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‘Strategy of terror’: 116 dead as Ecuador prisons become battlegrounds for gangs
Struggle between cartels to control smuggling routes leads to third – and deadliest – prison riot this year

Dan Collyns

30, Sep, 2021 @3:35 PM

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Pro-refugee Italian mayor sentenced to 13 years for abetting illegal migration
Domenico Lucano, who welcomed migrants to tiny town of Riace, also convicted of ‘irregularlities’

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

30, Sep, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Russia’s FSB seeks to arrest journalist who worked with Bellingcat
Roman Dobrokhotov, founder of the Insider, who worked on high-profile cases has been placed on a wanted list

Staff and agencies in Moscow

30, Sep, 2021 @2:11 PM

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Ex-EU auditor claimed expenses for holidays, hunting trips and vineyard
Karel Pinxten will lose two-thirds of his pension after EU court throws out his appeal

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

30, Sep, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Ex-Nazi concentration camp secretary, 96, caught after fleeing before trial
Irmgard Furchner, charged with aiding and abetting murder of thousands, detained several hours after absconding

Kate Connolly in Berlin

30, Sep, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Uncertainty hovers over Helmand’s schools as Taliban ban older girls
At Malalay school, Lashkar Gah, female staff struggle into work despite anxiety over their jobs and half their pupils missing

Emma Graham-Harrison in Lashkar Gah

30, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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China owed $385bn – including ‘hidden debt’ from poorer nations, says report
AidData finds 42 low-to-middle income nations with ‘belt and road’ exposure exceeding 10% of GDP

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Sep, 2021 @11:21 AM

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‘It’s like a war’: Greece battles increase in summer wildfires
Prevention and suppression are crucial as climate change creates stronger heatwaves, say experts

Ruth Michaelson

30, Sep, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing
Former French president to appeal against one-year term that could be served at home with electronic tag

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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Hong Kong seeks to resurrect legislation to further crush dissent
Article 23, shelved in 2003, may target foreign organisations and bans ‘subversion’ against Chinese government

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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We’re told not to bottle up bad experiences – but a stiff upper lip can be for the best | Adrian Chiles
As an inveterate over-sharer, I learned a lesson this week from a former army nurse. Perhaps airing our worst moments gives them too much space to grow, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

30, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Shark calling’: locals claim ancient custom threatened by seabed mining
‘Shark calling’, a Papua New Guinea tradition of singing to sharks then catching them by hand, could vanish – and locals blame deep-sea disturbances

Kalolaine Fainu in New Ireland province and Maryann Uechtritz

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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