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2020

17

Jan

Mississippi Court upholds 12-year sentence for a man who unwittingly had a phone in jail

When Willie Nash was booked into a Mississippi corrections facility, officers failed to confiscate his phone. For that, he was sentenced to 12 years behind bars. The state’s Supreme Court acknowledges that proper booking procedure was probably not followed and that Nash did not seem to know his phone was illegal, but they nonetheless ruled […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , Reason

17

Jan

Hong Kong Express airline forces to take pregnancy test before boarding

A Japanese woman was asked by an airline to take a pregnancy test before boarding a flight to a US island. Midori Nishida was travelling from Hong Kong to Saipan to visit her parents when she was asked by staff at Hong Kong Express Airways to prove she was not pregnant as part of a ‘fit-to-fly’ assessment. After […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , Daily Mail

16

Jan

France, West Africa nations vow to step up anti-militant fight

France and its five partner nations in the Sahel region of West Africa pledged on Monday to bolster their fight against militants waging an increasingly deadly insurgency while urging allies to join their effort to restore government control across the vast region. President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, and […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , Trt World

13

Jan

Surging California homeless ‘crisis’ offsets drop in nation: HUD

A 16% increase in homelessness in California accounted for most of the 3% national increase, putting more heat on the state’s lagging effort to curb the surge, according to a new federal report. The Housing and Urban Development Department late Tuesday released its homelessness report and counted 568,000 people without homes. Significantly, it found that homelessness […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , WE

08

Jan

French MP depicts ‘terrorist act’ for strikes

In France, Jean-Pierre Pont, a member of parliament from the Republican March (LREM) movement, which was founded by President Emmanuel Macron, described the strikes against pension reform as a terrorist act. Pont, a ruling LREM deputy, announced to the media about strikes launched against pension reform that paralyzed life. “It is completely illegal to take […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

08

Jan

Germany’s mayor resigns over attacks by far-rightists

Arnd Focke, the Mayor of Estorf in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany, resigned because of attacks by extreme rightists. Social Democratic Party (SPD) Focke, the German News Agency (DPA) said in a statement, the swastika was drawn to the tool and the mailbox containing documents containing hateful content, he said. Focke expressed his resignation […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , Mbs News

2019

23

Dec

French surgeon ‘may have raped 349 children’ over 30 year career

A retired French surgeon may have raped or sexually abused as many as 349 children over the 30 years of his career, a prosecutor investigating the case said Friday. This could be France’s biggest-ever paedophilia case. Joel Le Scouarnec, 68, is planned on trial in March for the rape and sexual abuse of four child […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Euro News

18

Dec

Vienna’s ballet academy ‘encouraged children to smoke to stay slim’

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is endangering children’s wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission investigating abuse claims has concluded. The scandal broke in April when a media report accused the academy at Vienna’s renowned State Opera of inflicting serious physical and mental abuse on its students as well as of […]

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Country: Austria
Source: BBC , The Guardian

17

Dec

UK plans to pass anti-BDS Law

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to introduce a new piece of legislation making it illegal for UK public bodies to work with those involved in the pro-Palestinian boycott campaign against Israel, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues has announced. Eric Pickles, who is also the chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel, called the Boycott, Divestment and […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , MEE

11

Dec

U.S. officials deny access to doctors seeking to give flu shots to migrant children

A group of doctors, who last month pressured U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow them to give flu vaccines to detained migrant children, have now taken their fight to the driveway of a detention facility in San Ysidro, Calif., and said they are not leaving until they get approval. About 40 people, including medical […]

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Country: United States
Source: Trt Haber , La Times