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UK teen who joined IS gives birth in Syrian refugee camp

UK teen who joined IS gives birth in Syrian refugee campA teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return to Britain on Sunday gave birth in a refugee camp, as European governments grapple with what to do with returning jihadists ahead of a US troop pullout. Shamima Begum, whose fate has stirred controversy ever since she and two friends fled London to join the terror network in 2015 aged just 15, told Sky News she had delivered a boy. “I just gave birth so I’m really tired,” the 19-year-old said as she made a renewed appeal to be allowed back to Britain with her newborn baby.



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Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to AustraliaRefugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a harrowing two months in Thai detention, as his supporters called for an investigation into why he was arrested in the first place. “I want to thank Australia,” said a smiling Araibi, ending an ordeal that saw him jailed during his honeymoon and threatened with extradition to his native Bahrain. “I don’t have citizenship yet, but my country is Australia.



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The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugeeBANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local):



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In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee camp

In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee campExtreme cold led to the deaths of at least 16 people across the U.S. this week, while frigid conditions killed babies and children at a refugee camp in Syria this week.



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'I did it': Saudi teen fleeing alleged family abuse arrives in Canada as an asylum refugee

'I did it': Saudi teen fleeing alleged family abuse arrives in Canada as an asylum refugeeThe 18-year-old barricaded herself in an airport hotel in Bangkok and took to Twitter when Thai authorities threatened to deport her.



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Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them. “I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism,” Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a “tinderbox”.



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British Teenager Charged Over Assault of 15-Year-Old Syrian Refugee

British Teenager Charged Over Assault of 15-Year-Old Syrian RefugeeA video of the incident, which took place on October 25, has circulated widely on social media



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Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To Holocaust

Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To HolocaustSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wasn't impressed when Rep.-elect Alexandria



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Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language

Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language"She was like, 'You can leave, or I'm calling the cops'"



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German minister says refugee deal reached with Italy

German minister says refugee deal reached with ItalyInterior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday that Germany had reached a deal with Italy to return migrants who have already applied for asylum there and added he expected it to be signed soon. “I have just heard that the deal with Italy has also been agreed,” Seehofer told the Bundestag lower house of parliament. The deals are part of a compromise between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Seehofer’s Bavarian Christian Social Union that appears to resolve a dispute over returning migrants that nearly split them and brought down the government.



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