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2018

19

Jun

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Hundreds of migrant children caged along US border

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

12

Jun

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Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 11 overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband. The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries Sessions’ ruling came after he […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , BBC Türkçe

06

Jun

Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

US-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Syria, says Amnesty

The US-led coalition fighting Daesh in Syria may have committed war crimes, a report by Amnesty International has found. According to the rights group, there was “a strong prima facie case that many coalition attacks that killed and injured civilians and destroyed homes and infrastructure violated international humanitarian law”. The accounts detailed in the report, […]

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Country: United States
Source: Middle East Monitor

05

Jun

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US Ambassador to Israel tells the media to keep their ‘mouths shut’ about Israel

Massive death tolls from months of Israeli crackdowns in the Gaza Strip have been sparsely covered by the media, particularly in the US. But even where US media outlets have found fault with the killings, US Ambassador David Friedman is expressing anger, saying it’s “not reporting” to cover the killings critically. Friedman says media coverage that […]

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Country: United States
Source: Antiwar.com , TRT Haber

04

Jun

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Family of black man Gregory Hill who was shot dead by a white sheriff’s deputy awarded $4 by jury

Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr was shot through his garage door on 14 January 2014 by the deputy in St Lucie County, Florida, in response to a noise complaint. He was found with an unloaded gun, but whether he was holding it is disputed. A jury ruled that no excessive force was used and Mr Hill […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

28

May

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Gov. John Bel Edwards bans state contracts with businesses that support Israel boycott

State government agencies in Louisiana are being barred from contracting with companies that boycott Israel. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting such contracts and requiring his administration to put the ban in place quickly. In a statement, the Democratic governor called Israel “America’s closest ally in the Middle East and a beacon of […]

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Country: United States
Source: U.S. News

25

May

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Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment.” CAIR said […]

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Country: United States
Source: AFP

18

May

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Man wrongly jailed for murder as teen in 1991 is exonerated

A man who was wrongly jailed for murder at 14 wept in court on Tuesday as his name was cleared by a judge 27 years later. John Bunn was found guilty of killing an off-duty correction officer in 1991 and charged with second-degree murder, reported CNN. He has always maintained his innocence, and a judge in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Newsweek , Akşam

18

May

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Black man freed after 18 years in prison for murder he didn’t do

Missouri man David Robinson has been freed from prison nearly 18 years after being wrongly convicted for a 2001 murder. Robinson was released Monday night after Attorney General Josh Hawley recommended that charges against him be dismissed. There was barely any evidence to tie Robinson to the murder of Sheila Box—there was no physical evidence, […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Daily Beast

15

May

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US blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at UN: diplomats

The United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe of deadly violence on the Israel-Gaza border, according to diplomats. The violence on the Israel-Gaza border erupted as the new US embassy in Jerusalem was opened. “The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at […]

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Country: United States
Source: France 24 , Habertürk