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2019

07

Oct

Germany approves controversial military exports to UAE

The German government has given its approval for new military exports to the United Arab Emirates, despite an agreement by the ruling coalition to no longer supply military hardware to countries “directly” involved in the war in Yemen. The Federal Security Council, headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, approved the sale of generators for an air […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Trt Haber , DW

17

Sep

Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct

A BBC investigation found universities received more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct during the past academic year. Students accused their universities of being paralysed by fear of reputational damage and not offering proper support. Universities UK said institutions were making progress in handling complaints. But students said they had to go through “traumatic” and […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: HaberTürk , BBC

12

Sep

Hospital created ‘comfort room’ for aborted babies to die

Testimony from nurse Jill Stanek reveals that Christ Church Hospital in Illinois created a “comfort room” for aborted babies to die in. Stanek spoke at a hearing on infanticide in Washington, D.C., where lawmakers and activists spoke out against born-alive abortion. Doctors at Christ Church Hospital performed born alive abortions and would afterward allow the […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , 247 Sports

04

Sep

US, France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes: UN

The United States, United Kingdom and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations has said. A UN panel announced on Tuesday that investigators compiled a secret list of possible international war crimes […]

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Country: United Nations
Source: EN , Aljazeera

30

Aug

Woman who gave birth alone in Denver jail cell sues city authorities

A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labour. Surveillance video released by her lawyer show Diana Sanchez lying down on a narrow bed, crying out in pain, before she gives birth […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , The Guardian

29

Aug

Babies develop ‘werewolf syndrome’ after medicine mix-up in Spain

At least 17 children developed so-called “werewolf syndrome” after a major medicine mix-up, Spain’s health ministry has said. The children – some of them babies – began growing hair all over their body after being given what was thought to be omeprazole, a drug that helps with gastric reflux. After investigating, authorities discovered the treatment […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

23

Aug

Thousands of homeless children are housed in shipping containers across England

Thousands of homeless children are growing up in cheaply converted shipping containers and cramped rooms in former office blocks, putting their health and well-being at serious risk, according to the children’s commissioner for England. Anne Longfield said it was scandal that at least 210,000 young people in homeless families in England were put up by […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian , BBC

25

Jul

US blocks UN rebuke of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes

The United States blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said, Reuters reports. Israel said the 10 apartment buildings demolished on Monday, most of them still under construction, had been built illegally and posed a […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , MEMO

25

Jul

Trump vetoes 3 bills prohibiting arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The US president has vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Donald Trump said the three resolutions “would weaken America’s global competitiveness” and damage its relationship with its allies. It comes after both chambers of Congress voted to prevent the […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC

18

Jul

Data of ‘nearly all adults’ in Bulgaria stolen

According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised. Bulgarian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Among the stolen data were names, addresses and even some details of personal income, local media reported. The […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Sputnik , BBC