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2018

19

Sep

US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms

The US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced. The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

18

Sep

Black teenager in car with his white grandmother arrested after passer-by reports robbery

The family of an African-American man in Wisconsin is threatening to sue the police department, after officers pulled over the car his grandmother and a friend were driving, then handcuffed the 18-year-old. CBS reported that officers pulled the car over on Sept. 2 after receiving a tip about a black man who was seen robbing […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

17

Sep

Italian police fire Tasers on naked homeless man in Florence

Police in Italy fired a Taser on a member of the public for the first time ever this week, as a trial of the electric stun guns began in 12 different cities. The first “real-life” use was in Florence on Tuesday night, when officers fired a Taser to subdue a young man behaving aggressively in […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Local Italy

17

Sep

Macron under fire after telling young jobseeker to ‘find work by crossing the road’

Emmanuel Macron has provoked ridicule and anger by telling an unemployed man that he could find him work “just by crossing the road”. The 25-year-old aspiring gardener complained of being unable to find a job when he spoke to the French president during a public open day at the Elysée Palace on Saturday. Mr Macron advised […]

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Country: France
Source: The Telegraph

12

Sep

US misled the public about Afghanistan for 17 years: report

American officials have continually issued misleading reports on their progress in Afghanistan after 17 years of war, giving a false impression of realities on the ground, according to the New York Times. The Times said Saturday while the U.S. officials claim the Afghan government controls 56 percent of the country, in reality it only controls […]

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Country: United States
Source: Anadolu Agency

10

Sep

Spain ‘forbids’ local athletes from representing Gibraltar in Malaga international event

Spain was condemned for banning athletes from competing under the flag of Gibraltar at an international competition. The World Masters Athletics (WMA) organization said the athletes could run as “neutrals” but insisted they could not take part under their own flag because Gibraltar was not a nation. Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal winner […]

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Country: Spain
Source: The Times

17

Aug

2nd apparent suicide in a month at Texas jail

A Harris County inmate jailed on a theft charge died after hanging herself in a common area of the jail late Tuesday, marking the facility’s second suicide in less than a month. Debora Ann Lyons – who was being held on $1,500 bail – was found hanging from a bedsheet attached to a door on […]

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Country: United States
Source: Chron

08

Aug

Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

In March CTV News reported that Roger Foley, who lives with cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition, has launched a lawsuit naming the London Health Sciences Centre and the Southwest Regional LHIN, stating that they are offering him assisted death (MAiD) but they are not willing to provide him with an assisted life. TV News has reported that […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Life News , AA

08

Aug

Canadian paramedics charged in death of Good Samaritan

Two paramedics are facing charges for allegedly refusing to believe a Good Samaritan was injured as he lay dying on the street, the BBC reports. Steven Snively, 53, and Christopher Marchant, 29, arrived on the scene in Hamilton—a town about 40 miles southwest of Toronto, Canada—after local resident Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot while intervening in an attack […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Newser

31

Jul

Germany hasn’t informed 25,000 individuals on lists of enemies of far-right extremists

Right-wing extremist groups in Germany have gathered more than 25,000 people’s contact details in so-called “enemy lists,” German media outlet RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported on Monday. The information was disclosed by the German government in response to an inquiry on the matter made by the Left party in the Bundestag. Among the information that right-wing extremists […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle