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Brexit: UK can’t deport millions of EU nationals, report warns

The Guardian Owen Bowcott Legal Affairs Correspondent Monday 19 December 2016 Joint parliamentary committee says human rights should be safeguarded and calls on government to take firm position on residence rights Mass deportations of the estimated 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK would be impractical and they should not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit negotiations, ...

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Jordanian police storm besieged castle, free tourists: security source

REUTERS Sun Dec 18, 2016 | Jordanian security forces freed tourists trapped inside a medieval castle on Sunday after storming the building where armed men had taken shelter following a shootout with police, security sources said. A Canadian woman, two other civilians and four police officers were killed during the exchange of gunfire between the assailants and security forces. At ...

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Funeral Sunday for sisters killed in double homicide

Joe Lofaro, The Ottawa Citizen December 18, 2016 Two Somali-Canadian sisters were killed in a double homicide at a south-end housing co-op Friday night, according to friends and acquaintances. Suad Mohamed said she is heartbroken after hearing her friends were killed at a home on McCarthy Road. The friend identified them as Nasiba Noor, 29, and Asma Noor, 32, of Ottawa.  “Both ...

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Bus blast in Turkey kills 13, wounds 55 – military

RT (Russia Today) 17 Dec, 2016 A bus carrying off-duty soldiers has been hit by an explosion outside a university in the Turkish city of Kayseri, leaving 13 people dead and 55 wounded. According to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who was speaking at a joint news conference with the health minister, all of the injured are being treated in hospital, ...

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Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

Thursday 15 December 2016 Attack targeting security forces kills at least five soldiers and wounds a dozen others with al-Shabab group suspected. A bomb blast killed six people, mostly soldiers, and wounded a dozen other people in the Somali capital, hours after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint killing the attacker. “Six people, most of them soldiers, were killed ...

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EU citizens should collect proof of living in UK, says Helena Kennedy

Anushka Asthana Political editor Wednesday 14 December 2016  Lords Brexit reports: QC advises making file of documents as Lords committee she chairs calls on PM to safeguard rights of EU nationals in Britain EU nationals living in Britain should make a file of documents that prove they have lived in the country since before the June referendum, according to the ...

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London commuters face second day of strike disruption

REUTERS Wed Dec 14, 2016   London commuters faced a second day of travel chaos as the latest round of train strikes stopped services between London and the south coast in Britain’s worst rail disruption for two decades. Hundreds of thousands of commuters struggled to get to work on Wednesday as drivers working for Southern Rail began the second day ...

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People smuggler behind 700 deaths at sea is convicted in Italy

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome Tuesday 13 December 2016 Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek found guilty of manslaughter after worst Mediterranean maritime refugee disaster A Tunisian migrant-smuggler behind the worst maritime disaster in the Mediterranean in recent history has been found guilty of manslaughter by an Italian court and faces 18 years in jail. About 700 people, including young children, were killed ...

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