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The Globe and Mail
University of Victoria team developing platform to monitor children’s rightsA new monitoring platform being developed out of the University of Victoria cou
University of Victoria team developing platform to monitor children’s rights
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
A new monitoring platform being developed out of the University of Victoria could one day have implications for children’s rights globally, an effort prompted in part because of Canada’s failure to adequately comply with a UN treaty that it helped... Read more
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Daily News
Legal AidEfficient criminal justice system through mutual understanding Dr. Sanjaya Hul
Legal Aid
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Efficient criminal justice system through mutual understanding Dr. Sanjaya Hulathduwa, senior lecturer, Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepure In this... Read more
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Zero Hedge
FBI Probes Firm Belonging To Brother Of Clinton Campaign Chair For Ukraine Corruption TiesThe top political news on Friday was the unexpected resignation of Trump campai
FBI Probes Firm Belonging To Brother Of Clinton Campaign Chair For Ukraine Corruption Ties
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
The top political news on Friday was the unexpected resignation of Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, which was the result of emerging revelations that his political consulting firm, DMP International, had orchestrated a covert Washington... Read more
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Daily Mail
Swaggering jihadi who used to love drugs, beer and porn... before claiming £25,000 a year in benefits and laughing at Britain for 20 y
Swaggering jihadi who used to love drugs, beer and porn
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
... before claiming £25,000 a year in benefits and laughing at Britain for 20 years Anjem Choudry, a father of five, claimed up to £25,000 a year in benefits At university his party trick was... Read more
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The Hindu
Modi's address on the 70th Independence DayDraft text of the english rendering of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the N
Modi's address on the 70th Independence Day
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Draft text of the english rendering of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 70th Independence Day My beloved countrymen, on this auspicious occasion of our festival of freedom; I extend lots of... Read more
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Breitbart
Pakistan: Hindu, Christian Girls Abducted, Forced to Convert to IslamThousands of Hindu and Christian girls, many under the age of 18, are being abd
Pakistan: Hindu, Christian Girls Abducted, Forced to Convert to Islam
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
Thousands of Hindu and Christian girls, many under the age of 18, are being abducted and forcibly converted to Islam before they are coerced into marrying their captors, according to Pakistani activists. Last Thursday, which marked Pakistan’s... Read more
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Calgary Sun
BC woman gets legal aid for mental health hearingVANCOUVER -- A British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the M
BC woman gets legal aid for mental health hearing
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Health Act has won a legal battle with the provincial government over her right to have a publicly funded lawyer argue for her release. The provincial government... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. woman hospitalized involuntarily gets legal aid for mental health hearingA British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Health
B.C. woman hospitalized involuntarily gets legal aid for mental health hearing
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
A British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Health Act has won a legal battle with the provincial government over her right to have a publicly funded lawyer argue for her release. The provincial government announced... Read more
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The Economic Times
Full text of PM Narendra Modi's 70th Independence Day speechoccasion of our festival of freedom; I extend lots of greetings to one hundred
Full text of PM Narendra Modi's 70th Independence Day speech
The Economic Times / Posted 11 days ago
occasion of our festival of freedom; I extend lots of greetings to one hundred twenty five crore of fellow nationals and also to entire Indian diaspora spread all over the world, from this rampart of the Red Fort. This festivals of our... Read more
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CTV News
B.C. woman hospitalized involuntarily wants legal aid for mental health hearing-- A British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Heal
B.C. woman hospitalized involuntarily wants legal aid for mental health hearing
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
-- A British Columbia woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Health Act says the provincial government has a legal duty to provide her with a lawyer to make a fair case for her release. The woman, 39, whose name is protected under a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Woman sent to jail - because she wouldn't say her husband had hit herMum-of-two Donna Kiddie wept and said: "Oh no, I have babies" after the decisio
Woman sent to jail - because she wouldn't say her husband had hit her
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
Mum-of-two Donna Kiddie wept and said: "Oh no, I have babies" after the decision which has been branded harsh and counter-productive yesterday. Scottish Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane sentenced the 40-year-old to 14 days in prison under contempt of... Read more
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Daily Record
Sheriff jails mum for 14 days after refusing to swear her husband had hit herTHE victim of an alleged domestic assault was jailed for 14 days after telling
Sheriff jails mum for 14 days after refusing to swear her husband had hit her
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
THE victim of an alleged domestic assault was jailed for 14 days after telling a sheriff she couldn’t swear that her husband had hit her. Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane’s decision to find mum-of-two Donna Kiddie in contempt of court and send her... Read more
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The Hindu
Day 19Policy. Rajya Sabha passed The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. upda
Day 19
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
Policy. Rajya Sabha passed The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. updates: 8.15 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. 8.09 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day. 8.08 pm: Action should be taken against anti-social elements like... Read more
