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4 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

'Massacre'reported by uncontacted Indians as rare video emerges

Rare video footage of the first contact with a group of uncontacted Indians near the Brazil-Peru border has emerged alongside new accounts of horrific violence against their community, prompting experts to call for the urgent protection of their land or risk their "extermination" and "genocide".

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TUC and CBI agree joint statement on traineeships

The Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry have today marked the first anniversary of the government's Traineeships programme by signing a joint statement of support for those wanting to take part in the scheme.

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14 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Statistics reveal prisons struggling to cope

Figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Justice paint a complex picture of a prison service making heroic strides in some areas while struggling to cope with the impact of rising prison numbers and dramatic cuts to prison staff and budgets, says the Prison Reform Trust Most worryingly, the figures show a significant increase in the numbers of ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Tribunal fees a 'huge victory for Britain's worst bosses', says TUC

Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain's worst bosses, according to a new Trades UNion Congress report published yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the new charges.

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Almost two million young adults still living with their parents, says Shelter

New research from the housing and homelessness charity Shelter has found that 48 per cent of working 20 to 34 year olds live with their parents because they are unable to afford to rent or buy their own home.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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UN chief calls for 'immediate and unconditional' Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, "in the name of humanity", the United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

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Better PR is solution to drones concerns, say ministers

The government has dismissed MPs' concerns about British use of armed drones, and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to "promote" them to the public and MPs.

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Third sector and TUC agreement on future of children's services commissioning

Children England, along with many of their member organisations and the Trades Union Congress have published a new joint agreement on the future of children's services commissioning.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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'Primitive' deprivation of citizenship powers come into force

New powers have come into force this week allowing the Home Secretary Theresa May to deprive naturalised Britons of their citizenship, even where doing so would render them stateless.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

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UN renews appeal for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza leading to political talks

Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

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UK must end policy of 'arms control by embarrassment', say campaigners

Following the release of the Committees on Arms Export Controls annual report, Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to stop promoting arms sales to oppressive regimes and end its policy of "arms control by embarrassment."

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Spending cuts threaten safety, says Action for Rail

Government cuts to Network Rail's funding are putting the lives of both rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today by the Trades Union Congress Action for Rail campaign.

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'Deeply unfair' that civil partners denied marriage ceremonies, say Quakers

News that the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage will entail an appointment at a register office and not a marriage ceremony has outraged and disappointed Quaker couples.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Arizona prisoner takes two hours to die in execution using experimental drugs

The state of Arizona yesterday took one hour and 57 minutes to kill a prisoner in a botched execution, which was carried out using the same combination of drugs as those used in the botched execution of an Ohio prisoner earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Medicine, Religion

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UN Rights Council agrees probe into 'war crimes' in Occupied Palestinian Territories

The United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Liberty represents MPs in legal challenge to government surveillance law

Liberty, the cross-party organisation for fundamental tights and freedoms in the UK, has announced it will seek a Judicial Review of the Government's "emergency" surveillance law on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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The NHS and the Scottish referendum

The consequences of a No vote in September's independence referendum can be envisaged no more sharply than through the lens of the NHS in Scotland.

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'Violent attacks' in Peru caused uncontacted Indians to emerge

Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.

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Assisted dying and the journey of discernment

"Make your mind up". "You're sitting on the fence". The culture tends to rebuke us for uncertainty.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Pensions and George Osborne's memory lapse.

Has George Osborne completely forgotten the banking crisis, or has it just slipped his mind? In an interview on Radio 4 this morning he spoke of his excitement at the new products the financial services industry may invent to sell to people who will soon get access to their pension pots.

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