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Catalan trial: Big crowds for Artur Mas independence vote case

Thousands of supporters filled the streets outside a court in Barcelona on Monday as the former Catalan president Artur Mas went on trial.

He is accused of involvement in the Spanish region's unofficial vote on independence in November 2014.

Mr Mas is facing accusations of serious civil disobedience after the vote went ahead in defiance of Spain's constitutional court.

Prosecutors are calling for him to be disqualified from office for 10 years.

UN scheme to boost Syrian children’s education given $316m donation

More than $316m (£193m) was pledged on Wednesday to support Syrian children affected by the conflict as part of a UN-led initiative to alleviate the impact of the crisis on young people.

The EU pledged $145m, the US $90m and the UK $81.6m to the No Lost Generation initiative, which was launched last year by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and international donors.

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