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The Hindu
Day 19discussing National Education Policy. Lok Sabha is likely to take up three Bil
Day 19
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
discussing National Education Policy. Lok Sabha is likely to take up three Bills — The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, and The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Rajya Sabha passed The... Read more
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Daily News
Ten principles to reform the UN, before it’s too lateThe United Nations is now 70-years-old. And the world of 70 years ago was a vas
Ten principles to reform the UN, before it’s too late
Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
The United Nations is now 70-years-old. And the world of 70 years ago was a vastly different place to the world of today. Global geo-politics is in the middle of its third great transformation since the last global war: from 40 years of cold war, to... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Poppi's dad seeks legal aid to fund top flight legal team at inquestTHE father of Poppi Worthington is seeking legal aid to fund a top flight legal
Poppi's dad seeks legal aid to fund top flight legal team at inquest
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 21 days ago
THE father of Poppi Worthington is seeking legal aid to fund a top flight legal team at his daughter's inquest - led by the barrister at the centre of some of the UK's highest profile cases in recent years. Barrow supermarket worker Paul... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
The EU, Terror and the Transparency BillOn the 7 December 1970, German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt solemnly before th
The EU, Terror and the Transparency Bill
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 22 days ago
On the 7 December 1970, German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt solemnly before the Warsaw Ghetto in contrition. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Israel faced annihilation, the same Willy Brandt denied German landing rights to US planes carrying... Read more
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The Indian Express
All eyes on SC today as it takes up AAP plea on state versus CentreIn order to claim exclusivity of the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, the Delhi go
All eyes on SC today as it takes up AAP plea on state versus Centre
The Indian Express / Posted 22 days ago
In order to claim exclusivity of the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, the Delhi government will have to first establish before the top court that it is a ‘State’ for the purposes under Article 131. The AAP government’s fight for “statehood” to Delhi... Read more
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Aljazeera
Halting the blow of domestic violence in IndiaMumbai, India - It is mid-morning at the women and children's block of the KB B
Halting the blow of domestic violence in India
Aljazeera / Posted 22 days ago
Mumbai, India - It is mid-morning at the women and children's block of the KB Bhabha Hospital, one of Mumbai's busiest public hospitals. The hubbub is punctuated by the cries of a baby, and the contented whirring of pigeons settling to roost. A short... Read more
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New Kerala
'Court ruling on Delhi powers could trigger statehood process' - newkerala.com #100307Ashwani Kumar, former head and dean, Faculty of Law, Delhi University said the
'Court ruling on Delhi powers could trigger statehood process' - newkerala.com #100307
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
Ashwani Kumar, former head and dean, Faculty of Law, Delhi University said the High Court ruling might set in motion a political process for full statehood to Delhi. "As far as the ruling is concerned, this is the preponderant view of the legal... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Legal funding called for to prevent Indigenous kids entering detentionLegal funding will prevent Indigenous kids entering detention system: Aborigina
Legal funding called for to prevent Indigenous kids entering detention
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 days ago
Legal funding will prevent Indigenous kids entering detention system: Aboriginal legal groups Legal aid and Aboriginal legal groups say it is time for the Federal Government to invest more in organisations which focus on Indigenous people. Key... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
13 things to do in 7 days: Getting out in ToowoombaTO HELP plan the next seven days, here are 11 events happening across the Toowo
13 things to do in 7 days: Getting out in Toowoomba
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
TO HELP plan the next seven days, here are 11 events happening across the Toowoomba region. Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo The 2016 Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo is the regions largest event of it's kind. More than... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Croydon Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Kingston Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Oxford Mail / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Streatham Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Bury Times
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Bury Times / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Gazette
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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guardian-series
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
guardian-series / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Harrow Times
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Harrow Times / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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This is West Country
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
This is West Country / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Gazette News
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Gazette News / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Bolton News
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Bolton News / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting The judge said the case involving Amina Al-Jeffery should be heard in public
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
The judge said the case involving Amina Al-Jeffery should be heard in public An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reportingAn academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accu
Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 28 days ago
An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea... Read more
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The Hindu
Will compulsory disclosure of assets tackle corruption?disclose their assets range from inefficacy to an invasion of privacy. The Lok
Will compulsory disclosure of assets tackle corruption?
