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Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another country

They have recently been issued with documents labelling them as South Sudanese – despite holding passports showing they were born in areas that remain in Sudan. Four migrants from the Republic of Sudan have already been flown from Israel to South Sudan, an entirely different country that was formed last year. However, the South Sudanese authorities refused to accept them ...

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Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another country

They have recently been issued with documents labelling them as South Sudanese – despite holding passports showing they were born in areas that remain in Sudan. Four migrants from the Republic of Sudan have already been flown from Israel to South Sudan, an entirely different country that was formed last year. However, the South Sudanese authorities refused to accept them ...

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Bob Diamond’s ‘highly selective’ evidence slammed in MPs’ Libor report

Report also criticises Bank of England and regulator for being slow to notice events leading up to Barclays’ £290m fine Bob Diamond leaves after taking questions from the Treasury select committee on Libor rigging. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP MPs have attacked the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond for being “highly selective” in the evidence he gave to their emergency hearings on ...

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Bob Diamond’s ‘highly selective’ evidence slammed in MPs’ Libor report

Report also criticises Bank of England and regulator for being slow to notice events leading up to Barclays’ £290m fine Bob Diamond leaves after taking questions from the Treasury select committee on Libor rigging. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP MPs have attacked the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond for being “highly selective” in the evidence he gave to their emergency hearings on ...

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Deadly virus spreading panic in US

SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet The southwestern US state of Texas is battling an outbreak of the West Nile virus, with 17 deaths blamed on the mosquito-borne disease, authorities said on Wednesday. Throughout the state 465 people have…

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘backs Jewish settlers’

The report was not discussed at a meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Settlement Affairs on Tuesday, raising suggestions in the Haaretz daily that the Prime Minister "has decided to bury the Levy report". A committee chaired by Edmond Levy, a retired Supreme Court judge, concluded earlier this year that Israel’s presence in the West Bank was not "occupation" in ...

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India PM Manmohan Singh urges economic investment boost

Indian PM Manmohan Singh has said urgent steps must be taken to boost the country's ailing economy. In a speech marking Independence Day, Mr Singh said the time had come to view growth as a matter of national security, and urged politicians to reach consensus on economic issues. He promised to make it easier for…

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Hollande pledges order after rioting in northern France

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that his Socialist government would do everything necessary to ensure that law and order prevailed after rioting in the northern city of Amiens. The rioting, which followed several days of minor clashes between young people and police, erupted overnight, with cars and three buildings burned and 17 police officers injured by rocks, ...

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UN humanitarian chief Amos arrives in Syria

Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian chief, has arrived in Syria to address the “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in the conflict-ravaged country and discuss ways of scaling-up relief efforts. She will meet government officials and humanitarian partners including the local Red Crescent as well as families affected by the conflict, at the start of a three-day visit to both Syria and Lebanon, ...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh passes away

August 14: Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died here Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 67. Deshmukh passed away around 2 p.m., sources at the Global Hospital said. Deshmukh was awaiting liver and kidney transplants. His family members, including his three sons, were by his side when he breathed his last. On…

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