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How I moved to the US from Soviet Russia in 1980

In the final instalment of our series, Elena Gorokhova describes how she arrived to live in the US from Soviet Russia in 1980 and found her new country's unquestioning optimism and dizzying consumer choices strangely alienating

Handling of female asylum seekers ‘puts UK to shame’

The hidden plight of women asylum seekers detained in Britain is exposed today as a major new report warns that female rape and torture victims are being locked up indefinitely, suffering from depression and being intimidated by male guards.

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MPs warn Home Office is failing on human trafficking

The Home Office should be stripped of almost all its front-line responsibilities for monitoring human trafficking because of poor decision-making and shambolic data collection, a cross-party group of MPs is expected to recommend this week.