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Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children’s home in Mexico

ZAMORA Mexico (Reuters) – Children in a squalid home for abandoned and troubled kids run by a controversial mother figure in western Mexico said hunger and regular beatings drove them to offer sex for food and get high by sniffing paint. Mexican police raided the refuge known as “La Gran Familia” (The Big Family) in the state of Michoacan on ...

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Two names in the odds for the EU Commission’s foreign policy head

In Brussels, no answer on who will be the EU Commission’s foreign policy head. Two names are drifting in the odds: Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini — too soft on Russia — and Poland’s FM Radek Sikorski — too hard. If only David Cameron had a “big beast” in the running. Bet he’s in a sulk that William Hague turned ...

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Two names in the odds for the EU Commission’s foreign policy head

In Brussels, no answer on who will be the EU Commission’s foreign policy head. Two names are drifting in the odds: Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini — too soft on Russia — and Poland’s FM Radek Sikorski — too hard. If only David Cameron had a “big beast” in the running. Bet he’s in a sulk that William Hague turned ...

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US cautions Israel on civilian casualties as ground invasion continues

White House calls on Israel to restrict itself to ‘precise operation’ in Gaza while stressing its right to defend itself John Kerry emphasised the need to ‘avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 ceasefire as soon as possible’. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters Israeli troops and tanks are engaged in fierce fighting in Gaza following the launch of a military ground ...

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US cautions Israel on civilian casualties as ground invasion continues

White House calls on Israel to restrict itself to ‘precise operation’ in Gaza while stressing its right to defend itself John Kerry emphasised the need to ‘avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 ceasefire as soon as possible’. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters Israeli troops and tanks are engaged in fierce fighting in Gaza following the launch of a military ground ...

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UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine. Britain’s U.N. Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10 a.m. Friday. The request follows Wednesday’s…

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UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine. Britain’s U.N. Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10 a.m. Friday. The request follows Wednesday’s…

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Plane Disaster Could Be A Game Changer

18 July 2014, 5:47 Plane Disaster Could Be A Game Changer Tweet If Russia in any way had a hand in flight MH17’s fate, calls for Western governments to intensify their response to the crisis will be loud. The terrible tragedy could be a game changer. President Barack Obama’s first words on the disaster were neutral. “It looks like it ...

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