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1 hr ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Homeland: running for change

In Robert Fisk's fine book 'Pity the Nation' , he describes encounters with Palestinian refugees, and Israeli settlers.

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G4S Guantanamo contract 'breaches UK policy'

The government is being asked to take action against British firm G4S, after it emerged the company has won a A 71mllion contract to provide a range of 'base support' services at GuantA namo Bay.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Guantanamo Bay, Religion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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UN peacekeepers in the Golan come under renewed attack

The United Nations says its peacekeepers in the Golan were attacked by armed elements yesterday , as efforts continue to achieve the safe release of 44 blue helmets detained on Thursday.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Housing costs force over a third of working parents to cut back on food

More than one in three working parents in England are having to cut back on buying food to be able to afford their rent or mortgage, new research from Shelter revealed yesterday The YouGov poll for the housing and homelessness charity also found that one in ten parents had had to skip whole meals to meet their housing costs.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

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Sri Lanka must change, urge unions and intellectuals

Many health professionals have gone on strike in Sri Lanka, though this has been suspended for a fortnight by court order.

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Art show creates space for dialogue in times of conflict

As international tensions affect relations between communities at home, an arts programme in Shoreditch is seeking to bring people from different backgrounds together.

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UN Security Council holds emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a "dangerous escalation" in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Religion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Syrian war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

Mass atrocities by government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said yesterday .

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Alarm over tourists' encounters with uncontacted Indians in Peru

Peruvian Indians have issued an urgent appeal for government action following a spate of encounters between highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians and tourists.

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UK Government urged to act on fresh evidence of BT drones link

The British government is being asked to reopen an investigation into BT, after new evidence appeared to link the company to illegal US drone strikes and the mass government surveillance used to select their targets.

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Living wage 'out of reach' for most women working part-time, says TUC

The majority of women working part-time earn less than the living wage in over 50 local authority areas across Britain, according to research published today by the Trades Union Congress .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Shaker Aamer 'beaten' in latest Guantanamo crackdown

British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantanamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge.

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UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday's announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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The infection of terror and the still small voice

To be made to pause and to listen anew can be to experience the subduing of "all our words and works."

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Botswana Bushmen to sue government over hunting ban

Africa's last hunting Bushmen have given formal notice of their intention to sue the Botswana government over its "unlawful and unconstitutional" attempts to starve them off their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

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Pay awards remain below inflation over 2014

According to analysis from the UK online HR resource XpertHR, annual pay rises are delivering a median 2.5 per cent increase.

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Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, UN cautions

The United Nations yesterday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Boris Johnson calls for limit on presumption of innocence

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for an end to the presumption of innocence for those visiting war zones and powers to remove UK citizenship for those supporting a "terrorist state".

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UN confirms handover of US journalist Peter Theo Curtis

The United Nations has confirmed that an American freelance journalist, reportedly held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, was freed on Sunday in a handover to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, who then released him to United States officials.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

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Home secretary promise of crackdown on 'non-violent extremism'

UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on "non-violent extremism" as well as terrorism.

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