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Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul

Madrid (AFP) – Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths Sunday as more than 40 percent of the world’s population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. A deluge of patients are overwhelming hospitals in Europe and the […]

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County lines
Drugs
Gun crime
Knife crime
UK news

The long road to Jaden Moodie’s murder | UK news

Once again the inextricable links between drug dealing, poverty, troubled family lives and a disrupted education have been laid bare with the conviction last week of 19-year-old Ayoub Majdouline for the murder of Jaden Moodie, 14. Both Majdouline and Moodie had been involved in drug dealing, including “county lines”; both were members of rival London […]

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Asia Pacific
Conflict and arms
Global development
Internally displaced people
Islamic State
Philippines
World news

‘I hate Isis’: uprooted survivors of Marawi siege long to return home | Global development

Thousands of survivors of an Islamic State siege in the Philippines are stuck in makeshift dwellings more than two years after their city was liberated, with many forced to drink contaminated water despite the presence of EU-funded aid agencies. They were among an estimated 350,000 people driven from their homes when Islamist fighters seized control […]

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