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2019

09

Dec

Four-year-old boy forced to sleep on hospital floor due to lack of beds

A four-year-old boy was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited for more than eight hours in A&E. Jack Williment-Barr laid down on a coat in Leeds General Infirmary’s emergency department after being taken to hospital with suspected pneumonia. A photo showing him sleeping on the floor of a clinical treatment room has been […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

02

Dec

ICE set up a fake university, then arrested 250 people to whom it gave visa papers

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal. The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , MySanantonio

02

Dec

Germany: Thousands of migrants return after deportation, report says

Thousands of migrants in Germany have applied for asylum multiple times and return to the country after having been deported, according to a report by German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday. There are nearly 5,000 asylum-seekers who have reapplied for asylum after being deported from Germany since 2012, according to the report, which cites official government figures. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

29

Nov

Thousands of bodies left to decay at donation center at Paris-Descartes University

Thousands of bodies were left to decay at a donation center at Paris-Descartes University, leading to an investigation from the school. An investigation from L’Express newspaper published Tuesday revealed that dozens of bodies were left to decompose on tables in what was described as a “mass grave,” and alleged some body parts were sold to private […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , NY Daily

26

Nov

Three US friends freed after spending 36 years in prison for murder they didn’t commit

Three teenagers from Baltimore, wrongfully convicted of killing a school student in cold blood, have been exonerated after spending more than three decades of their lives in jail. Childhood friends Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart were arrested in 1983, when they were 16, and subsequently convicted of gunning down a 14-year-old student at […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , RT

20

Nov

New York City has more than 114,000 homeless students

More than 100,000 New York City students were homeless last school year, according to a survey from the education nonprofit Advocates for Children. The New York Daily News reports that the survey found that a little more than 114,000 students in city public and charter schools – one out of every 10 – lived in a shelter or doubled […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Asumag

20

Nov

‘Largest maternity scandal in NHS history’: Dozens of mothers and babies died on wards of hospital trust, leaked report reveals

Dozens of babies and three mothers died on the wards of a single hospital trust, in what is being described as the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS, The Independent can today reveal. Clinical malpractice was allowed to continue unchecked over a period of 40 years, with repeated failings by doctors, midwives and hospital bosses, […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Trt Haber , Independent

19

Nov

US eases view of Israel’s illegal W. Bank settlements

The U.S. on Monday reversed course on its position regarding Israeli settlements built in the occupied West Bank, breaking with over four decades of precedent in saying that they will no longer be viewed as illegal “per se.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move away from the State Department’s 1978 legal opinion which […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , AA

18

Nov

Over 5,700 hate crimes reported in 2018: Report

More than 5,700 hate crimes were reported last year in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) region, a report said on Nov. 15. The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published its 2018 hate crime data, reporting 5,735 incidents. “On the International Day for Tolerance, this is our contribution to […]

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Country: Poland
Source: AA , Daily News

15

Nov

Post-9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion

American taxpayers have spent $6.4 trillion in nearly two decades of post-9/11 wars, which have killed some 800,000 people worldwide, the Cost of Wars Project announced Wednesday. The numbers reflect the toll of American combat and other military operations across 80 nations since al-Qaida operatives attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , Military