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Mediterranean migrant shipwreck disaster leaves 800 dead

Mediterranean migrant shipwreck disaster leaves 800 dead

Apr 21, – The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster. “We can say that 800 are dead,” said Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy on Tuesday. Representatives from the U.N. agency […]

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Human Rights Observers: Life under Islamic State ‘a big prison’ for women

Human Rights Observers: Life under Islamic State ‘a big prison’ for women

Mar 02 – What is it about life under ‘Islamic State’ that would entice schoolgirls to leave their families in East London and fly to the Middle East to live there? Life under the Islamic State is hardest in its stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. life “is like a big prison” for women who live […]

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Cambodian court starts trials of 21 labor activists arrested in clashes

Cambodian court starts trials of 21 labor activists arrested in clashes

Apr 25, – Twenty-one Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a deadly crackdown on a garment industry strike in January went on trial today despite international appeals for their release. The case has deepened concerns among human rights defenders about the recent suppression of street demonstrations intended to challenge strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nearly […]

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Observers News: “Heat Wave” hits Western Europe

Observers News: “Heat Wave” hits Western Europe

July 27, – Europe is in the grips of a sweltering heatwave as temperatures have soared across the continent. From London to Berlin, meteorologists say the heat won’t be letting up anytime soon. The warm weather has scorched countries across Europe, especially the United Kingdom, which is enduring its longest heatwave in seven years.   […]

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