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Australia violating rights of refugee children by sending them to Cambodia, says Unicef

United Nations Children’s Fund joins agencies raising concerns about refugee transfer agreement sending children and their families from Nauru to Cambodia

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Lord Janner will not be charged despite evidence of child abuse

Leicestershire police condemn CPS decision that it is not in public interest to charge peer because he has Alzheimer’s disease

The Labour peer Lord Janner of Braunstone will not face charges over alleged historical child sex crimes despite evidence from four police inquiries that he had been involved in the abuse of children, the director of public prosecutions has said.

Alison Saunders, the DPP, said in a statement that it was not in the public interest to put the QC and former MP on trial because four separate doctors have said that he has Alzheimer’s disease and is incapable of instructing lawyers or entering a plea.

Related: Decision not to prosecute Lord Janner will anger campaigners

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Suspicion slows dangerous work to eradicate polio in Pakistan

Women trying to vaccinate millions of children in face of death threats, distrust of authority and a creaking healthcare system Continue reading…
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