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Europe hunts for people-trafficking gangs behind tide of migrant misery

The gangs behind the trafficking trade often go unidentified and unpunished, despite sending 170,000 people across the Mediterranean last year alone<p>Like any court in <b>Italy's</b> Mafia heartlands, the prosecutors in the Sicilian town of Agrigento are used to dealing with murder, kidnap and other gruesome …

Africa

Kate Middleton's former police guard reinstated after wrongful dismissal

A police officer who guarded Kate Middleton has been reinstated after she was wrongly fired after a superior allegedly enlisted the help of a dementia patient to frame her<p>A police officer who guarded Kate Middleton has been reinstated after she was wrongly fired after a superior allegedly enlisted …

Lawyer for Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden shot dead

A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said.<p>Samiullah Afridi represented Dr Shakil Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 for 33 years for running a fake vaccination campaign believed to have …

Pakistan

Militias destroy Iraqi villages, displace thousands: rights group | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iraqi Shi’ite militias unleashed a campaign of “deliberate and wanton destruction” as they rampaged through dozens of villages last year after driving Islamic State fighters out of the northern town of Amerli, rights activists said on Wednesday.<p>The militias, …

Middle East

Northern Lights dazzle in skies across Britain

Stargazers treated to rare glimpse of kaleidoscope of colours in skies across United Kingdom as Aurora Borealis visible as far south as the Midlands<p>People across Britain have been treated to a rare display of the Northern Lights, with a kaleidoscope of colours visible as far south as the …

Northern Lights

Supreme court to decide whether benefits cap policy is unlawful

Those in unique circumstances – such as fleeing violent partners – put at risk of homelessness by policy that breaches rights under European law, lawyers argued<p>The Supreme court will decide on Wednesday if a cornerstone of the coalition government’s benefits policy is unlawful.<p>Supreme court judges …

Domestic Violence

Ukraine and Russian diplomats ‘bandy words’ in a bad tempered OSCE meeting

A special session in Washington of the Organization for Security and co-operation in Europe brought together the Russian and Ukranian ambassadors on Tuesday in a none too friendly atmosphere.<p>The two men sparred over all aspects of the Ukrainian crisis accusing each other of being the root cause of …