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Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

Washington - The US Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to block a federal judge's ruling that exempted grandparents of people living in the United States from President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Washington - A US federal judge weakened the terms of the Trump administration's controversial travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, dealing another legal setback to the government.

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Stockholm - British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a non-profit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.

Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees

Lagos - An upsurge in Boko Haram attacks and returnees from Cameroon are stretching camps for those made homeless by the conflict to breaking point, as the UN warned against forcing people back to northeast Nigeria.

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Washington - US President Donald Trump's order to block arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries takes partial effect Thursday after he won a Supreme Court victory over rights groups.

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Birut - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN urges Morocco and Algeria to help stranded Syrians

Rabat - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Morocco and Algeria to provide safe passage for dozens of Syrian refugees trapped in no-man's land between the two countries.

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report

New York - More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Angola feels pressure of DR Congo refugees

Dundo - Hundreds of people from Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region have been pouring into neighbouring Angola every day for more than a month to escape violence plaguing their homes.

Not welcome: Japan tough to crack for refugees

Toukyo - It has been a decade since Liliane last saw her little girl. She fled Africa in fear for her life, leaving behind everything she knew and loved in the hope of a fresh start in Japan.

Refugees-turned-language teachers learn new life

Rio De Janeiro - When Hadi Bakkour fled Syria's civil war, he lost almost everything except one precious gift that gave him new life on the other side of the world: his language.

Syrian refugees are New York tourists for the day

New York - After fleeing war in Syria and arriving in America with her family four months ago, for one day Mona Hafez is not a refugee. She is a tourist seeing the sights of New York."Coming to the park was really fun. Riding the subway was awesome.

Aid hit record in 2016, driven by migrant flows: OECD

Paris - Wealthy countries boosted their aid spending in 2016, investing a record $143 billion (135 billion euros) in overseas development as migrants continued to pour into Europe, the OECD said Tuesday.The 8.

Circus arts help Syrian children make new life

Mardin - Laughter rings out and there is an atmosphere of excitement and joyful chaos. Children are perched on stilts, others spin plates or happily perform aerial dances.

Syrian refugees settle in Egypt, give up on West

Cairo - After fleeing to Egypt from the war devastating their country, more Syrians are abandoning migration to the West fearing racism and culture shock, and instead are settling in Cairo.

400,000 'trapped' in west Mosul's Old City: UN

Geneva - About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by the Islamic State group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday."They are desperate for food.

Avoiding risky sea journey, Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

Birut - Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy."Torino! Pronto! Cappuccino!

Germany to use speech software to determine origins of refugees

Germany plans on using speech analysis software to help determine refugees' countries of origin. The software will be tested within the next two weeks.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

Terror trial opens for Germans accused of refugee attacks

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group went on trial Tuesday over terrorism charges, accused of a series of attacks against refugees and political opponents.
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Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp, November 2012
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Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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Women and children among Syrian refugees striking at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station 4 September 2015
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Migrants on the Hungarian M1 motorway on their march towards the Austrian border.
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Internally displaced people  fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
Internally displaced people, fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants. Jim Gurnett.
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Displaced people in the CAR capital Bangui find refuge in the unfinished church at St. Paul Parish after fleeing clashes, December 21, 2013.
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Villagers fleeing their homes in Sake, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province, after fighting erupted between FARDC Government forces and rebel groups
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh, Syria.
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George Clooney discusses about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.
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Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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African refugees in Hong Kong.
African refugees in Hong Kong.
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The case was brought by an Orthodox Christian couple who had fled, with their three children, from the Syrian city of Aleppo where a government offensive late last year led to a mass exodus of civilians
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Syrian refugees shout slogans against Assad at Boynuyogun refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border
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Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
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Protesters rally on September 26, 2014 in Sydney opposing Australia's plan to send asylum-seekers to Cambodia
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A Turkish police officer stands next to the body of a migrant child on the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on September 2, 2015 after a boat carrying refugees sank while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp a...
A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni on March 14, 2016
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