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EU ‘dithering as children drown’ trying to reach Europe: Aid group

Bodies continued to wash onto Italian shores on Monday after a deadly weekend which saw at least 800 people – including women and children – drown off the coast of Italy as they tried to make the crossing into Europe in search of a better life.

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EU 'dithering as children drown' trying to reach Europe: Aid group

Bodies continued to wash onto Italian shores on Monday after a deadly weekend which saw at least 800 people – including women and children – drown off the coast of Italy as they tried to make the crossing into Europe in search of a better life.

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Gaddafi loyalists lose lustre in court's dull setting

For all Libya’s chaos, there is one constant. Every two weeks, tens of defendants are presented before a judge at a court in a prison in Tripoli. The defendants are always the same, though their number sometimes vary. The trial? The prosecution of former Gaddafi-era Jamahiriya officials, most notably (but …

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Libya the key to stopping terror in the Sahel

Madama, located in the northeast of Niger in the vast Teneré desert, is 10 days’ drive from the capital Niamey and doesn’t even feature on most maps. This is where Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, spent the first day of 2015 visiting troops in a brand new military …

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Warring parties in Libya under investigation by ICC for war crimes, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein has warned all parties involved in the fighting in Libya that abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law are criminally liable and that the situation in Libya is under investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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