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Greece inaugurates the first of five ‘closed’ camps for asylum-seekers

Greece inaugurates the first of five ‘closed’ camps for asylum-seekers

Greece has inaugurated the first of five new “closed” migrant camps, opposed by rights groups who say the strict access measures are too restrictive.

Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology

Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology

Relatives of the victims of a US drone strike that wiped out 10 members of an Afghan family in a “tragic mistake” demanded a face-to-face apology and compensation yesterday.

US accelerates removal of migrants at US-Mexico border

US accelerates removal of migrants at US-Mexico border

US authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has seen an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said yesterday.

Trudeau warns against vote split in Canada election

Trudeau warns against vote split in Canada election

With the Canadian election in a dead heat two days before the September 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival implored supporters to stay the course and avoid vote splitting that could hand their opponent victory.

Sparse crowds rally in support of January 6 US Capitol rioters

Sparse crowds rally in support of January 6 US Capitol rioters

A few hundred protesters turned up yesterday in Washington to rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the US Capitol on January 6, but they were outnumbered by a robust security presence and journalists.

World leaders descend on New York despite pandemic

World leaders descend on New York despite pandemic

Some 100 world leaders descend on New York next week in a partial return of the annual UN extravaganza despite concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19), with progress sought on pressing global problems – starting with the pandemic.

Hundreds of seabirds found dead along UK coasts

Hundreds of seabirds found dead along UK coasts

Several hundred seabirds have been found dead along the coasts of northeast England and Scotland, while many have been discovered in a condition of emaciation.

UK govt moves to manage impact of rising gas prices

UK govt moves to manage impact of rising gas prices

Britain said yesterday that it could deal with soaring gas prices and would protect customers, after some small energy providers went bust and meat producers said their industry was threatened by the knock-on impact.

Police trampled, hundreds arrested in Melbourne anti-lockdown protest

Police trampled, hundreds arrested in Melbourne anti-lockdown protest

Several police officers were wounded and hundreds of protesters were arrested in Australia’s second-most-populous city yesterday in violent clashes at an anti-lockdown march.

Japan PM candidates deny toning down views to attract more votes

Japan PM candidates deny toning down views to attract more votes

Two of the candidates vying to become Japan’s next prime minister denied yesterday they had toned down their positions on nuclear energy and gender issues to attract conservative backing in a tight ruling party leadership election this month.

Kin of Philippines ‘drug war victims’ hope for justice as ICC approves probe

Kin of Philippines ‘drug war victims’ hope for justice as ICC approves probe

Families of people killed in the Philippines’ war on drugs are hopeful that a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity approved by judges from the International Criminal Court earlier this week will result in justice for the victims.

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies.

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