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US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

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US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.Mrs Trump "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," her spokeswoman said.Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy. In a recent six-week period there were nearly 2,000 family separations.Adults who try to cross the border, many planning to seek asylum, are placed in custody and face criminal prosecution for illegal entry. As a result, hundreds of minors are now being housed in detention centres, and kept away from their parents - a policy which rights groups have criticised as unp...
16 killed in Mother's Day marches across Nicaragua as calls for new elections grow

16 killed in Mother's Day marches across Nicaragua as calls for new elections grow

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MANAGUA, May 31 (UPI) -- At least 16 people died during protest marches on Nicaragua's Mother's Day in several cities across the country hours after business leaders called for new elections. Organizers planned the marches, called "Mothers of April," to protest the more than 70 people allegedly killed by police and pro-government gangs during protests in April against President Daniel Ortega's plan to raise social security taxes and cut benefits, human rights advocates said. That plan was shelved, but the protests grew into a movement against state violence and Ortega himself. Wednesday's marches were a continuation of these protests -- but resulted in more deaths as demonstrators came under attack by armed gunmen. The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights -- also identified as CENIDH using...
Calls for change on anti-abortion law in Northern Ireland

Calls for change on anti-abortion law in Northern Ireland

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Britain's leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland's landmark referendum in favor of doing so, but complex political realities may make quick action difficult. Prime Minister Theresa May is being asked by some legislators and activists to take steps that might lead to liberalization in Northern Ireland now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal its constitutional ban. Once new laws are put in place by Ireland's parliament, Northern Ireland would be the only region in the U.K. and Ireland to ban abortions. Its strict law prohibits abortion even in cases of rape and cases when the fetus is judged to have a fatal abnormality. Terminations are allowed in England, Wales and Scotland — an...
Impeachment calls after Italy president's 'treason'

Impeachment calls after Italy president's 'treason'

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Italy's president is facing calls for his impeachment after refusing to appoint a key minister backed by the country's prospective prime minister. Sergio Mattarella would not endorse Eurosceptic Paolo Savona as economy minister, despite him being supported by Giuseppe Conte - who was picked as a compromise prime ministerial candidate by the populist coalition hoping to form a government.Mr Conte, a little-known 53-year-old lawyer with no political experience, subsequently rejected Mr Matteralla's offer to form an administration - throwing Italy into fresh political crisis.The country has been without a government since elections on 4 March left the Eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League Nord as the two largest parties in a hung parliament.Mr Mattarella summon...
Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

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May 21 (UPI) -- Child exposure to ADHD drugs is increasing in the United States -- marked by a jump of more than 60 percent over a 14-year period, a new study showed Monday. The study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at calls to U.S. poison control centers to see if ADHD exposures were on the rise. The answer was yes. The study found more than 156,000 calls for unintentional and intentional exposures of the drugs to U.S. children and adolescents between 2000 and 2014 -- an increase of 64 percent. The report said exposures increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2011, and decreased 6 percent from 2011 to 2014. More than three quarters involved children under 12. "[ADHD] is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehaviorial disorder in children," said Dr. Gary Smith of the N...