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2018

20

Jul

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UK using child spies in police operations

British authorities are deploying children as spies in covert policing and security operations, a new UK parliamentary report revealed. Some of the minors tasked with gathering intelligence are under 16, the report by a House of Lords review committee said. The report, published last week, was produced in response to proposals brought forward by government officials to […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Al Jazeera , TRT Haber

20

Jun

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US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, said it was a “hypocritical” body that “makes a mockery of human rights”. Announcing the decision to quit the council, Ms Haley described the council as a “hypocritical […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

19

Jun

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French President Emmanuel Macron scolds teen for calling him ‘Manu’

President Emmanuel Macron was attending a ceremony in northern France to commemorate General Charles De Gaulle’s call for popular resistance during World War II. The young man, who looked to be in his mid-teens, was standing behind a barrier as Mr Macron passed along the crowd. He was captured on LCI television singing the words of […]

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Country: France
Source: ABC , Sputnik

21

May

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French weaken new laws on child rape

The French equalities minister has been accused of being soft on sexual abusers of children and of breaking a pledge that any adult who has sex with a child would be prosecuted for rape. Marlène Schiappa was the focus of anger from the opposition and activists after parliament passed a sexual offences bill that retained […]

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Country: France
Source: Euronews , The Times

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

10

May

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Outrage as woman dies hours after emergency service operator mocks her

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the death of a young woman just hours after her distress call to emergency services was mocked by the operator, prompting a public outcry and renewed calls for more funding for health services. Naomi Musenga, 22, dialled France’s emergency dispatch number on December 29 last year complaining of […]

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Country: France
Source: SBS News

04

May

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Czech Republic used to produce A230 nerve agent, President says

Czech Republic had produced and tested an A230 nerve agent which, according to the Czech military intelligence, graded as the so-called “Novichok”, the republic’s president Miloš Zeman said in an interview to a TV Barrandov broadcaster. In March, former Russian intelligence colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping mall in the UK city of Salisbury. The […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Sputnik

01

May

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Sexual assault cases up about 10 percent in U.S. military: Pentagon

As many as 6,769 sexual assault cases in the U.S. military were reported in fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2017, up about 10 percent from 6,172 reported in the previous year, according to a Pentagon annual report released on Monday. These cases involved 4,193 female service members and 1,084 male service members, said the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Xinhua News