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‘Shamima Begum is a victim of terrorism’

In 2015, 15-year-old British citizen Shamima Begum ran away from her life in Bethnal Green, London, with two other classmates to join so-called Islamic State (IS). This month a British reporter from The Times found her at a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing war-torn Baghuz. She’s now 19 and has made a plea to the…

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Australian PM apologises to child sex abuse victims

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has made a public apology following a four-year investigation into child sexual abuse in some of the nation’s institutions. The state-led inquest, which was opened by ex-PM Julia Gilliard, confirmed allegations against prominent individuals and large-scale organisations – including the Catholic Church. With evidence from more than 17,000 survivors and…

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