Britain’s Shame: IICSA child sex abuse inquiry public hearings under way

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Hazel Speed

I watched the commencement of this Hearing, television preamble interviews and discussion. It is a shocking indictment against all the perpetrators involved.

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‘Ministers have let us down’ – Child abuse victims tell Assembly

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Amnesty International

Victims of child abuse have told a Northern Ireland Assembly committee today that The Executive Office has failed to prepare for the establishment of a compensation scheme following the conclusion of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

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Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500

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Julia Symmes Cobb and Ana Isabel Martinez

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

 

Rescuers in Ecuador were losing hope on Tuesday of finding more survivors from an earthquake that killed nearly 500 people and dealt a shattering blow to the South American OPEC country’s already fragile economy.

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Shaken Ecuador hunts for survivors amid 7.8 quake debris

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Julia Symmes Cobb

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

 

Traumatized Ecuadoreans slept amid rubble while rescuers dug for survivors on Monday after an earthquake smashed the Andean nation’s coastal region, killing at least 272 people and flattening resort towns.

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