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Child refugees in northern France are facing exploitation and violence on a daily basis​, including threats from adult men armed with knives and machetes, Unicef has warned.

An alarming report has revealed that unaccompanied minors who lived in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp in Dunkirk before it burnt down last week were “constantly fearful” of sexual abuse and attacks with weapons, and that no one – including the police – was there to care for them or to protect them.

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Demonstrators from far-right groups clashed with anti-fascist protesters in central London on Saturday, as British police imposed restrictions to try to keep the opposing groups apart. Authorities arrested 14 people for various offenses. Protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square and spilled on to nearby roads. London's Metropolitan Police imposed conditions on the march and rally Saturday by Britain First and the English Defence League. Organizers described the event as a response to the...

Police have launched a hate crime investigation after a 17-year-old boy was brutally beaten by a gang after revealing he was an asylum seeker.

The Kurdish Iranian refugee was in a critical condition in hospital after the attack, which took place in Croydon, South London.

Police believe eight people approached the boy as he sat at a bus stop with friends outside a pub in the Shrublands area.

DS Kris Blamires from Croydon CID said: “It is understood that the suspects...

A Northern Ireland Coca-Cola factory recently found 'human waste' in their Coke cans. The beverage giant and Northern Ireland authorities are investigating the incident.

Coke says no contaminated cans made it onto the market, but did not comment on whether "human waste" is the cause of the ubiquitous soft drink's aftertaste.

The factory, which is located in Lisburn, County Antrim, is responsible for receiving empty and open Coke cans. It fills them with soda before sealing them...

A man believed to be one of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, whom British police claimed to have helped to arrest and extradite to Italy, seems to have said this week that he remains at large and that an innocent man was seized and extradited in his place.

In private messages sent from his Facebook account and later seen by the Guardian, Medhanie Yehdego Mered said that another Eritrean man facing trial on Tuesday in Sicily, accused of being Mered, is in fact the victim of...

One of Britain's biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus Wilson, has banned 'coloured' people from renting his properties because, he says, they leave them smelling of curry.

In an email to a letting agent acting on his behalf Mr Wilson, who runs a property empire in Kent, said: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

When contacted by The Sun Mr Wilson defended his comments, saying : “To be honest, we’re getting overloaded with coloured people....

Racists have been sharing a photo of a woman caught up in the Westminster terror attacks on Twitter.

Showing a woman in a brown headscarf, some Twitter users called her a ‘monster’ for being on her phone.

Yet Londoners pointed out white people were doing the same and she showed signs of being distressed.

The as-of-yet unidentified woman was snapped walking past a woman lying on the ground of Westminster Bridge.

A woman is on the phone, another is blowing her nose...

Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.

The home secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that the government could not read messages protected by end-to-end encryption and said she had summoned leaders of technology companies to a meeting...

A group of ‘neo-Nazi’ extremists will march through Edinburgh next week to mark “Global White Pride Day”.

The march is planned for the same day as a Sikh religious festival in Edinburgh, which will see hundreds take to the streets in a Nagar Kirtan procession, a traditional display of martial arts, hymns and music.

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) claim the National Front has organised the demonstration, in collaboration with other far-right groups.

The event appears to be...

A few days ago, a German school announced that it had banned Muslim students from using prayer mats in order to stop them from displaying their religion “in a provocative manner”. I read this with a sad sense of familiarity: it reminds me of the sense of fear and anxiety that I myself feel as a young British Muslim in 2017.

On a day-to-day basis, I am hyperconscious about where I am sitting in a café or a park, when I do my daily Quran reading — who around me might see the Arabic...

A man has been told he will be deported from the UK weeks after he saved two children from a house fire in Manchester. Robert Chilowa, who was commended by police for the rescue, said the order felt like a “slap in the face”.

The Zimbabwean national was hospitalised for smoke inhalation after the fire at his neighbour’s house and says officials have now also told him he cannot use the NHS.

“I did a great job but now what they are saying is, ‘Get lost’,” he said on Friday. “...

A group of activists who occupied a building owned by Oxford University and used the space as a shelter for the city’s homeless population have been evicted. Twenty people have been sleeping at the shelter, which has its own kitchen and showering facilities, since New Year’s Eve. The building has been vacant since it was purchased by Wadham College in 2015 and will eventually be turned into student accommodation.

Iffley Open House, which is run by concerned members of the local...

My friend, a non-EU migrant, had just found out that his work visa had been rejected because of an administrative blunder. I didn’t have much to offer him except a hug and my understanding of what it feels like to have your future hanging in the balance in a system that’s designed to frustrate rather than facilitate justice.

Wherever you sit in the system, there’s usually someone worse off. My friend was daunted by the appeals process that lay ahead but expressed relief that at least...

The Burnley Express reports on a woman who has been fined for hurling racist abuse at a Muslim taxi driver and assaulting a police officer following a night out in Burnley.

Jessica Horne, 26, insulted taxi driver Fiyaz Ahmed “20 times” and spat at him during a rant at a taxi office in Church Street, Burnley on January 22.

Burnley Magistrates court heard Ms Horne and her then partner, Daniel Atkinson, 28, had been out drinking when Ms Horne went into the taxi office at 5.30am...

A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed.

An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.

The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries, found majorities in all but two of the ten states opposed...