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Welfare reforms fail the Prime Minister's new family test, says TUC

The majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families, according to a new report published today by the Trades Union Congress .

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Why Archbishop Oscar Romero should be held in our hearts

On 24 March 1980 in El Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero was celebrating Mass in the chapel of a cancer hospital.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Falmouth's rejection of Trident echoes Scottish opposition

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed political opponents uniting to reject Falmouth as an alternative to the Clyde nuclear warhead depot.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew speaks against violence in Iraq

The targeting of tens of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities can never be justified in the name of any religious creed or conviction, said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

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Millions spent on needless remand in UK prisons, says Howard League

Courts wasted an estimated A 230 million of taxpayers' money last year by needlessly locking up people on remand, figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice through Freedom of Information requests and published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

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Yemeni government pays over $1m compensation to civilian drone strike victims

The Yemeni government has paid compensation to civilian victims of a 2013 drone strike that hit a wedding convoy and which US Government sources have claimed killed only 'militants.'

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Government faces legal action over arms export licences to Israel

The UK Government is being threatened with legal action unless it stops sending arms to Israel and conducts a review of its current arms export licences.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Families, impact assessments, and the Coalition

For people at the sharp end, the poorest and those most dependent on public services, it sometimes feels as if the Coalition has spent the last four years steadily unpicking the very fabric of our society.

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Family of Briish citizen 'rendered' to Ethiopia calls for his release

The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

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UK lobbying over Senate torture report revealed by Ambassador's meetings

Newly-released information reveals that the British ambassador has met at least 21 times with members of the US Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence ahead of the expected publication of its report on CIA torture and rendition - leading to increased concerns that the UK may be seeking to 'censor' the report.

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Pensioner families to suffer social security cuts of over A 6bn a year, says TUC

Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth A 6.38 billion a year by the time the government's welfare reforms have taken full effect, the Trades Union Congress warned yesterday ahead of a new report on the impact of social security cuts to be published later this week.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Don't bomb Iraq

The stories from Iraq are getting worse. There is news of massacres and threatened massacres, reported deaths and abductions, the sufferings of Yazidis, Christians and the many Muslims who reject the message of ISIS.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

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Church of Scotland backs calls for revolution of democratic centralisation

The Church of Scotland has backed calls from a Convention of Scottish Local Authorities report which states a radical overhaul of the democratic system is required to overturn 50 years of centralisation.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Iraq, Parliament and the public interest

The recall of Parliament during a recess is a signifier that grave matters are afoot.

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More than 4,100 households every week are at risk of losing their home

More than 215,000 households in England are at risk of eviction or repossession.

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More uncontacted Indians fleeing violence emerge in Brazil

A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, just weeks after Brazilian experts warned of "genocide" and "extermination" of the tribe.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Moving Trident in the event of Scottish independence a 'non-starter', says CND

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has rejected claims that Trident could be relocated to England in the event of Scottish independence.

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Iain Duncan Smith, the Bedroom Tax, and Disability Living Allowance

In an interview on LBC radio , reported in the Daily Telegraph , Iain Duncan Smith displayed a startling ignorance of the social security benefits he has been administering, and cutting, for the last four years.

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US Judge orders independent medical evaluation of Gunatanamo hunger striker

A US District Court judge yesterday ordered that independent doctors be allowed into Guantanamo Bay to evaluate a long-time hunger striker whose health has deteriorated so much that there are now concerns for his life.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Recovery, what recovery?

Every day the gap between real life experience of the economy, and the version of events offered by the government and mainstream media seems to get wider.

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