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21st Sep 2018

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Amnesty: Libya anti-slavery mission 'is unrealistic'

Human rights campaign group Amnesty International said over the weekend a military operation to end slave trafficking in Libya, supported by the European Union, will not work. Amnesty's Franziska Vilmar told DW the plan to evacuate refugees stuck in camps was "unrealistic because the government neither runs all the camps nor does it have influence over them". She said it was "practically impossible to get everyone out of there".

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Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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