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Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'

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The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry. 



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Burundi dismisses 'crackdown' report as 'outright lies'

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Burundi's government on Thursday rejected reports the ruling party is carrying out a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections, calling an Amnesty International report "biased and partisan." Amnesty has said the ruling CNDD-FDD party's youth wing, known as the Imbonerakure, has strong links to the...(more) 



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Doctor says Australia covering up mental illness in asylum-seeker children

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former healthcare worker at Australia's immigration detention centers said on Thursday the government asked him to cover up evidence that children held in the camps were suffering from widespread mental illness caused by their confinement. Under policies aimed at...(more) 



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Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

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Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150. 



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Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers' mental health

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Australia's human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems. The facilities have been under the spotlight in recent weeks following reports that up to a dozen...(more) 




Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

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Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school. 



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In pictures: India landslide

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The village engulfed in tonnes of mud and rock 



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UN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official says Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit to assess religious freedom in the country and that people he wanted to meet were harassed. 



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Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. 



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Diggers try to reach more than 100 feared trapped in India landslide; 21 dead

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By Aman Shah MALIN VILLAGE India (Reuters) - Rescuers in India were digging through swirling mud to uncover dozens of submerged homes on Thursday and find more than 100 people swallowed up by a landslide that flattened almost an entire village, with the confirmed death toll...(more) 



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Tony Abbott calls on airlines to inform passengers if they fly over war zones

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The prime minister responds to a Transport Workers Union call to re-route national carriers away from conflict zones Continue reading... 



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MH17: memorial service and national day of mourning set for 7 August

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Tony Abbott tells of his frustration about lack of success at recovering bodies at wreckage site in Ukraine Continue reading... 



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