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Poland debates total abortion ban

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

The Polish parliament has begun debating proposals that would implement a total ban on abortion, despite already having some of Europe’s most restrictive laws.

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Four medical workers killed in Syria airstrike

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

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Call for witnesses: Forced marriages in Europe

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

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Syria: Young child being rescued – Jets struck a market place

Video posted to social media shows rescuers searching through the debris of damaged buildings hit by airstrikes said to be in the town of Douma in Syria’s Damascus…

Video posted to social media shows rescuers searching through the debris of damaged buildings hit by airstrikes said to be in the town of Douma in Syria’s Damascus…

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Greek volunteers win 2016 Nansen Refugee Award

UN refugee agency rewards Hellenic Rescue Team and psychologist Efi Latsoudi, who helped thousands of migrants reaching Greece.

UN refugee agency rewards Hellenic Rescue Team and psychologist Efi Latsoudi, who helped thousands of migrants reaching Greece.

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UN human rights chief blasts Western 'demagogues'

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

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UK to scrap Human Rights Act

The Conservative government confirms scrapping of Human Rights Act in favour of a 'British Bill of Rights'

The Conservative government confirms scrapping of Human Rights Act in favour of a 'British Bill of Rights'

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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US transfers 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

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US: man shot by police was holding loaded gun

The incident has sparked an outbreak of arson and rock-throwing in the city, which is in the state of Wisconsin.

The incident has sparked an outbreak of arson and rock-throwing in the city, which is in the state of Wisconsin.

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Police officer in Milwaukee shooting "acted lawfully"

A police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in the US city of Milwaukee appears to have acted lawfully, according to a senior police official.

A police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in the US city of Milwaukee appears to have acted lawfully, according to a senior police official.

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World's longest hunger-strike ends with honey

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

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'Too little understanding' from Europe after Turkey coup

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said that there is "too little understanding" of the challenges faced by Turkey after last month's coup attempt.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said that there is "too little understanding" of the challenges faced by Turkey after last month's coup attempt.

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One million Syrian child refugees going without education

A children's charity claims hold-ups in funding mean nearly one million Syrian child refugees are going without education.

A children's charity claims hold-ups in funding mean nearly one million Syrian child refugees are going without education.

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Turkey bombs PKK in northern Iraq for first time since failed coup

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

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Tracing trafficking victims

Sophie Claudet: “The UK government estimates between 10 and 13,000 people are trafficked into the country but unofficial sources say it could be up to 80,000.

Sophie Claudet: “The UK government estimates between 10 and 13,000 people are trafficked into the country but unofficial sources say it could be up to 80,000.

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Trafficked for exploitation: the UK's modern day slaves

Some campaigners estimate there could be up to 80,000 victims in Britain, stuck in slavery, in the shadows of society.

Some campaigners estimate there could be up to 80,000 victims in Britain, stuck in slavery, in the shadows of society.

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Charity warns migrant crisis could fuel trafficking victims in UK

Anne Read, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Services for The Salvation Army, talks to insiders about a rise in trafficking victims in the UK and how Europe’s migrant crisis could

Anne Read, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Services for The Salvation Army, talks to insiders about a rise in trafficking victims in the UK and how Europe’s migrant crisis could

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Human trafficking: The 'big money' business

Phil Brewer, Head of the Metropolitan Police’s Trafficking and Kidnap Unit in London, talks to insiders about the lucrative criminal business of buying and selling people for…

Phil Brewer, Head of the Metropolitan Police’s Trafficking and Kidnap Unit in London, talks to insiders about the lucrative criminal business of buying and selling people for…

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Iraqi civilians suffer even after fleeing ISIL-held Falluja

The United Nations has said it has disturbing reports of men and boys fleeing the ISIL-held town of Falluja being abused by armed groups working with Iraqi security…

The United Nations has said it has disturbing reports of men and boys fleeing the ISIL-held town of Falluja being abused by armed groups working with Iraqi security…

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Germany's Merkel tells Turkey to meet all terms for visa-free travel

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Turkey it must fulfill all the conditions set by the EU before its citizens get visa free travel to the…

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Turkey it must fulfill all the conditions set by the EU before its citizens get visa free travel to the…