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Rohingya feel like prisoners in giant Bangladesh camp

Cox's Bazar - Hasina Begum's earliest memory is of watching the jungle cut down to expand the camp in Bangladesh that is the only home the 31-year-old Rohingya refugee has ever known.

Mud and misery for refugees as Bangladesh tent city grows

Cox's Bazar - Two hours' walk from the nearest road, with no toilets or clean water and little proper shelter, the vast area of scrubland Bangladesh has set aside for more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees is a miserable place to call home.

Anti-G20 protesters vow to camp across German host city

Hamburg - Anti-capitalist protesters vowed Monday to occupy public spaces across Hamburg with tents, as tensions with police rise days before the German city hosts a G20 summit.

In Greek port, migrants play cat and mouse with police

Patras - Khalid, a 13-year-old from Afghanistan, spends his days in squalor repeatedly trying to scale a metal fence separating him from the better life he dreams about at night.

Greek police evacuate Athens migrant camp

Atenas - Greek police early Friday began evacuating the last remaining migrants and refugees from a makeshift camp at Hellinikon, a disused former airport and ex-Olympic facility south of Athens, officials said.

Paris police clear hundreds of migrants from tent camp

Paris - Police on Tuesday evacuated a tent camp in northern Paris where more than 1,600 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, Sudan and Eritrea, were living in squalid conditions.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

The 'Jungle' migrant camp in France: five key questions

Paris - France began clearing the so-called "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern city of Calais on Monday ahead of its planned demolition.Here are five key questions to explain what is at stake:What is the 'Jungle'?

Paris police dismantle camp housing 2,100 migrants

Paris - Police in Paris on Friday evacuated a tent camp where some 2,100 migrants were living in squalid conditions, the latest operation to dismantle camps sprouting up around the French capital.

First Paris refugee camp to open in mid-October

Paris - Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday, unveiling plans to take hundreds of people off the streets as France struggles to accommodate migrants.

Review: Clowns are the stars of campy, frenetic ‘39 Steps’ in Toronto Special

Toronto - Ravi Jain may be one of Toronto’s hottest theatre directors, but he hasn’t forgotten his clowning roots. That’s clear from “The 39 Steps”, in which he turns the classic Alfred Hitchcock film into a crazily entertaining screwball free-for-all.

Community center south of San Francisco destroyed by fire

Millbrae - Officials in suburban Millbrae, 15 miles south of San Francisco, scrambled to find alternatives Thursday after the city's community center was destroyed by fire.

Paris dismantles camp housing over 2,600 migrants

Paris - Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Rehabilitation camp for Boko Haram fighters to open in April

Lagos - A rehabilitation camp for hundreds of Boko Haram Islamists who have surrendered to the Nigerian military is set to open later in April, a military spokesman told AFP on Friday.

Work ends to clear shelters in part of France migrant camp

Calais - Work to clear the last makeshift shelters from part of the migrant camp known as "The Jungle" in the northern French port of Calais was completed Wednesday.

Govt raises safety concerns as new French refugee camp opens

Calais - France's first international-standard refugee camp opened on Monday despite opposition from Paris but the central government's local representative raised safety concerns that could suspend its operations.

France opens new refugee camp as Calais residents protest

Calais - France's first international-standard refugee camp opened in the teeth of official opposition Monday while Calais residents protested over the impact of the migrant crisis.

Demolition at French migrant camp enters third day

Calais - French demolition workers set about razing makeshift shelters in the "Jungle" migrant camp for a third day Wednesday under close watch of dozens of police officers equipped with water cannon.

France's 'Jungle' migrants watch helplessly as bulldozers destroy their homes

Calais - Viciously cold wind and rain helped dampen resistance in the "Jungle" refugee camp in northern France on Tuesday, leaving migrants to watch helplessly as bulldozers continued the gradual destruction of their makeshift homes.

Clashes as France starts destroying 'Jungle' migrant camp

Calais - Clashes broke out between French riot police and migrants on Monday as authorities began destroying makeshift shelters in the grim shantytown on the edge of Calais known as the "Jungle".

France's 'Jungle' migrant camp begins transformation

Calais - Work started Thursday in the migrant camp known as the "Jungle" near the northern French port of Calais to build improved accommodation for 1,500 people, according to AFP journalists at the scene.

Migrants clash with police as security stepped up at French camps

Lille - French police clashed with stone-throwing migrants near the northern French port of Calais on Thursday, leading the local mayor to call for their camp to be "immediately dismantled".

Deep in the forest, Dutch prepare to welcome migrants

Nijmegen - Deep in a tranquil Dutch forest a transformation is taking place, as the Netherlands scrambles to set up camp for thousands of migrants who will start arriving this week.

Mitch Goudy sets up camp by partnering with 'Stay Outdoors'

Rising country music singer Mitch Goudy has set up a new camp, thanks to an exclusive deal with "Stay Outdoors," which assembles vacations for fans.

Authorities dismantle giant homeless camp in Silicon Valley

San Jose - Santa Clara County authorities began removing Thursday dozens of plywood shelters and ratty tents used by homeless people in Silicon Valley, the heart of the nation's high-tech industry.

7-yr-old Sierra Jane Downing catches bubonic plague from fleas

Denver - A 7-year-old girl from Pagosa Springs, Sierra Jane Downing fell sick after she returned from a camping trip in Colorado. Her parents thought she had the flu, but after a seizure, they rushed her to a hospital where she was diagnosed with bubonic plague.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
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Residents near Aweil  Sudan  flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
Residents near Aweil, Sudan, flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
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An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta  Botswana
An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Tents are in almost ever...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Tents are in almost every area of St. James Park. The St. James Church is providing some support to the protesters.
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A typical squatter camp in South Africa  known officially as an  informal settlement.
A typical squatter camp in South Africa, known officially as an "informal settlement."
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Sultan Muslim (C) poses with her newborn son  Muhammed Obama Muslim  at Suruc Rojava refugee camp in...
Sultan Muslim (C) poses with her newborn son, Muhammed Obama Muslim, at Suruc Rojava refugee camp in Sanliurfa on October 22, 2014
Ilyas Akengin, AFP
The camp for Occupy Toronto
The camp for Occupy Toronto
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. The photographer was tol...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. The photographer was told that one of the subjects in this photo was an undercover reporter.
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Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22  taken by DigitalGlobe
Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22, taken by DigitalGlobe
Via Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and DigitalGlobe © 2012.
NO HOME: A homeless man sits on a milk crate on 16th Street in San Francisco s Mission District. Six...
NO HOME: A homeless man sits on a milk crate on 16th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. Sixty miles to the south, authorities in San Jose began Thursday dismantling one of the country's largest homeless encampment, displacing scores of residents.
Franco Folini/Wikimedia Commons
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Chopping wood for the  s...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Chopping wood for the 'sacred' fire.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. It looks like it may be ...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. It looks like it may be the spot for some new love connections.
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Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22  taken by DigitalGlobe
Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22, taken by DigitalGlobe
Via Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and DigitalGlobe © 2012.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
refugee camp in Netherlands
refugee camp in Netherlands
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. A dispute being settled ...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. A dispute being settled with non-violence.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
SCOUTS: Yeoman 2nd Class Krystal Trotter reaches for a box of Thin Mints at Camp Carroll in Waegwan ...
SCOUTS: Yeoman 2nd Class Krystal Trotter reaches for a box of Thin Mints at Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, after more than 30,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies arrived at the base. Chief Gunner’s Mate Keith Anderson and Aviation Boatswain's Mate Altraneise Phillips also prepare to distribute the treats.
Todd Macdonald/U.S. Navy

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