Thousands of young Central Americans at risk as refugee ban halts key program

The Central American Minors in-country refugee processing scheme, focused on helping victims of gang violence, suspended after Trump executive order

The lives of thousands of young Central Americans are in danger after a rescue programme targeting victims of gang violence was suspended under Donald Trump’s sweeping refugee ban.

The Central American Minors (CAM) in-country refugee processing scheme was halted after the US president’s executive order froze the US refugee admissions programme for 120 days, ostensibly to beef up security checks.

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Trump’s Black History Month speech a ‘dire forecast’ for black community

Rev Al Sharpton called the president’s self-referential Black History Month welcome event at the White House ‘tantamount to an insult’

On Monday Donald Trump marked the first day of black history month with a so-called “listening session”, culling together about a dozen black Americans, virtually all campaign supporters or administration staffers, to inaugurate the month. The meeting, which was only open to the press for about 12 minutes, resembled most of Trump’s interactions with the black community to date: self-referential and placing style ahead of substance, to the chagrin of civil rights advocates.

“It is a total reduction of the White House level of celebrating black history month,” the Rev Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, told the Guardian. “Our last three presidents, at a minimum, would have a celebration where they would have black culture, artists, and invited people that represent established civil rights groups.

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UK home to 80% of top-earning European bankers

Figures showing more than 4,000 City financiers were paid more than €1m in 2015 come as UK prepares for Brexit talks

More than 4,000 City-based financiers were paid more than €1m (£850,000) in 2015 – including one who received nearly €34m.

The latest data from regulator the European Banking Authority shows that 80% of the financiers across the EU who were classified as high earners – receiving more than €1m – were based in the UK.

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UK’s Christian leaders condemn Trump’s ‘fear-based policies’

Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster say policies based on exclusion will yield ‘terrible results’

Britain’s Christian leaders have attacked the policies of Donald Trump, saying they are based on fear and could lead to disastrous outcomes.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the global Anglican communion, said he would welcome the opportunity to try to change Trump’s mind.

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Reddit bans far-right groups altright and alternativeright

Final straw was groups’ participation in ‘doxing’, sharing private personal information without permission as a form of online harassment

Social media site Reddit has banned two of the largest far-right “subreddits” groups it hosts, altright and alternativeright.

The subreddits have been used in the organisation of America’s resurgent neofascist movement but the final straw for Reddit was the two groups’ participation in what is known as “doxing”: sharing private personal information without permission as a form of online harassment.

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Justin Welby: church should have done more over Smyth abuse claims

Archbishop of Canterbury says he checked police knew about claims against former colleague when they emerged in 2013

The Church of England should have done more to investigate allegations that young boys were abused by a former colleague of Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Welby said he was told in 2013 about the claims made against John Smyth, with whom he worked in the 1970s at a Christian holiday camp. Police had been notified of the allegations at the time, he said in a statement.

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Michael Fallon: UK government could block a Scottish referendum

UK defence secretary says government could deny giving Holyrood the legal power to stage a snap independence vote

Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has provoked a row over a second Scottish independence referendum by suggesting it would be blocked by the UK government.

Before backtracking in a BBC Radio Scotland interview on Thursday morning, Fallon told the Herald newspaper his government would not give Holyrood the necessary legal power to stage another referendum.

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Man who was sexually abused as a 13-year-old is denied compensation

Peter, now 19, who was groomed online and abused by 21 men, told by government agency that handles claims he ‘consented’

A man groomed online and sexually abused by a string of older men when he was 13 has been denied compensation because the agency that handles claims says he “consented” to the assaults.

Peter, who is now 19, was abused by 21 men, two of them teachers, who all acted independently. They were found guilty of charges including sexual activity with a child, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and meeting a child after sexual grooming.

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What’s the value of hosting a Super Bowl? Not as much as you’d think

Politicians love to brag about the financial perks of hosting a Super Bowl – but cities like Houston are buying themselves civic pride, not a boost to the economy

Congratulations on your Super Bowl, Houston. You fought hard to be world’s sports dateline this week, beating out South Florida when Dade County voters refused to cough up $350m to renovate the stadium down there. It doesn’t matter that the Dolphins finally financed the upgrade themselves. Miami and Fort Lauderdale aren’t the backdrops for every highlight show and morning FM sports zoo these next few days. That’s all you. And nothing says the big leagues bigger than the biggest game in the biggest sport.

Related: Super Bowl 51: what you need to know

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Devastating impact of meth in the womb exposed in South African schools

Extent of crisis becomes clear as children of women caught up in tik epidemic struggle with hyperactivity and aggression

Justin Summers has a mop of curly brown hair and enjoys playing marbles. Aged seven, he is on the cusp of starting his 12-year journey through South Africa’s education system.

But before he’s even started, the outlook for his education is dire. His ability to learn has been severely compromised because his mother, Agnes, used methamphetamine while pregnant with him. She is now expecting her fifth child, and is still using the narcotic.

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Tackling loneliness cannot rest with volunteers alone | Janet Morrison

The government is struggling to address the crisis in social care. Charities and volunteers can help, but we must not be the only answer

Barely a day goes by without one story or another highlighting the crisis in social care, and flagging the contribution failures in the health service are making to the problem. Added to this are the pressures of an ageing population in which many of the people living for longer are doing so with complex conditions.

The government argues it has taken short term steps to address the crisis, but as yet has offered no suggestion of how it might solve the problem long term.

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Tackling loneliness cannot rest with volunteers alone | Janet Morrison

The government is struggling to address the crisis in social care. Charities and volunteers can help, but we must not be the only answer

Barely a day goes by without one story or another highlighting the crisis in social care, and flagging the contribution failures in the health service are making to the problem. Added to this are the pressures of an ageing population in which many of the people living for longer are doing so with complex conditions.

The government argues it has taken short term steps to address the crisis, but as yet has offered no suggestion of how it might solve the problem long term.

Related: Why social workers in the voluntary sector should not feel overlooked

Volunteers from across the health and social care sectors are already providing essential services.

Related: The future of social care: what's the role of volunteers?

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