Refugees

'Bleeding heart liberal' changes view on refugees after working on migrant rescue boats

The caller, whose husband worked on the boats last year, said they were both previously thought of as “bleeding heart liberals” but have since …

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“Game of Thrones’” Lena Headey had this important thing to say about the treatment of refugees

While her character on <i>Game of Thrones</i> might cause death and destruction, Lena Headey has spoken up in support of refugees, noting the “horrendous and …

Game of Thrones

Refugees evade Trump by fleeing to Canada across freezing border

When he arrived in the US four years ago, Abdi’s life was like a lot of 20-somethings. He found a job in a Boston grocery store, stocking food and …

Canada

8 drown as migrant boat sinks off Lesbos

At least eight people, including a child, have drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, the …

World News

The number of Afghan refugees allowed to stay in Germany has dramatically dropped

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany approved just under 48 percent of asylum applications from Afghan migrants in the first two months of 2017, down from close to 78 percent in 2015, the Passauer Neue Presse German newspaper reported on Sunday.<p>The newspaper, citing a response from the German interior …

Immigration

Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers

<b>An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers.</b><p>Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels.<p>Organisations involved in rescue operations have …

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Syrian refugees clean Ottawa park to say thank you to community that welcomed them

About 30 volunteers gathered Sunday morning to help tidy up Ogilvie North Park<p>A group of Syrian refugee children in Ottawa helped clean a park near …

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OPINION: China, Don’t Force Refugees Back to North Korea

China should immediately disclose the whereabouts of eight North Korean refugees currently detained in China, publicly pledge that none of them will be returned to North Korea, and provide them with asylum or allow departure to a third country of their choice, Human Rights Watch said today. North …

Human Rights

City of Lost Children

The Za’atari refugee camp is huge. The scale really hits you as you drive through the main streets with stocked shops, soccer grounds and teenagers …

World News

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

<b>A girl of eight who survived when the car she was in sank in Australia, killing three family members, has described her desperate struggle to raise the alarm.</b><p>Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to "go up for air", then "just kept floating up out".<p>She said of her lost family …

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Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist has returned to Italy after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without proper permission.<p>Gabriele Del Grande, a blogger and documentary maker who has written about refugees, was detained after …

Mediterranean

Kellie Leitch vows to deport border crossers after visit to Manitoba border town

Refugee advocate says Safe Third Country Agreement forcing asylum seekers to make dangerous trek<p>Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is …

Canada

Three people drown as boat capsizes in Yamuna near Allahabad

The police have registered an FIR against the boatman for allowing people over the vessel’s capacity.<p>A boat carrying over a dozen people capsized in …

Uttar Pradesh

Border agency downplays danger

The union representing border guards at Emerson says half of the asylum seekers crossing into Canada there lately have criminal records, but the …

Canada

WATCH: Children of Mosul say ISIS “ruined our future”

Children describe ISIS leaders taking over their schools in series of UNICEF videos<p>As hundreds of thousands of families flee ISIS-controlled western Mosul, where fighting is still underway, and attempt to reach safety in East Mosul, UNICEF is scrambling to provide aid and set up emergency …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Game of Throne’s Lena Headey Discusses the UK’s Treatment of Refugees

<i>Game of Thrones’</i> Lena Headey is currently filming <i>The Flood</i>, an upcoming drama in which she portrays an immigration officer charged with determining …

Game of Thrones

Seattle group sends postcards seeking help for camp cleanup

Neighborhood group sends postcards to city hall depicting homeless camps hoping to spark improvements in living conditions

Homelessness

Michigan puts sleep on hold, soaks up Roman culture hours after arrival in Italy

Michigan began its eight-day tour of Rome on Sunday.

Michigan

Border towns mobilizing to help asylum-seekers coming to Canada

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—As the flow of asylum-seekers crossing into Canada continues, residents in towns along the Canada-U.S. border are quietly …

Canada

Whale Stranded Off Orchard Beach

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Whales

Celine Cooper: Let's act to regularize flow of asylum seekers

Is the United States still a safe country for asylum seekers?<p>It’s debatable. But the rising number of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada — …

Immigration

The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here’s what this means for human security.

Climate change is more than melting ice caps and swamped islands. The environmental effects of climate change — droughts, floods and severe weather, for instance — have increasingly put more people on the move.<p>In 2015, the U.N. Refugee Agency counted 65.3 million people around the world as …

Climate Change

Pope Francis rebuked for calling migrant centres ‘concentration camps’

Pope Francis has urged governments to get migrants and refugees out of holding centres, saying many had become “concentration camps”.During a visit …

Pope Francis

Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Can all hope be lost?<p>I used to think not.<p>I used to think that no matter how tough life gets for people, they always have hope to cling to – to get them through it.<p>Then I met some Rohingya refugees on a trip to Bangladesh last month. Reporter Michael Sullivan and I were there to report on the latest …

World News

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 Syrian refugees across border

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrian migrants across the countries' shared border, criticising it for "inhumane behaviour" in the …

Immigration

Puyol meets refugees in Greece ahead of 'clasico'

Former Spain captain Carles Puyol posed for selfies and talked soccer with more than 1,000 refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, before the "clasico" …

Sports

Barbed wire eyebrows give new meaning to “looking sharp”

You probably know we’re all about eyebrows and trying to get the perfect look. Trying. Now, we discovered that barbed wire eyebrows give new meaning …

World News

EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

In agreement with the EU-Turkey migrant deal, 60 rejected asylum seekers in Greece have been returned to Turkey.<p>According to dailysabah.com, the 60 …

Immigration

More refugees are dying than ever before - and the people trying to save them are under attack

More than 1,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year as charities battling to stem the record deaths increasingly come …

World News

John Waters Is Running His Very Own Sleepaway Camp for Adults

The word camp has two primary definitions in the English dictionary. 1: “<i>a place with temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures,</i> …

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