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The United Kingdom Government announced earlier this week they will not support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants and refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, stating that such operations can encourage more people to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to enter Europe

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Sweden has recognised Palestine as a State. Palestinian authorities said that the decision is “courageous” and “historic”. Israel reacted with anger, defining the move as a “miserable decision”.

Egyptian authorities are evacuating all residents living in the borderline of Gaza to demolish their homes and create a buffer zone after an attack against an army post that killed 31 soldiers last Friday. The North Sinai Governor Abdel Fattah Harhour confirmed that the evacuation of residents is “final, not temporary” and will be followed […]

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Petro Poroshenko didn’t win the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. With the 80% of ballots counted his party was slightly behind the People’s Front of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Both are pro western parties but with different ideologies.

Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories.

Pope Francis: no to death penalty and to inhuman prison conditions.

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Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chung-ying said during an interview to some western media that it was impossible to met the pro democracy demands in part because that would mean that the poorest would have a dominant voice in politics. And he said so as a negative fact. Not very social for a leader who had announced that he’s backed by the, so-called, People’s Party in Beijing.