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  1. White House U-turn on Pakistan drone deathsRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Obama Administration has reversed its position on which countries will be included in its upcoming estimate of the civilian deaths caused by the US drone programme, according to a report in the Washington Post. Earlier in the week, a report in the Post - based on briefings from anonymous Administration officials - stated that strikes taken in Pakistan by the CIA would not be included in the numbers.

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  2. Howard League responds to Transforming Rehabilitation reportRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation's fifth and final report on the early implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme, published yesterday . The report states that, while the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies are working better together than before, serious concerns about the new arrangements remain.

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  3. New figures show MoD increases targeting of 16-year-oldsRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Ministry of Defence has released figures today showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent of the army's total enlisted intake for the same period . These figures are released in the same week as a coalition of children's organisations from across the UK published a joint letter to the MoD urging it to raise the enlistment age and just two days after the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child challenged the UK government over its ongoing recruitment of children.

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  4. TUC report warns of Brexit risk to women's rights,Read the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Brexit risks "turning the clock black decades" on women's rights, according to a new report published by the Trades Union Congrss on 23 May 2016 The report, Women workers' rights and the risks of Brexit says the European Union has been instrumental in empowering working women and enabling them to challenge unequal pay and inequality at work. It highlights the huge gains women have made in the workplace since Britain joined the EU.

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  5. Good relationships in prisons essential to reduce suicide riskRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Prisons need to change to enable staff to build relationships with prisoners and reduce the risk of suicide, according to research published jointly on 24 May 2016 by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health. Preventing Prison Suicide: Perspectives from the inside focuses on the views and experiences of current and former prisoners about what contributes to vulnerability and what increases or reduces their risk of suicide.

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  6. UN Security Council ends 13-year sanctions regime on LiberiaRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Acknowledging the sustained progress made on rebuilding Liberia after the 1999-2003 civil war, the United Nations Security Council has terminated an arms embargo against the country and dissolved the related mechanisms, namely the sanctions Committee and the expert panel. While taking such measures, the 15-nation body, through a unanimously adopted resolution, also encouraged the Government to establish a necessary framework to combat the illicit trafficking of arms and ammunition.

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  7. Kidnapped Briton spends 700th day in illegal detentionRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014. Andargachew 'Andy' Tsege, a father of three from London, disappeared in June 2014 while in transit at an airport in Yemen.

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  8. Judge rejects CPS attempt to overturn arms fair acquittalsRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A District Judge has refused to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to appeal against the acquittal of eight anti-arms trade activists who were charged with blockading the DSEI arms fair in London last September. The CPS application to appeal was refused on the basis it was "frivolous" and "misconceived".

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  9. UN fund to address education in crisis zonesRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises. "Action now has to happen urgently because of the sheer scale of numbers of children impacted", said the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, who presented the 'Education Cannot Wait' fund at the World Humanitarian Summit , a two-day conference that opened on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul.

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  10. Home-working up by a fifth over the last decade says TUCRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth over the past decade according to new analysis published by the Trades Union Congress on 20 May 2016 to mark National Work From Home Day. The analysis shows that nearly a quarter of a million more people work from home than 10 years ago.

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  11. Too many children in care ending up in custody says new reviewRead the original story

    May 23, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point. This is a tragic waste of young lives which must be addressed if all children in care are to get the best start in life, an independent review chaired by the crossbench peer Lord Laming has said.

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  12. Challenge for Northern Powerhouse on proceeds of prosperityRead the original story

    May 23, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The city regions at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse - Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds - have enjoyed rising prosperity over the last few years, according to new research published on 19 May 2016. They have been challenged by the new independent Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, run by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and University of Manchester , to ensure the proceeds of this growth are shared by all people and places living in their regions.

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  13. Loggers removed from land of uncontacted Peruvian IndiansRead the original story

    May 23, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Isconahua Territorial Reserve was established in 1998 to protect the Isconahua Indians living in its forests. Outsiders are forbidden from entering the reserve.

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  14. 'Forgotten refugees' in England face hunger and homelessnessRead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The British Government is leaving the country's so-called 'forgotten refugees' hungry and homeless, shocking new research has revealed. In a new report published yesterday , England's Forgotten Refugees: out of the fire and into the frying pan, the Refugee Council exposes a chaotic system which could leave thousands of newly recognised refugees virtually abandoned by the Government which has committed to protecting them. 16 comments

  15. Quakers say 'no' to TTIPRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership , the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It is the first time that Quaker organisations, working on both sides of the Atlantic, have spoken out together against such a trade treaty.

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  16. Peacekeeping 'flagship of the UN enterprise' says Ban Ki-moonRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led an inaugural ceremony yesterday to award the "Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. The UN chief presented the first such medal to the family of the late Captain Diagne, who saved hundreds of lives in 1994 while serving as a peacekeeper in Rwanda before succumbing to fatal injury incurred while on duty.

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  17. New poll shows overwhelming support in UK for refugeesRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    More than three quarters of the British public would accept refugees in their neighbourhood or home, according to a new Amnesty International survey published yesterday , showing that anti-refugee political rhetoric is "out of step" with public opinion The survey, carried out for Amnesty by internationally renowned consultancy GlobeScan of more than 27,000 people across 27 countries to gauge public attitudes towards refugees, also found that 70 per cent of British people think the UK government should do more to help those fleeing war and persecution. The results from the majority of countries in the survey show that most people are ready and willing to accept refugees.

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  18. General accused of 'fantasy' after calling UK policy 'semi-pacifist'Read the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    General Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said that Britain under David Cameron had become "semi-pacifist" and was more concerned with welfare spending than with "defence". The PPU insisted that the UK government is militaristic rather than "semi-pacifist".

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  19. The Queen's Speech: a reality checkRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Watching the Queen's Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord who, having allowed a property to fall into disprepair, puts up some bright new curtains and stands back, waiting for the cold and miserable tenants to express their gratitude. The gap between the country spoken about in the Queen's Speech and the country in which many of her subjects now live was so wide it felt almost unbridgeable.

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  20. Pakistan to consider case of juvenile facing hangingRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days' notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child. Muhammad Anwar was arrested when he was just 17 years old, and subsequently sentenced to death on murder charges.

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