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‘Staggering array’ of gross human rights abuses in Iraq – UN report

A “staggering array” of gross human rights abuses and “acts of violence of an increasingly sectarian nature” were committed by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over a period of nine weeks, the United Nations reported today.

Refugees perish at ‘alarming’ rate on dangerous crossing to Europe – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency reported today that new data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean in the third quarter of 2013 show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while attempting to make the journey to Europe.

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