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Stabbing At Apartment Complex Leaves 9 Injured, Including Refugees

Stabbing At Apartment Complex Leaves 9 Injured, Including RefugeesA stabbing spree at an Idaho apartment complex Saturday night has left nine



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Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense minister

Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense ministerBy Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter its territory but will continue to provide them with humanitarian aid, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday. More than 120,000 people in southwestern Syria have been forced to flee since the Syrian government launched an offensive to recover an area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from rebels, a monitoring group said. The Israeli military said an increased number of Syrian civilians had been spotted in refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan over the past few days, and that it had overnight sent aid supplies at four locations “to Syrians fleeing hostilities”.



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Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain

Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in SpainMore than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.



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Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdownAs Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation. For the hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority who have fled neighbouring Myanmar since an army crackdown last August, this is the first Eid-al-Fitr they have spent in the cramped tent cities. Rahim Uddin, a 35-year-old refugee, told AFP that the holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, was different this year.



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Myanmar says some Rohingya refugees returned voluntarily

Myanmar says some Rohingya refugees returned voluntarilyMyanmar says dozens of Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh have returned voluntarily and will be sent to a transit centre pending resettlement. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar after a violent army crackdown began last August in the western state of Rakhine, a process that the US and UN have described as ethnic cleansing. Myanmar has said it is ready to take them back and has traded accusations with Bangladesh over who is responsible for the delay in implementing a repatriation deal.



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Ex-Ambassador To Vietnam Quit Because Trump Planned To Deport More Refugees

Ex-Ambassador To Vietnam Quit Because Trump Planned To Deport More RefugeesAs deportations and detentions continue to rock the Vietnamese community in



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Refugees Fleeing Violence In Myanmar Have A New Worry: Elephants

Refugees Fleeing Violence In Myanmar Have A New Worry: ElephantsKUTUPALONG, Bangladesh ― Around midnight on Jan. 19, a heavy sound jolted



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The U.S. Should Not Be Subjecting Refugees To 'Reverse' Abortions

The U.S. Should Not Be Subjecting Refugees To 'Reverse' AbortionsA January report revealed Trump administration members discussed interfering with a young woman of color’s abortion while she was in federal custody. According to VICE News, officials in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) considered delaying a 17-year-old refugee’s abortion procedure and instead engaging in an experimental method to “reverse” the abortion ― a controversial practice that some anti-abortion advocates have campaigned for.



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Australia Is Still Waiting for the U.S. to Fulfill Its Pledge to Accept Refugees

Australia Is Still Waiting for the U.S. to Fulfill Its Pledge to Accept RefugeesOnly 200 refugees have been resettled since Trump agreed to accept 1,250



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Australia Is Still Waiting for the U.S. to Fulfill Its Pledge to Accept Refugees

Australia Is Still Waiting for the U.S. to Fulfill Its Pledge to Accept RefugeesOnly 200 refugees have been resettled since Trump agreed to accept 1,250



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