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UK rabbi warns of genocide risk in Trump policies

Dehumanisation has ended in atrocities says Jewish leader, while pressure grows on May to attack child separation policy

A leading British rabbi draws a chilling parallel between Donald Trump’s policies on immigration – which have seen thousands of children separated from their parents on the US border with Mexico – and historical trends that have led to genocide, as pressure grows on Theresa May to denounce the US president’s approach on his UK visit next month.

The intervention by Laura Janner-Klausner, the senior rabbi of Reform Judaism – a progressive section of the Jewish community – comes as church leaders, politicians and the children’s commissioner for England voice their outrage at what they see as inhumane treatment of families in the US, and a wider, dangerous dehumanisation of public debate on immigration.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 20:29:06 GMT
Boy, 15, stabbed to death after fight at party in east London

Fighting broke out among up to 100 youths after the event in Romford, police say, and left one with fatal knife wounds

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in a large fight after a birthday party attended by up to 100 youths in east London.

Police were called to a community centre in Romford on Saturday night after fighting broke out as youngsters left the event.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:11:53 GMT
World Cup 2018: reaction to Germany's win and England buildup – live!

The pod point out that with just 75 seconds of injury time remaining John Guidetti shoots tamely at Manuel Neuer from a low percentage angle when he could easily have bled more time from the clock by running the ball into the corner. It brought to mind similar fateful incidents.

What other brain freezes deserve a place in this hall of shame?

Unsurprisingly, Germany’s comeback (only the second of Russia 2018 so far) dominates the latest World Cup Daily.

This is worth listening to all the way to the end in order to savour Barry and Max’s haunting duet of the Home & Away theme tune.

Related: Germany leave it late, Mexico wait and Belgium run riot – World Cup Football Daily

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 04:28:33 GMT
Neve Te Aroha: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter

Prime minister says she and partner Clarke Gayford struggled for months to decide on a name

The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and her partner Clarke Gayford have announced the name of their newborn daughter: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.

Neve, derived from the the Irish name Niamh, means “bright” or “radiant” and Te Aroha means “love” in te reo Māori.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:11:56 GMT
Huge anti-Brexit demonstration throngs central London
More than 100,000 people march down Whitehall to demand a second referendum

At least 100,000 people took to the streets yesterday as part of the largest ever demonstration of support for a new referendum over Britain’s final Brexit deal.

With more businesses poised to issue dire Brexit warnings this week and senior Tories already drawing up plans to soften Theresa May’s exit proposals, organisers of the march on Sunday said it showed Britain’s departure from the European Union was not a “done deal”.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:22:47 GMT
'My son is going to be left behind': Brisbane mother's countdown to deportation

In three weeks, Bernadette Romulo will be sent back to the Philippines while her son remains in Australia

Bernadette Romulo still wakes her son Giro early, because that’s what they’ve always done. She drives the children to school. At night they pray.

Romulo knows that, in three weeks, the daily routine will come to an end. Recently, she lost an appeal against an Australian government decision to deport her. Soon she will be sent back to the Philippines and Giro, eight, must stay behind in Brisbane. Until then, the routine is everything: full of small moments to savour, a distraction. Just another day.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 01:37:21 GMT
You're on your own, US tells Syrian rebels, as Assad goes on offensive

Russian jets make first foray into south-west as government ramps up campaign to regain strategic area

The US has warned Syrian rebels in the south-west of the country they should not expect military support to help them resist a major government offensive.

The message from Washington comes as Russian jets struck an opposition-held town on Sunday in the first air cover provided by Moscow to an expanding Syrian army offensive in the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:47:31 GMT
Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’
Study finds fragile marine ecosystems cannot grow fast enough to keep pace with sea levels

Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.

The study suggests that reefs – which are already suffering serious degradation because the world’s seas are warming and becoming more acidic – could also become overwhelmed by rising oceans.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:21:25 GMT
Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant
  • Red Hen in Lexington at centre of social media storm
  • Sanders says asked to leave ‘because I work for POTUS’

The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed on Saturday that she was thrown out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump.

Related: How family separations caused Trump's first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 20:08:23 GMT
Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn

About 8,000 people head to site where Robert the Bruce triumphed over English army

Thousands of Scottish independence supporters have marched from Stirling to Bannockburn.

About 8,000 people took part in Saturday’s march to the site where Robert the Bruce claimed victory over Edwards II’s English army in 1314.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:57:55 GMT

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