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  1. Politicians call for release of Irishman jailed in EgyptRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Northern Ireland Assembly members have come together in a show of solidarity to call for the release of 20 year-old Irishman, Ibrahim Halawa, who has been unlawfully imprisoned in Egypt for more than three years On Saturday 12 November 2016, Ibrahim Halawa is due to face a mass trial alongside 493 other defendants. His trial has been postponed on fifteen previous occasions.

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  2. Prince Charles urged to call for human rights on Middle East tourRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Since the collapse of peace talks, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen. Campaigners have called on Prince Charles to publicly raise human rights concerns and condemn the ongoing repression in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain during his visit to the states in a tour which began on 5 November 2016.

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  3. UN chief urges US to stay true to spirit of unity in diversityRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States. "I congratulate Mr Donald Trump on his election as forty-fifth President of the United States of America," Mr Ban said this morning in a statement he read out to the press at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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  4. Workers on boards proved to be better for business says TUCRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Trades Union Congress has responded to reports yesterday that the government may consider a voluntary approach to workers on boards by encouraging the Prime Minister to see her pledge through. Theresa May promised to put workers on boards both when she campaigned to win the leadership of the Conservative Party, and after she became Prime Minister in her speech to the Conservative Party conference.

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  5. UK fails to confirm safety of Briton on Ethiopia's death rowRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The British Foreign an Commonwealth Office has failed for over a week to confirm the safety and wellbeing of a British father held on death row in Ethiopia, despite having received reports last weekend that his life was in danger. On 28 October 2016, the family of Andargachew 'Andy' Tsege, from London, were told by British officials in Ethiopia that Mr Tsege had indicated that he was 'in fear for his life', following disturbances at the prison where he is held.

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  6. Fears mount for Aleppo's beleaguered civiliansRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Fears for the safety of civilians in eastern and western Aleppo city are mounting amid the looming threat of a resumption and possible escalation of fighting and bombardment by Syrian government forces - with Russian support - and non-state armed groups once a "humanitarian pause" in the city comes to an end later today, said Amnesty International. Media reports indicate that a fleet of Russian warships have made their way to Latakia on the Syrian coast in recent days indicating that Syrian and Russian forces are preparing a final bloody assault to seize control of the besieged city.

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  7. Tribunal charges allow discrimination at work to 'flourish unchecked'Read the original story

    Nov 7, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New figures published by the Trades Union Conference on 4 November 2016 show that the number of working people challenging discrimination or unfair treatment at work has fallen by 9,000 a month since charges of up to A 1,200 were introduced. The analysis shows that in the year before tribunal fees were introduced, 16,000 people per month, on average, took a claim against their employer to tribunal.

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  8. **Extended to November 2016** Consultation on replacing ESARead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    ESA is not fit for purpose needs replacing. Many are agreed about that. What has not yet been proposed is a system to replace it.

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  9. Close to 10,000 children in Mosul in urgent need of aidRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October 2016, says the United Nations Children's Fund estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance. "I met mothers and children who were so relieved to have come out alive; it was clear that they had gone through so much," said Pernille Ironside, UNICEF's Chief of Field Operations in Iraq, following a visit to Nargizlia screening site.

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  10. Churches condemn 'damaging' benefit capRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Government statistics on the Benefit Cap released on 3 November 2016 have revealed that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.

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  11. Northern Ireland refuses to suspend Middle East security projectsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The international human rights group Reprieve wrote to Stormont's Economy Minister, Simon Hamilton, warning that a Northern Irish government-owned company, NI-CO, was involved in security and justice programmes that risked complicity in torture and death sentences in the Middle East. In his reply, the Minister refused to step in, claiming that responsibility lies with the UK Foreign Office and the European Union, who fund the multi-million pound projects.

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  12. Italian police ill-treating refugees and migrants says AmnestyRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including beatings, electric shocks - and have even used pliers on one man's testicles - to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.

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  13. The Work, Health and Disability Green PaperRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    It's early days, but there have already been some very good initial responses to the government's Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability. The best I've seen so far comes from Neil Crowther.

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  14. Government 'safeguarding strategy' for unaccompanied refugee childrenRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Government has promised to publish a new strategy by May 2017 aimed at prioritising the safety and well being of unaccompanied refugee children. In its announcement, the Government pledged to 'strengthen' the system for reuniting unaccompanied children in Europe with their family in the UK, as well as increasing the number of foster carers.

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  15. Pakistan stays execution of mentally ill prisonerRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Pakistan's Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a severely mentally ill man who was due to be hanged today . Imdad Ali has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

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  16. Prison numbers rise above 85000Read the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The prison population in England and Wales has gone over 85,000 after an increase of more than 1,000 people from the beginning of September, statistics published on 28 October 2016 by the Ministry of Justice have revealed. While prison numbers tend to fluctuate during the course of a year, the rapid increase is unusual, and will have placed additional pressure on an already overcrowded and overstretched prison system experiencing record levels of violence, self-harm, and self-inflicted deaths, says the Prison Reform Trust.

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  17. Holyrood acclaim for Church of Scotland mental health serviceRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A Church of Scotland-run project that supports people with mental health issues in East Ayrshire has been commended in the Scottish Parliament. Cross-party MSPs have congratulated the work of Morven Day Services in Kilmarnock, run by the Kirk's social care arm CrossReach, which comprises five distinct services.

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  18. Opposition attacks on west Aleppo a 'shocking disregard for civilian lives'Read the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The fierce offensive on western Aleppo city launched by armed opposition groups on 28 October 2016 has seen indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International has said. Up to 48 people - including 17 children - have been killed in civilian areas of government-controlled western Aleppo since the offensive began, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights monitoring group.

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  19. Daniel Blake and the lasting damage of misinformation about disabled peopleRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Last week I blogged twice about Toby Young's review of I, Daniel Blake, in which he claimed that the vast majority of people receiving sickness and disability benefits should never have been receiving them, as they were in reality fit to work. I and others pointed out that he had made numerous errors, and seemed to have based the article on his misreading of a very dubious DWP press release and the TV programme Benefits Street.

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  20. Documents indicate UK bases used for targeting in secret US drone warRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Personnel on military bases in the UK have been involved in choosing targets for a secret US drone campaign which has killed hundreds of civilians in violation of international law, documents obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve indicate. Job adverts and CVs identified from publicly-available sources show that the US Air Force has employed a "MQ-9 REAPER [drone] ISR Mission Intelligence Coordinator" at RAF Molesworth in Cambridgeshire ; while a Private Military Contractor has advertised for an "All Source Analyst - Targeting" to work at the same base.

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