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Alexander Bastrykin expressed his condolences to families of victims of Kerch tragedy

Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims of the accident in the Kerch Technical College. “It is an irreparable loss for you, but I promise that the investigation will do its utmost to define in detail the causes of the accident and […]

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In Republic of Crimea, probe launched into blast at college in city of Kerch

The Crimean Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into a blast at one of the colleges of Kerch under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia (terrorism). According to preliminary data, today an unidentified explosive device filled with metal items went off in the canteen of the […]

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Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used tyres

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and Ameripol, dismantled a criminal group illegally trading used tyres in several countries across Africa, America and Europe As part of Operation ROTAMM, the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal group operating from Spain that acquired used tyres and sold them illegally in Africa, America and Europe. […]

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GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH GROWING RAPIDLY, STUDY SHOWS

Photo: The Ocean Cleanup Delft, the Netherlands, March 22, 2018 – 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly getting worse. These are the main conclusions of a three year mapping effort conducted by an international team […]

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Hundreds urged to wash clothes after UK nerve agent attack

Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Medical Director at Public Health England said: The immediate risk to the general public remains low and this has not changed. Rigorous scientific analysis has been ongoing and we have learnt that there has been some limited contamination in both The Mill pub and Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury. Anyone who visited […]

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25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

© UNICEF/UN062021/Vishwanathan Improving trend in child marriage driven largely by significant reductions in South Asia, but problem persists with over 150 million girls likely to marry by 2030 NEW YORK, 6 March 2018 – The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the […]

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Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder

A man who deliberately drove a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque has been convicted of murder and attempted murder. These were prosecuted as acts of terrorism. Darren Osborne, 48, hired the van in South Wales and drove it to London on Sunday 18 June planning to attack people attending […]

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Tribunal convicts Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

In the final Trial Judgement of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Trial Chamber I today convicted Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. These crimes were committed by Serb forces […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance 2017: 325 trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last year

On the occasion of the International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which is held on 20th of November 2017 [1], Transgender Europe (TGEU) is publishing the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) research project update [2] to join the voices raising awareness of this day regarding violence against trans and gender-diverse people, and to honour the lives of those who […]

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California wildfires: 14 720 homes destroyed or damaged, 43 people killed, $3.3 billion loss

Insured losses from October wildfires top $3 billion statewide Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announces new insured claims data from largest insurers SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Fifteen major insurers reported updated claims loss data to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones revealing the new total of insured losses from the state’s October wildfires now tops $3 billion—a three-fold increase in just two weeks—and […]

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NAACP ISSUES NATIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES

Calls for Meeting with Airlines to Discuss Troublesome Issues (October 24, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP […]

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195 INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL CRACKDOWN ON AIRLINE TICKET FRAUD

195 individuals suspected of traveling with airline tickets bought using stolen, compromised or fake credit card details have been detained in a major international law enforcement operation targeting airline fraudsters. Between 16 and 20 October 2017, 61 countries, 63 airlines and 6 online travel agencies were involved in the 10th edition of the Global Airport […]

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Deadly hepatitis A outbreak spreading through California

LOS ANGELES – Today, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak in California. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is actively responding to a local outbreak of hepatitis A that includes 13 confirmed cases. These cases have been associated with persons who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs (injection […]

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The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. The decision comes as the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is voting to choose a new director this week, in tense […]

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Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition […]

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228 more dolphins slaughtered in the Danish Faroe Islands as Sea Shepherd confronts the European Commission

On September 25th Sea Shepherd’s legal representatives sent a formal response to the European Commission condemning its sloppy and grossly inadequate reply to our detailed and painstakingly-researched legal arguments for infringement proceedings against Denmark. Compiled over a two-year period, the evidence presented to the Commission in May 2017 shows that Denmark has broken EU laws […]

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U.S. payrolls increase more than expected, wages rise

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.3 percent, and the number […]

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Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

NEW YORK, March 20 — The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly […]

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SERBIA: NEW REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF CRIMINALISATION OF SEX WORK ON THE RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS AND TRAFFICKED PERSONS

ICRSE welcomes a new report exploring the impact of the laws in Serbia that criminalize sex work on the protection of the human rights of both sex workers and trafficked persons. ‘Law above all and court practices: Impact of the criminalization of sex work on the human rights of sex workers and trafficked persons in […]

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Wikileaks ‘reveals CIA hacking tools

Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated […]

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