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U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as Citigroup’s earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties. Equities opened higher as …


Pro-Russian gunmen seize police station in Ukraine

Gunmen have seized a police station in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland amid a tense deadlock in the country’s east, where armed pro-Russian protesters have barricaded themselves inside government buildings and demanded independence from Kiev. Full story

Pictured: Policemen guard the regional prosecutor’s office in the Donetsk after separatists tried to storm the building. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images


Each year, around 15,000 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK on short-term visas to work as cooks, cleaners, housekeepers and nannies for wealthy foreign families. Many of them are women from very poor backgrounds in countries like the Philippines, Morocco, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Employers are often drawn from Gulf states, and stay in some of London’s most expensive neighbourhoods. Yet new research published this week by Human Rights Watch shows these workers are being subjected to very serious abuses.

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Photo: Zawa, Central African Republic. Anti-balaka military patrol. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

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