The Hindu / Posted 29 days ago
disclose their assets range from inefficacy to an invasion of privacy. The Lokpal amendment, in doing away with the mandatory disclosure of assets by July 31, may have brought some respite for public servants, as there is no imminent threat... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Thursday, July 28, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. GUNNEDA
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 30 days ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. GUNNEDAH: A GOVERNMENT deal to compensate BHP for walking away from its Caroona coal mine could pave the way for a similar agreement with Shenhua. TENTERFIELD: Tenterfield Shire... Read more
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Torontoist
What It's Like For LGBTQ Youth in Foster CareA new LGBTQ-inclusive foster care agency is aiming to improve experiences like
What It's Like For LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
Torontoist / Posted 30 days ago
A new LGBTQ-inclusive foster care agency is aiming to improve experiences like my own. The author and two friends in her bedroom at Withrow, an all-female group home. (2006) I wanted to get high. It was early 2008, and I was living at Withrow, a... Read more
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The New Statesman
Brexit is the beginning of the end for Northern Ireland29 July - 11 August Summer double issue Special report: Stephen Bush visits th
Brexit is the beginning of the end for Northern Ireland
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
29 July - 11 August Summer double issue Special report: Stephen Bush visits three Labour heartlands. George Eaton on the challenge facing Jeremy Corbyn. Xan Rice on the Met’s new weapon, the super-recognisers. Martin Fletcher on abortion in... Read more
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The New Statesman
A first look at this week’s magazine | Summer double issue29 July - 11 August Summer double issue Special report: Stephen Bush visits th
A first look at this week’s magazine | Summer double issue
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
29 July - 11 August Summer double issue Special report: Stephen Bush visits three Labour heartlands. George Eaton on the challenge facing Jeremy Corbyn. Xan Rice on the Met’s new weapon, the super-recognisers. Martin Fletcher on abortion in... Read more
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International Business Times
Read Bill Clinton's DNC 2016 speech endorsing presidential candidate and wife Hillary Clinton In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. The first time I saw her, we were, appropr
Read Bill Clinton's DNC 2016 speech endorsing presidential candidate and wife Hillary Clinton
International Business Times / Posted 30 days ago
In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. The first time I saw her, we were, appropriately enough, in a class on political and civil rights. She had thick blond hair, big glasses. Wore no makeup. And she exuded this strength of self-possession I found... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gang Rapes by Ruling Party Youththe rapes appear to have been aimed at family members of perceived government o
Gang Rapes by Ruling Party Youth
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
the rapes appear to have been aimed at family members of perceived government opponents. Policemen or men wearing police uniforms have also committed rape. In a pattern of abuse in many locations and in several provinces, men armed with guns,... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Australia doctors challenge asylum secrecy lawsDoctors, lawyers and refugee advocates have criticised the offshore camps on Na
Australia doctors challenge asylum secrecy laws
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 30 days ago
Doctors, lawyers and refugee advocates have criticised the offshore camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea, alleging some asylum-seekers suffer from sexual abuse and mental health problems. Under Canberra's tough immigration policy, asylum-seekers who... Read more
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CBC.ca
From law student to presidential candidate, Bill Clinton describes Hillary's journeyFormer president Bill Clinton portrayed his wife Hillary Clinton on Tuesday as
From law student to presidential candidate, Bill Clinton describes Hillary's journey
CBC.ca / Posted 30 days ago
Former president Bill Clinton portrayed his wife Hillary Clinton on Tuesday as a dynamic force for change and a longtime fighter for social justice as he made a case for her historic 2016 bid for the White House. The ex-president told the Democratic... Read more
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