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UN expert apologises for faulty figure on children in US migration detention

Geneva - An independent UN expert has apologised for misspeaking during a news conference in Geneva this week, correcting his claim that more than 100,000 children were being held in migration-related US detention.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, often in violation of international law, the UN said Monday.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, including those held with their parents and minors detained alone, the UN said Monday.

Turkey detains five Germans on terror charges: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities have detained five Germans over alleged links to Kurdish militants, pro-Kurdish media reported.

Australia rejects UN call to release Tamil family

Sydney - Australia has rejected a United Nations call to release a Tamil asylum-seeking family from offshore detention after the UN weighed in on a case that has galvanised huge public support.

US Dept of Homeland Security requests 1,000 soldiers to manage migrant crisis

Washington - The US Department of Homeland Security requested 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas, the Pentagon said Monday, amid growing outcry over conditions in migrant detention facilities.

Locked up for being different: Switzerland's 'dark chapter'

Geneva - A pregnant teenage runaway, a former foster care child, an adolescent boy raped by priests: for decades, these were the kinds of people Switzerland locked up as "undesirables".

Migrants caught in Libya capital clashes evacuated: UNHCR

Tripoli - Hundreds of migrants held in a detention centre south of the Libyan capital were evacuated this week amid fierce clashes between armed groups, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday.

Nearly 2,000 children separated from adults at border: US

Washington - Nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent six-week period, officials said Friday in the most comprehensive 2018 figures provided on family separations.

Immigrants to UK held in 'prison-like' conditions: report

London - Immigrants to Britain detained in the country's largest detention centre were kept in "prison-like" conditions for "excessively" long periods of time, according to a watchdog report released on Tuesday.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment: probe

Sydney - Aboriginal children are subjected to "shocking" treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation revealed Friday, after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Panama ex-dictator Noriega moves to house arrest for brain surgery

Panama - Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega has been allowed to move from prison to house arrest in order to undergo an operation for a non-malignant brain tumor, his lawyer said Monday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Turkey PM says over 7,500 detained over failed coup 

Ankara - Turkey has detained more than 7,500 suspects involved in the coup plot seeking to oust the government, the prime minister said on Monday."So far 7,543 suspects have been detained. The numbers may change.

Turkey detains general Erdal Ozturk, Third Army commander

Ankara - A top army general has been detained over alleged involvement in a coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, an official said Saturday.

Russian officials say North Korea released detained yacht

Moscow - A Russian yacht detained by North Korean coast guards was released Sunday and has set sail for the far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Russian officials said.

Russia says yacht detained by North Korea

Moscow - A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan and towed in to land with five crew members on board, Russian officials said Saturday.

Turkish police detain four linked to car bomb in Ankara: Report 

Ankara - Turkish police have detained four suspects near the Syrian border they believe are linked to Sunday's deadly car bomb attack in the heart of the capital, according to local media.

Smuggled Syria photos 'damning evidence' of crimes against humanity

Birut - Photographs of thousands of people who reportedly died in government detention centres in Syria present "damning evidence" of crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Guatemala judge orders ex-president Perez detained

Guatemala City - A judge ordered the detention Thursday of Guatemala's disgraced president Otto Perez, hours after he resigned his post amid a massive corruption scandal.

Israel puts first Jewish suspect in 'administrative detention': Official

Jerusalem - Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signed the first "administrative detention" order for a suspected Jewish extremist following the firebombing of a Palestinian home in which a baby was burned alive.

Migrant journeys cross in Channel citadel

Dover - For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.

US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

One man's search for asylum Special

London - "I'm proud to be British," Aram Rawf answered when I asked him whether he felt a part of the UK. In 2012, he finally became a British citizen, after his 10-year battle to stay here.

Review: New on DVD for July 31 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of anime adaptations; a bloody comedy; a cinema classic; and a film somewhat remembered for its inclusion of a three-breasted woman.
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