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Italian court jails people smuggler over shipwreck that killed at least 94 migrants

Gun Ufuk, 29, sentenced to 20 years in prison over deadly sinking that occurred metres from shoreAn Italian court has sentenced a people smuggler to 20 years in prison for involvement in a shipwreck last year that killed at least 94 migrants.The court …

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Women’s health at risk from UK aid cuts, Foreign Office warned

Thousands more women will be forced into unsafe abortions and die in pregnancy and childbirth, ministers toldHundreds of thousands more women will face unsafe abortions and thousands will die in pregnancy and childbirth as a result of UK aid cuts in 20…

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The Observer view on the Greek migrant boat tragedy: the west must admit responsibility | Observer editorial

Horrors at sea will continue until the west faces up to its responsibilities and recognises its part in the plight of refugeesThe nationalities of the several hundred people assumed to have drowned in the latest, terrible migrant boat tragedy in the Me…

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Portraits of hope: the fight to protect girls from conflict – in pictures

The International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Gagosian, has put together an exhibition called Protecting Milestones: Portraits of Girls in Conflict, which is on display at the Gagosian shop in Burlington Arcade, London, until 7 May. For every…

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The Guardian view on Putin and the world: it’s not just about China | Editorial

The Russian president may look isolated over Ukraine, but important players are hedging their betsWhen Vladimir Putin recognised Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics, days before his invasion of Ukraine, one of the most powerful denunciations c…

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Greta stands with Sami and Navalny on trial again: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Myanmar to Mexico Continue reading…

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Migrant caravan and Qatar’s tarnished World Cup: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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Spain urged to act over ‘shameful’ toll of migrants dying en route to country

‘Catastrophic’ year at Spanish borders with 2,087 dead or missing on sea crossings in six months to JuneSpain is facing an unprecedented and “catastrophic” year on its borders, says a leading NGO which estimates that more than 2,000 people died or disa…

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UK aid cut behind $284m fall in global humanitarian spending

Estimated UK cut of $900m offsets increases by other nations, according to annual Global Humanitarian Assistance ReportInternational humanitarian spending by public donors dropped by $284m (£204m) between 2019 and 2020, and the UK government cut its hu…

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