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Italy rescues 539 migrants from fishing boat

The Italian coastguard picked up 539 people from a fishing boat drifting near the small Mediterranean island of Lampedusa on Sunday in one of the largest single rescue operations on record, the BBC reports. The asylum seekers, who had come from Libya, included women and children, and many of them showed signs of having been physically abused prior to embarking, according to charity MSF (Doctors Without Borders).

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Analysis

Four weeks to COP27 — key issues and challenges

World leaders will meet in exactly four weeks to discuss some of the most pressing issues of climate change — amid escalating geopolitical tensions, and widespread mistrust in the developing world as green finance promises remain unfulfilled.

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The Iranian regime's expiration date

This 'headscarf revolution' is about women's rights and human rights in general, plus police brutality. Moreover, it is a leaderless revolution that is not driven by a leader or a group, but erupted spontaneously.

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Let's end Bulgaria and Romania's 11-year Schengen purgatory

The Schengen area is undoubtedly one of the EU's greatest achievements. Unrestricted travel benefits millions of European citizens and businesses. But for Bulgaria and Romania, the EU has yet to make this borderless dream come true.

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