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Fire tears through Greece’s largest refugee camp, leaving thousands homeless

The Moria camp was four times over capacity with a population of 12,000 refugees, including 4,000 children. A blaze tore through a refugees camp on the Greek island of Lesbos overnight, leaving roughly 12,000 people without shelter on Wednesday. No casualties have yet been reported but among those displaced at the Moria camp are 4,000 […]

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Australia evacuates two journalists from China amid rising tensions

“It’s nice to be home but deeply disappointing to leave China under such abrupt circumstances,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Bill Birtles said on Twitter. Two Australian journalists were flown out of China after being questioned by intelligence agents, their employers said Tuesday, amid growing tensions between Beijing and the West. Correspondents for the Australian Broadcasting […]

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Roadside bomb attack kills 10 but misses Afghan vice president

The Taliban denied involvement in the attack, which comes ahead of long-awaited peace talks between an Afghan delegation and the Taliban in Qatar. KABUL — A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted first Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed 10 people and injured 15 […]

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Myanmar soldiers confess to Rohingya massacre: ‘Shoot all that you see’

The testimony marks the first time members of Myanmar’s military have admitted to what the U.N. and international prosecutors call a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya. The “clearance operation” began at 3 a.m. in western Myanmar, the soldier says. The colonel in charge told the troops in Myanmar’s 565th light infantry battalion their task was […]

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High schools must teach LGBTQ-inclusive sex education in England

LGBTQ-inclusive sex education is now mandatory in all of England’s high schools. Starting this month, all English teenagers will learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer sexual health and positive relationships. “We want to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe,” a Department for Education spokesperson said in an email to […]

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Belarusian protest leader detained while trying to leave country, state media reports

Maria Kolesnikova came to prominence when she united with two other women ahead of the election, urging people to vote Lukashenko out and demand change. A leading Belarusian opposition figure has been detained while trying to cross into neighboring Ukraine, Belarusian state media reported Tuesday after weeks of protest over a disputed election result. Concerns […]

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More than 25 apes trafficked from Congo recovered in Zimbabwe

Large seizure of pangolin scales also carried out, government says, as four suspects are arrested At least 26 great apes illegally removed from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been seized in Zimbabwe, where four suspected traffickers have been arrested. Congo’s environment minister, Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe, also announced a large seizure of pangolin scales […]