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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three men at the centre of sexual misconduct claims in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more …

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Life after Ebola – BBC News

It has been four years since the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been back to document the people still living with the legacy of the disease. Image copyright Hugh Kinsella Cunningham The outbreak …

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The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain’s Catholic Church

Image copyright José Sellier Image caption Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga pictured at their wedding There was something unusual about the fresh-faced groom that day. The priest at the San Jorge church in A Coruña, north-western Spain, didn’t see anything special, and the smattering of relatives in attendance …

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Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Government MP George Christensen posted this image with a caption: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” George Christensen, a government …

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Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word …

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Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no …

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In Florida aftermath, US students say ‘Never Again’

Image copyright AFP/Getty/SUPPLIED The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were well practiced on how to respond in an active shooter situation – the school has lockdown drills, security systems and restricted entrances. But a sole gunman on Valentine’s Day was still able to kill 17. From the school’s …

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Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in …

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At least 10 people hit by Swiss avalanche

At least ten hikers have been swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, according to local police in the Valais canton. It happened at an altitude of 2,500 metres in an area called the Col de Fenestral, the spokesperson said. A search is currently under way but there are no …

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Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn Saturday student Emma Gonzalez, an organiser of the march, told lawmakers: “Shame on you!” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Students organisers told US media …

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