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New sculpture of black woman one of only three in country - channel 4

New sculpture of black woman one of only three in country

Reaching Out is the name of a statue unveiled today in east London.
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Review says nurse who died was released from hospital with suspected Covid - channel 4

Review says nurse who died was released from hospital with suspected Covid

Channel 4 News has seen a hospital review into the death of a nurse at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
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John Hume serves as an inspiration ‘that public service does matter’ – Irish PM Micheál Martin

This morning we spoke exclusively to the newly appointed Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach, Micheál Martin. 
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Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume laid to rest in Derry

Today in Londonderry, the people of his home city laid John Hume to rest.
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The Scottish government has announced a new lockdown in Aberdeen after a local spike in the number of coronavirus cases. 
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Child sex killer will be executed after failed attempt to milk his own bad childhood for sympathy

Ramiro Ibarra's execution date was set for March 4 2021 after an appeal to the US Supreme Court was rejected
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UK Covid-19 vaccine trial: Concern over numbers willing to take part

When it comes to the virus, most experts agree only a vaccine offers the hope to get back to normal, or whatever the new normal will be.
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Which chemicals caused Beirut explosion?

What do we know about the blast other than it was caused by thousands of tonnes of unstable, dangerous chemicals stored in a warehouse in the port area? 
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Lebanon ARRESTS ALL port officials as images are thought to reveal the poorly stored ammonium nitrate which blew up Beirut - rt

Lebanon ARRESTS ALL port officials as images are thought to reveal the poorly stored ammonium nitrate which blew up Beirut

After a colossal port explosion rocked the capital city of Beirut, the Lebanese government has decided to put all officials who oversaw storage and security there since 2014 under house arrest, until investigations are complete.
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Britain to provide £5,000,000 of humanitarian aid to Beirut after explosion - metro

Britain to provide £5,000,000 of humanitarian aid to Beirut after explosion

This will include money towards search and rescue help and expert medical support for victims, the Foreign Secretary said.
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Florida’s Governor Just Admitted the State Unemployment System Sucks on Purpose - vice

Florida’s Governor Just Admitted the State Unemployment System Sucks on Purpose

Governor Ron DeSantis said the system was designed with “pointless roadblocks” to “discourage” people from collecting unemployment.
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An enormous fire has engulfed a food market in the industrial area of Ajman in the UAE. Firefighters and civil defense units are tackling the blaze.
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The brains of people suffering from the twin scourges of anxiety and depression have been found to swell dramatically. Experts say the extraordinary activity may mask part of the damage depression can cause.
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Welp, the GOP Now Has 15 QAnon Followers on the November Ballot

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has shared at least 90 tweets from 49 QAnon accounts.
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RT wins 7 Red Dot Awards and its VR project ‘Lessons of Auschwitz’ is recognized as the Best of the Best

RT’s dedication to 75 years of victory over fascism, in the shape of its digital project #VictoryPages, has won in seven categories at the 2020 Red Dot Awards in Berlin. Now competes for the major design festival’s Grand Prix.
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In states without Medicaid expansion, it can be virtually impossible to qualify for the program unless you’re pregnant, an extremely low-income parent, or deeply ill and disabled.
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Before and after: Russian space agency satellite images capture shocking destruction caused by Beirut explosion

Never has the trite cliche about a picture painting a thousand words been more true than stunning before-and-after satellite images, snapped by Roscosmos, which capture the utter devastation caused by the Beirut port blast.
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Planetary defenses reinforced by new laser array that can spot ‘invisible’ space debris in broad daylight

Lasers are our go-to tool to track space debris above the Earth and help companies and nations alike avoid any unwanted contact in orbit. However, these defences have been operating under extreme limitations… until now.
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A Black Lives Matter Leader Just Toppled a Congressional Dynasty - vice

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“It is historic that this year, of all years, we’re sending a Black, working-class single mother who has been fighting for Black lives from Ferguson all the way to the halls of Congress” Cori Bush said during her victory speech.
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‘We’re just a pile of misery’: Victims of Germany’s child molesting ‘experiment’ tell RT of their nightmare that lives on

‘We’re just a pile of misery’: Victims of Germany’s child molesting ‘experiment’ tell RT of their nightmare that lives on

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Decades ago, they fought for survival every single day now they have to motivate themselves to live. RT listened to heartbreaking memories of two German men placed in the foster care of a known pedophile by Berlin authorities.

Last month, a damning report by Germany’s University of Hildesheim revealed that the Berlin Senate orchestrated a crackpot scheme that saw vulnerable children being placed in the care of known pedophiles for decades.

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This was a part of a harrowing “experiment” by controversial sexologist Helmut Kentler, whose perverted teachings claimed that sexual contact with adults does no harm to children. Pedophiles taking care of them would only “emancipate” their “sexuality,” as Kentler repeatedly put it in countless books and on TV.

He earned fame as a “progressive visionary” and became the darling of left-wing politicians, including West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, the future German chancellor.

Two victims of Kentler’s “experiment,” identified as Marco and Sven, told RT that it “was like we were being put up for sale.”

Their future foster father, Fritz H. as he came to be known in the German media, was kind and “tried to win us over” when they first met – perhaps like a hunter not wanting to scare away his prey.

He seemed to be friendly, unlike the real him.

Then it was whether he wanted to take us or not. We were not asked, we simply had to go,” Marco said. For him, the years-long nightmare began in a hospital where he first met Fritz, who Kentler described as an “expert” in child care. “A month later I was in his care. I didn’t even know I had been sent there,” he revealed.

What the boys didn’t know either was that the man was actually a convicted pedophile who lived alone in West Berlin. His criminal record didn’t stop the city youth welfare authorities from placing vulnerable children in his care on numerous occasions between the early 1970s and 2003. 

Fritz’s victims – some as young as six or seven – suffered unspeakable horrors while at his mercy. Several were sexually abused and raped, with one disabled boy dying in his care.

Both Marco and Sven said living with the pedophile was “a daily battle to survive.” The “total psychopath” would viciously exploit their greatest fears to force them into doing “things we wouldn’t normally do.”

It was ‘If you don’t do this, you’ll go back to orphanage’ or ‘If you don’t do what I want, you can eat rubbish out of the bin again.’

The victims were told there was nothing criminal in the abuse as “he is our father and we were young.” Yelling and punching was part of the boys’ everyday routine, which sometimes resembled the practices of an oppressive cult.

“He always said he didn’t beat us but the devil in us,” Marco said, adding that the physical violence tied them even stronger to their abuser. Both men agreed that “the worse the treatment, the more you felt this person was important to you” – textbook tactics totalitarian sects are said to use on members.

Marco and Sven spent years in total isolation. Fritz didn’t give them a proper education as he would have lost his caretaker status; he also prevented them from acquiring basic social skills like paying bills or renting an apartment. But there’s something more appalling that is “buried deep in our subconscious,” they say.

Every day you fight with yourself and have to motivate yourself to want to live on. When you lie in bed in the evening and these memories overwhelm you, sometimes you don’t want to live.

"Our lives have been destroyed, we are unable to work and we have become aware that we are just a pile of misery,” Marco said, with Sven adding bitterly, “I was and am a product of a child molester.”

The two men tried to hold accountable those who they say were complicit in ruining their lives, namely, executives of the Berlin Senate. But they are now waging an uphill battle, it turns out. The Senate tried to offer them €10,000 in compensation but seemed reluctant to press any charges.

Both victims are skeptical about the notorious report by the University of Hildesheim. Their experts were approved by the Senate itself, which seems “like a robber investigating his own robbery,” Sven said. He insisted there must be a further probe into “one of the greatest crimes of the post-war era.”

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