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The Survivor review – Barry Levinson’s solid postwar boxing drama

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Director Barry Levinson brings the confidence of a professional lifetime to this heartfelt true story of Herschel “Harry” Haft, a tough Polish Jew who boxed as a light heavyweight in the postwar United States, even ta...

‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline

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One night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in Guinea and slipped into the darkness. She says she had lost count but it may have been her 14th or 15th escape attempt from an abusive marriage she was forced...

Australians with family in Afghanistan tell of despair, survivor guilt

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Australians with family in Afghanistan have shared their despair and anger at the unfolding chaos in Kabul, saying they feel powerless as they watch on. As the Taliban took control of the country with lightning speed,...

Sadia Hussein: the FGM survivor who is saving girls from the knife

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Sadia Hussein had been in labour for three days when she felt she could take no more. She could hear her mother crying in the distance, pleading with God to save her daughter’s life. But even though things were clearl...

Italy cable car crash: five-year-old survivor to be moved out of intensive care

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The five-year-old boy who survived last weekend’s deadly cable car crash in the Italian mountains that killed his parents and sibling is awake and will soon be moved out of intensive care, hospital officials said on T...

‘I still smell smoke and see fire’: Tulsa massacre survivor, 107, testifies to US Congress – video

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Viola Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, massacre, was seven when a white mob attacked the city’s ‘Black Wall Street in 1921, killing an estimated 300 African Americans.For decades, the atroc...

‘I am seeking justice’: Tulsa massacre survivor, 107, testifies to US Congress

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For nearly a century she was denied a voice by a culture of silence. Finally, at the age of 107, Viola Fletcher got a national stage on Wednesday to bear witness to America’s deep history of racial violence. Fletcher...