Global development

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Unsafe conditions and low pay for migrants on Irish fishing boats exposed
Study prompts call for reforms to safeguard conditions of fishers from countries including the Philippines, Egypt, Ghana and Indonesia

Ella McSweeney

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘He cared when no one did’: Filipino human rights lawyer Chito Gascón dies of Covid
Gascón, who frequently clashed with Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’, has been hailed as a ‘true hero’ of democracy

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

20, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Colombia found responsible for 2000 kidnap and torture of journalist
Jineth Bedoya was abducted in May 2000 outside a Bogotá prison where she was due to interview a paramilitary leader

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

19, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support
The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staff

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe
Boxing helped prizefighter Arifonso Zvenyika overcome real hardship. Now he teaches the sport he loves to aspiring fighters in a Harare ghetto

Zoe Flood

18, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘The heaven of film-making’: how a Dalit orphan got to tell her own story
Gift of a camera inspired Belmaya Nepali to rise above poverty and abuse to make documentaries

Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu

15, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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UN quizzed over role in prison-like island camp for Rohingya refugees
Rights groups raise concerns over deal to provide services on Bhasan Char, as Bangladesh plans to increase camp’s population by 80,000

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Oct, 2021 @12:27 PM

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‘He lives freely, I live in fear’: the plight of India’s abandoned wives
Activists highlight the poverty, stigma and abuse faced by women deserted by spouses living abroad

Mahima Jain in Bengaluru

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds
A decades-long policy of criminalising asylum seekers is filling prisons with innocent men, according to analysis by rights groups

Lorenzo Tondo

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Court suspends Giulio Regeni murder and kidnapping trial
Decision follows hours of deliberation over whether it is fair for four Egyptian security officials to be tried in absentia

Ruth Michaelson

14, Oct, 2021 @8:41 PM

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Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters
ICJ ruling aggravates fractious relations between two countries and threatens to destabilise restive region

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

14, Oct, 2021 @2:41 PM

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