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Ousted Myanmar ambassador says his relatives ‘forced into hiding’

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Myanmar’s ousted ambassador to the UK has said that friends and relatives at home have been forced into hiding after the country’s military regime removed him from office for declaring his loyalty to the deposed civil...

India: tearful relatives beg for oxygen and hospital beds for Covid patients – video

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Patients in New Delhi stood in long queues outside hospitals while others waited with oxygen masks in ambulances as India's new coronavirus infections hit a record high for a fifth consecutive day on Monday. Infection...

Grieving relatives despair at months of waiting for probate

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When Penelope Ormerod appealed to the Observer for help, she wrote: “I am close to despair.” She had applied for probate on her late aunt’s estate in September. Nearly seven months later, she was still waiting. The ap...

Man impersonated Trump relatives online to trick donors, prosecutors say

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with creating fake online identities impersonating Donald Trump’s brother and youngest son, which he used to dupe hundreds of people nationwide into donating thousands of dollars to...

‘Those children could be my relatives’: Canada’s first Indigenous forensic pathologist on unmarked graves

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In her job as a forensic pathologist, Kona Williams investigates hundreds of deaths a year. But when she heard that unmarked graves had been found at the site of a residential school in late May, she was seized by a g...

UK Afghans and stranded relatives speak of anguish as time to leave ebbs

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As the final hours available to British officials to get people out of Afghanistan appear to be slipping away, those who fear for their lives if they are left behind are becoming ever more frantic in their efforts to ...

Relatives of late Kashmir separatist leader charged under anti-terror law

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Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have charged family members of the late resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under an anti-terrorism law for wrapping his body in the Pakistani flag and raising anti-India slogan...

Agony of Ecuador’s brutal prison massacre endures for bereaved relatives

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It was in mid-morning when María Elena Villacís got a WhatsApp message from her brother Darwín, who was jailed in the Litoral penitentiary, a notorious prison in the coastal Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. “They’re star...

‘I took a DNA test and found a new family’: the drama and joy of meeting long-lost relatives

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I used to go by Larecia Whitehead, I changed my second name to Buford – my real father’s name – when a DNA test led us to each other after decades apart. For most of my childhood, Mum told me another guy was my father...

Britain’s royals used obscure legal procedure to hide distant relatives’ wills

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Wills detailing the assets of distant relatives of the royal family have been kept secret through an obscure legal procedure, a court document has revealed. The Windsor family has over the last century managed to exem...

Ukrainian refugees with UK relatives frustrated by Home Office visa delays

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Ukrainian refugees waiting to travel to join relatives in Britain have voiced frustration at the length of time the Home Office is taking to process UK visas, despite government promises to streamline the system. As t...

Hundreds of desperate Ukrainians are still searching for missing relatives

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The video was a terrible way for Vadim Yevdokimenko to find out that his father had been murdered. Alexei had been missing for weeks, since he went out in early March to scavenge firewood for cooking in their shattere...

Relatives arrested after California three-year-old dies during ‘exorcism’

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Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a three-year-old girl at a northern California church during what has been described as an “exorcism”. The child, Arely Naomi Proctor, died last September ...

Ballymurphy massacre: MoD to pay damages to bereaved relatives

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The relatives of nine people killed by the British army in the Ballymurphy neighbourhood of Belfast in 1971 are to receive significant damages. Disclosure of the settlement at the Belfast high court on Monday follows ...

My relatives and I had been in the pub for hours. Then two strangers were unlucky enough to join us …

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“Can you even call it a reunion if it happens every year?” Mr Z asked, saltily. This might have indicated that he didn’t want to come to the Williams family reunion, but he had Covid so he couldn’t attend anyway. I ha...