‘There will be more deaths’: NGOs on Trump’s anti-abortion rule

We asked NGOs how the reinstatement of the ‘global gag’ rule will impact what they do, and the people they work with. Here are some of the responses

Three days after his inauguration, Donald Trump reinstated the “global gag” rule, which prohibits the use of US aid money for abortions, prevents NGOs from using private funds for abortion services, from referring women to groups that provide abortions, and even from offering information on services.

We asked NGOs around the world to tell us how the policy impacted them in the past, and what it means for their work today.

This policy is going to undermine the reproductive health of our women

The policy will feed stigma around abortion and prevent millions from making informed decisions about their own bodies

This is not our first global gag rule rodeo – nor, sadly, is it likely to be our last

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Former player angry ‘nothing was done’ after alleging abuse by Bob Higgins

Former Peterborough youth player went to club four years ago with detailed complaint alleging he was groomed and brainwashed by coach but despite claims being passed to police and FA no action was then taken

A former youth footballer has expressed devastation that no action was taken after he made a formal and detailed complaint four years ago about the abuse he suffered at one of the clubs now at the centre of the scandal that has engulfed the sport.

The player, who was a rising star in Peterborough United’s youth set-up in the mid-1990s, went to the club in 2013 with serious complaints about how he was treated by Bob Higgins, one of the coaches now facing multiple allegations.

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Georgia law would allow ‘scarlet letter’ marking of non-citizen driver’s licenses

Activists warn against proposal they call unprecedented in scope as sponsor cites preventing non-citizens from voter registration

Georgia lawmakers are advancing a bill that would allow the state to add “non-citizen” to the driver’s licenses of legal residents and green card holders living in the state. While some states have similar demarcation on the licenses of undocumented immigrants, activists say the breadth of Georgia’s proposal is unprecedented.

Related: US border agents could make refugees and visa holders give social media logins

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Refugee children ‘devastated’ by end of Dubs scheme

Aid workers in Europe say children will risk their lives to cross the Channel as hope of legal route to the UK is removed

Aid workers in France, Greece and Italy said unaccompanied refugee children would be devastated by the curtailment of the Dubs scheme, and would respond by risking their lives to get to the UK illegally.

Charity workers in Calais said an estimated 200 asylum-seeking children were now living rough in the forests and woodland around the demolished refugee camp, many of whom had expected to be eligible to be transferred to the UK under the Dubs amendment.

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‘No one’s faced it down’: Arinzé Kene on tackling the UK riots in Good Dog

He’s played Sam Cooke, an EastEnders bad boy and a closeted footballer in The Pass. Now, Arinzé Kene has returned to writing plays – and to the violent summer of 2011 – with a searing account of escalating tension in London

Arinzé Kene puts himself into his plays. Not, as some actor-playwrights do, with plum parts and killer lines, but by threading his own life into the shows he stages. “All these plays are part of my story,” he says. “They’re all part of the makeup of me.”

The thing that strikes you about Kene is his gentleness. For a big guy, 6ft and broad-shouldered, there’s something prim about the soft-spoken 29-year-old sipping peppermint tea. His eyes, deep chestnut and long-lashed, are quite disarming.

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I would never wear a body camera while teaching in school. Here’s why | Lola Okolosie

Introducing surveillance would transform classrooms from spaces cultivating inquiry into centres wary of being caught out by an all-seeing eye

Ask most teachers and you’ll hear us admit, on occasion, that we’ve wished for a tool that could record the poor behaviour of a student. What could give sweeter satisfaction than watching little Joshua squirm at seeing his repeated whispering replayed for mortified parents? How pleasurable it would be to freeze on the moment of shoddy subterfuge where a hand slips out of a pocket and glides swiftly to the mouth. No longer would you need to wonder if the slow-moving jaw was a sign of chewing. You could rewind and pause, catching the moment a Juicy Fruit packet is brandished under the table with a pipeline of hands ready to receive contraband. Proof would be only a click away. If this sounds too strong a reaction for what is essentially kids being kids, then you’re not wrong.

