- News /
Lille (France) (AFP) — Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak overnight, as about 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais.
Hungary’s prime minister has said there is a clear link between illegal migrants entering Europe and the threat of terrorism.
On 27 July 2015 the UN Committee against Torture opened its fifty-fifth session. In an opening statement, Carla Edelenbos, a representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that the appalling situation of migrants had been highlighted by the High Commissioner at the interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants at the twenty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council in June 2015.
Extensive powers allowing French authorities to monitor people online and offline will come into force in a matter of days after the country’s highest constitutional authority endorsed all but three sections of a new surveillance law, Amnesty International said.
According to Star (Turkey), Saudi Arabia held a large-scale operation against extremists. The operation was conducted after an ISIS terrorist attack occurred in Iraq on Eid al-Fitr , a sacred day for the Muslims. Over 120 died, including women and children, about 150 were injured as a result of the attack.
DAKAR, July 23 (Reuters) — Anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness on Thursday accused palm oil company Golden Veroleum of taking advantage of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to double the size of its plantation.
21 July 2015 — In "a major breakthrough," the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that its first ship since conflict erupted in Yemen in March berthed today in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach huge numbers of increasingly desperate people and as intense fighting continues to take a serious toll on civilians.
The national clinical director for learning disabilities, NHS England, Dominic Slowie and the chief pharmacist, Keith Ridge, have written to professionals and patients highlighting grave concerns about the inappropriate and prolonged prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities.
Some of South Africa’s most influential intellectuals and activists have urged David Cameron to reconsider his plans to repeal the Human Rights Act, warning that the move is reminiscent of the mindset that created apartheid.
A 94-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.