government said yesterday it is warning all charities that receive UK aid to step up efforts to tackle sexual misconduct among staff or face having their funding cut, amid further fallout from a prostitution scandal involving Oxfam workers in Haiti in 2011. The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt revealed she was writing […]

Victims accuse Abdeslam of ‘mocking’ Belgian terror trial

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Victims accuse Abdeslam of ‘mocking’ Belgian terror trial

Victims accuse Abdeslam of ‘mocking’ Belgian terror trial

BRUSSELS: Lawyers for police officers hurt in a shootout with Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam accused him of scorning Belgian justice after he refused to appear at his trial when it resumed yesterday. Abdeslam, 28, accused judges of being anti-Muslim, refused to answer questions, and proclaimed he put his “trust in Allah” on the first […]

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