We might like to imagine that this scenario is a touch too close to George Orwell’s vision of a draconian totalitarian state; a possibility only in the distant future. But perhaps it’s as good a time as any to remind people of that motivational aphorism: the future is now. This week it was announced that two UK schools are trialling teachers using body cameras in classrooms, so “fed up with low-level background disorder” have they become.

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Kingsmill massacre: no charges against man linked to palm print

Prosecutors say not enough evidence to charge man whose print was allegedly found on suspected getaway vehicle

A man whose palm print was allegedly found on a van suspected to have been used for a getaway in the 1976 Kingsmill massacre in Northern Ireland will not be prosecuted, it has been confirmed.

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) said on Thursday there was not enough evidence to bring charges against the unnamed 59-year-old man over the murder of 10 Protestants in south Armagh.

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All eyes are on Sir Mark Walport, the new supremo of UK science

Now we know the identity of the chief executive of UK Research and Innovation, the science community will be anxiously watching his first steps

The establishment of the £6bn umbrella organisation for UK science funding, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provoked debate across the research community since it was first mooted. Brainchild of a review by Sir Paul Nurse, UKRI will create what is in effect a new ‘super’ research council, sitting above the seven existing councils, and rolling in Innovate UK and Research England (the research arm of the Higher Education Funding Council for England).

The vision behind UKRI has not found favour in all quarters of British science. Martin Rees, former president of the Royal Society, has been particularly vocal in his opposition to UKRI’s creation, fearing the disruption it will bring, at exactly the same time as Brexit is creating wider uncertainties for research funding. Others fear a creeping bureaucratisation and loss of autonomy across the existing funding bodies, with their individual chief executives ceding status and influence to their new UKRI boss.

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Archbishop of Canterbury: ministers should reconsider child refugee decision

Justin Welby says he is ‘saddened and shocked’ by decision to stop accepting lone children, as faith leaders condemn move

The archbishop of Canterbury has led a groundswell of protest from faith leaders over the government’s announcement that it is ending its provision of safe haven for lone child refugees, calling for the decision to be reconsidered.

Justin Welby said he was “saddened and shocked” at the decision. “Our country has a great history of welcoming those in need, particularly the most vulnerable, such as unaccompanied children,” he said in a statement.

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I work with child refugees in Calais. Theresa May’s deception is a cruel act | Benny Hunter

The Dubs children abandoned by Britain now sleep under bushes, at the mercy of people smugglers and riot police. This is how we care for their best interests

Call it shameful, call it cruel. The UK now has an effective refugee ban of its very own, targeting the most vulnerable of the vulnerable: unaccompanied children. In the House of Lords yesterday, the minister for immigration, Robert Goodwill, announced the abandonment of the Dubs amendment to the Immigration Act. This was passed last May, after being designed by the peer and refugee Alf Dubs, who fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia as a child, one of thousands rescued in the Kindertransport effort.

Lord Dubs and his supporters had suggested the UK could potentially help 3,000 of the most vulnerable children in Europe - there are estimated to be 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children across the continent as a whole, including thousands who wait in the camps of Greece and Italy, described by Unicef as “alone and extremely vulnerable”. In itself, 3,000 was a modest and achievable number. But now, it emerges, we will be taking only 350 – including 200 who have already come over from the refugee camp in Calais – and we will then slam shut the door.

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Ted Malloch claims cast doubt on his credibility, says leading MEP

Gianni Pittella responds to contradictory statements reportedly made by Trump’s pick for EU ambassador

The credibility of Ted Malloch, the man tipped to be Donald Trump’s ambassador to the EU, is under question, the leader of one of the biggest political groups in the European parliament has said.

Gianni Pittella MEP, who leads the Socialists and Democrats, the second largest group in the chamber, responded to claims in the Financial Times about Malloch, who is said to have been interviewed by Trump for the Brussels role.

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