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Border walls and deportations:

  Border walls and deportations: Biden’s migrant plans prompt outrage UN says estimate of 320 fatalities is being verified, although local authorities put the death toll at 100, with 500 injured A series of violent earthquakes in western Afghanistan have killed hundreds of people.    The United Nations said more than 320 people had lost their lives, but later said the number was still being confirmed. A local Taliban official told the Guardian that the death toll was "much higher."     "The number of martyrs is huge, and many are still lying under the rubble," said a local Taliban official. “The Islamic Emirate is doing its best to help its people, but we need help.”      A preliminary report from the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that "significant losses are likely to occur and the disaster could be widespread." “Past events at this alert level required a regional or national response.”      Maps posted on

Black girl at centre of Irish gymnastics race row ‘badly let down’, says ministry

  Statement comes as it emerges that head of Ireland’s sporting authority told family girl’s treatment was not racist Ireland’s sports ministry has said that a young gymnast at the centre of a racism row was “badly let down”, as it emerged that the head of the country’s sporting authority told the family last year that the girl’s treatment wasn’t racist. Una May, the CEO of Sports Ireland, said the judge who ignored the only black gymnast in the competition lineup had got the medals “tangled up”, in comments witnessed by at least two people outside the family. Video of the event in March 2022 shows a judge handing out medals for participation to a line of young gymnasts, but ignoring the only black girl. A photographer, coach and other officials fail to intervene. A mediation settlement reached with the family involved the judge taking anti-racism training May’s remarks are likely to deepen concerns about systemic racism in Irish sport. By the time she met the family, at the SportsFest