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    • Child refugees at Calais plunged into despair by plan to close camp

      Charities claim that self-harm and mental health problems have soared and attack Home Office?s failure to rehouse children

      Incidents of self-harm and depression among children in the Calais refugee camp are increasing as the mental health of unaccompanied minors deteriorates in advance of the site?s demolition. Charities, volunteers and aid agencies say they were witnessing psychological collapse among many of the site?s child refugees after President François Hollande confirmed last week that the camp would be shut down.

      One senior official from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that some child refugees had threatened to harm themselves if the camp was destroyed. Aid workers also said other unaccompanied minors, many of whom are eligible to claim asylum in the UK, had talked about killing themselves, such was their despair over the camp?s future.

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    • Russia warns US not to intervene as hospital is hit in latest Aleppo blitz
      Strike by Assad regime?s helicopters leaves residents in east of the war-torn city with next to no access to essential healthcare


      An unrelenting Russian and Syrian blitz of eastern Aleppo heavily damaged one of the city?s three remaining hospitals on Saturday, as Moscow warned that any American attempts to stop its assault would lead to ?frightening tectonic shifts in the Middle East?.

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    • One dead and 18 injured after Rangers FC fans´ coach crashes on way to match

      Accident on roundabout near Kilmarnock as fans travelled to match with Partick Thistle leaves 18 Nith Valley Loyal Rangers supporters in hospital

      A 39-year-old man has died after a coach carrying Glasgow Rangers football supporters crashed on the way to a Scottish Premiership match. Eighteen other people are recovering in hospital.

      One fan was cut free from the wreckage and airlifted to hospital. Among those also taken to hospital were two women, one who injured her leg and another who sustained cuts to her head and ear.

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    • Clinton mocks Trump with 3am tweets on national service scholarships

      In response to Trump?s predawn Twitter rant against Venezuelan American beauty queen, Clinton campaign posted plans to create National Service Reserve

      In response to Donald Trump?s predawn Twitter rant against a Venezuelan American pageant queen, Hillary Clinton?s campaign mocked the Republican presidential nominee with a 3am tweetstorm of her own.

      Unlike in the Republican nominee?s late-night postings, there was no mention of an apparently fictional sex tape.

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    • Mike Towell death prompts renewed calls for boxing ban

      MP Paul Flynn says boxing is uniquely dangerous sport because ?whole purpose is to render opponent unconscious?

      Doctors, health experts and politicians have repeated demands that boxing should be banned following the death of Scottish fighter Mike Towell.

      The 25-year-old boxer was carried from the ring on a stretcher after a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrew?s Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday night.

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