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Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees

Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugeesBy Riham Alkousaa BERLIN (Reuters) – Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country’s political debate over migrants. Violent crime rose by about 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, a study showed. It noted, however, that migrants settling from war-torn countries such as Syria were much less likely to commit violent crimes that those from other places who were unlikely to be given asylum.



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'Let's Not Extinguish Hope in Their Hearts.' Pope Francis Calls for Empathy Toward Migrants and Refugees

'Let's Not Extinguish Hope in Their Hearts.' Pope Francis Calls for Empathy Toward Migrants and Refugees"Let’s not suffocate their expectations of peace"



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Federal Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on Refugees

Federal Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on RefugeesA federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the U.S.



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Pope Francis On Meeting Rohingya Refugees: 'I Wept'

Pope Francis On Meeting Rohingya Refugees: 'I Wept'After facing criticism for not speaking out against Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims during his visit to the Southeast Asian country last week, Pope Francis defended his silence on Saturday, saying he’d spoken privately about the humanitarian crisis with the nation’s leaders and that he believed a more direct approach would have backfired.



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Pope Francis Prays Alongside Rohingya Muslim Refugees During Trip To Bangladesh

Pope Francis Prays Alongside Rohingya Muslim Refugees During Trip To BangladeshPope Francis met and prayed alongside 16 Muslim refugees in Bangladesh on Friday, using the word “Rohingya” for the first time during a papal trip to Asia filled with diplomatic tensions.



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Pope says 'Rohingya' in emotional encounter with refugees

Pope says 'Rohingya' in emotional encounter with refugeesDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and persecution they have endured, demanded their rights be recognized and pronounced the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: "Rohingya."



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Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against ICE For Detaining Cambodian Refugees

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against ICE For Detaining Cambodian RefugeesCivil rights groups have launched a class action lawsuit against federal immigration authorities after a series of recent raids led to the detention of more than 100 Cambodian refugees who could now face deportation.



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UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'GENEVA (AP) — UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.



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Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees Home

Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees HomeThousands of Afghans have been returned from Europe only to be killed, injured, or left to live in constant fear



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Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugees

Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugeesA Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded in custody a Buddhist monk charged with leading a mob which evicted Rohingya refugees, including 16 children, from a UN-protected shelter.



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