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Three more women allege abuse by Caldey Island monk

Survivors’ organisation demands inquiry into allegations against Father Thaddeus Kotik, who died in 1992

Three more women have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by a Cistercian monk at Caldey Island abbey in the 1970s and 80s, as a survivors’ organisation demanded an inquiry into the allegations.

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Bosnian Serb warlord Ratko Mladić expected to be found guilty of genocide

  • Guilty verdict likely for commander of Bosnian Serb army during 1992-95 war
  • About 8,000 Muslim men and boys massacred at Srebrenica in 1995

Ratko Mladić, the Serb warlord who terrorised Bosnia in the 1990s, is widely expected to be convicted on Wednesday for the last genocide committed in Europe.


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I escaped war in Syria and am now free to dream – but other kids aren’t so lucky | Bilal Rwaeh

On World Children’s Day, the Guardian invited a young Syrian refugee now living in the UK to tell us the stories we should be covering. Unsurprisingly, Bilal’s focus was on refugees, and the need for children to catch up on missed education

I am Bilal and I am from Syria. I have been here one year. When I came to the UK I couldn’t speak English and it was very important to connect with people.

On our journey from Syria we went into Turkey illegally with no passport. It was very dangerous because we didn’t know where we were going and on the way there were four mountains. Many families lost their children in this way. Children walk more quickly than adults and sometimes the Turkish army would catch the parents or the children separately and people would get lost. My family were very lucky – my mother, father and two brothers – that we all stayed together. I knew nobody in Turkey but we had to leave Syria.

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Democratic congressman John Conyers ‚vehemently‘ denies sexual harassment

The 88-year-old Democrat from Michigan admitted settling a complaint by paying a woman a ‘reasonable severance payment – reportedly over $27,000

Congressman John Conyers “expressly and vehemently” denied allegations of sexual harassment on Tuesday after a report that he had paid a woman over $27,000 to settle a complaint.

The Michigan Democrat did acknowledge that he had reached a settlement, seeming to contradict what he had told the Associated Press on Tuesday morning.

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Argentinian submarine search intensifies as fears grow for crew

Missing naval vessel ARA San Juan would only have one day’s worth of oxygen reserves left after six days without contact

A massive search and rescue operation has intensified to find the Argentinian navy submarine ARA San Juan that went missing six days ago in the South Atlantic.

If the crew are still alive the submarine would only have one day’s worth of oxygen reserves left. If the vessel is found, a submarine rescue chamber (SCR) will be lowered to couple with the vessel’s hatch and bring the crew up to the surface six members at a time.

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Apple under fire over reports students worked illegal overtime to build iPhone X

Manufacturing partner Foxconn had student interns working 11-hour days to make £999 iPhone

Apple has been accused of relying on students working illegal overtime to build the iPhone X, through its contractor Foxconn, which manufactures the devices in Zhengzhou, China.

According to the

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Centrelink to use 1,000 labour-hire staff to help recover welfare debts

Department says surge in use of private contractors is temporary but union says government is ‘privatising our safety net’

Centrelink will enlist up to 1,000 staff from labour-hire firms to help it recover debts and enforce the compliance of welfare recipients.

The move has prompted a furious response from the main public sector union, which labelled it yet another example of the government “privatising our safety net”.

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Zimbabwe celebrates as Mugabe resignation announced – in pictures

Robert Mugabe finally announced his retirement after days of political pressure and public demonstrations on the streets of Zimbabwe. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the capital, Harare, as news spread that the president had resigned after his 37-year reign of autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover

Robert Mugabe: life of a dictator – video profile

The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has finally resigned following a military takeover. The 93-year-old has led Zimbabwe’s since independence from Britain. In recent years disastrous policies have led to hyperinflation, international sanctions and economic ruin

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Zimbabweans celebrate Robert Mugabe’s resignation – video

Celebrations spread through the streets of Harare after it was announced that the president had resigned. Though some still consider Mugabe a hero of the liberation struggle, many more revile him as a dictator prepared to sacrifice the economic wellbeing of 16 million people to remain in power

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