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‘He was just a loving little boy’: the victims of the Texas school shooting

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As the United States woke up to the horrific aftermath of its latest mass school shooting in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults after storming into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the first detail...

Southern Baptist leaders ‘stonewalled’ sex abuse victims, scathing report says

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Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, a...

‘Painful choices’ remain over tribute to Grenfell Tower victims

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Bereaved relatives of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire and the community living in its shadow are struggling to agree on the best way to commemorate the disaster. Next month marks five years since a fire engulf...

‘He’s coming home’: mass grave in Valencia gives up Franco’s victims

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The families who gathered in a Spanish cemetery beneath Saturday’s burning sun had waited 82 years. They weren’t going to let the 30C heat stop them doing what they had come to do. At 11am, Pit 111 of Paterna cemetery...

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù’s year in TV: ‘I watched a few bad things where the women are just victims’

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Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, 31, trained with the RSC and the National Youth Theatre Rep company. He has appeared in series including Black Mirror, Utopia and His Dark Materials, and had a lead role in Sky Atlantic’s crime drama Gan...

How hospital wedding dance restored Ukraine bombing victim’s will to live

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“They were tears of happiness at first,” says 23-year-old Oksana Balandina of her first dance with her new husband, captured on video by a nurse and now shared across the world. Six weeks ago, Oksana stood on a mine a...

‘He ran in a familiar way’: heartbreak as families identify Tadamon victims

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One by one the families have come forward. Some had studied the video frame by frame to identify their loved one. Others knew in an instant that one of the men being murdered in the Tadamon massacre was their family m...

NSW flood victims kicked out of caravan parks to make way for tourists

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Flood victims in New South Wales’ northern rivers say they are still struggling to find accommodation, as some are kicked out of caravan parks to make way for tourists. Linda Barney, 69, and her husband, Bob, lost eve...

Idaho Republican’s rape conviction a rare victory for sexual assault victims

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The rape conviction of the Republican Idaho lawmaker Aaron von Ehlinger on Friday was a rare victory for prosecutors in a criminal justice system that can be fraught for victims of sexual assault, experts said. When a...

New Jersey diocese agrees to pay $87.5m settlement to 300 alleged abuse victims

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A New Jersey Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $87.5m to settle claims involving clergy sexual abuse with some 300 alleged victims, marking one of the largest cash settlements involving the Catholic church in the Uni...

Modular homes on way to accommodate New South Wales flood victims

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Up to 2,000 modular homes will be sent to accommodate displaced flood victims in northern New South Wales, a month after the state government announced the measure. The temporary modular “pods” will be rolled out on t...

Johnson and Sunak must go, say ‘disgusted’ families of Covid victims

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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak cannot continue in their jobs, grieving relatives of Covid victims have said, after it emerged they had received fixed-penalty notices for breaching the lockdown restrictions they imposed...

‘Doubly erased’: artwork recording names of domestic violence victims removed from Melbourne museum

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An artwork recognising almost 1,000 women and children killed by men in Australia has been removed from a Melbourne museum, partly on the grounds it could traumatise some visitors. Melbourne artist Dans Bain was asked...

Queensland child protection system failing Indigenous domestic violence victims, report finds

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Queensland’s child protection system is failing First Nations children exposed to domestic and family violence, with some victims going through their entire childhood without receiving therapy or specialist support de...

Victoria police failing to take stalking victims seriously, report finds

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Allegations of stalking are often trivialised by Victorian police with victims left to take out intervention orders themselves, according to a report commissioned after the death of Celeste Manno in 2020. In its inter...

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