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UK deporting Afghans one day before a legal ruling could save them

A legal ruling on Wednesday could spell the end of Britain's Afghan deportation programme. But on Tuesday a planeload of mostly refugees will be returned.
from Politics.co.uk on Apr 18, 2015.
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Kitchen and bathroom equipment makes up over half world e-waste

Almost all the 42m metric tonnes of electrical products discarded last year was kitchen, laundry and bathroom equipment, says a United Nations University report.
from United Nations University on Apr 19, 2015.

‘Irresponsible’ rhetoric blamed for failure to restart migrants rescues

A UN official accuses politicians in Britain and across Europe of obstructing attempts to save migrant lives after another boat sinks in the Mediterranean.
from The Guardian on Apr 19, 2015.

China-led commodity boom hits Latin American environment

Latin America’s China-led commodity boom accentuated environmental degradation and social conflict across the Americas, according to a new report.
from Boston University on Apr 18, 2015.

Bahrain report slams repression ahead of Grand Prix

Rampant human rights abuse abuses continue “unabated” in Bahrain four years after the uprisings that rocked the Gulf kingdom in 2011, says an international rights group.
from Amnesty International on Apr 18, 2015.
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The agenda of humanitarian response agencies is unrealistic

The increasingly ambitious agenda of humanitarian response agencies is unrealistic and can marginalise and exclude existing institutions, warns an independent aid consultant.
from Sarah Davidson on Apr 18, 2015.

Swinging guns and fleeing foreigners: what is South Africa doing?

Although the latest outbursts in South Africa revolve around xenophobia, the state needs to put a stop to all violence., says Sarah Evans.
from Mail&Guardian on Apr 17, 2015.
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Thailand’s midnight flower-sellers

Thailand’s indigenous groups are the most vulnerable to exploitation, says Alexia Kalaitzi.
from New Internationalist on Apr 16, 2015.
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