The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility

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Binoy Kampmark

Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are checked to see if they pass muster. Devices are scrutinised.

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Mrs May meets Nicola Sturgeon prior to triggering Brexit

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Hazel Speed

Mrs May returned to Scotland today, firstly to broadcast a statement outlining her vision for the United Kingdom to become even stronger after Brexit.

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Help urgently needed for South Sudanese refugees

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Male Daniel

The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed over the week to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.

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Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms

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Emma Batha

Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.

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DRC has a problem of political, economic and social governance

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Sylvain Muyali

Alphonse Ntumba Luaba, former Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and former Congolese Minister for Human Rights, believes that the DRC has a political, economic and political governance problem.

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Labour issues list of six key tests for Brexit

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Hazel Speed

Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, has presented a list of six tests which he says are required if Labour are to back any final deal in Parliament regarding Brexit.

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