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August 4, 2017 4:11 AM Trump-Turnbull transcript: PM defends refugee deal after opponents point to 'gaping holes' exposed by call

The Prime Minister has rejected accusations the US refugee deal is a charade after a transcript of his combative January phone call with US President Donald Trump was leaked. Malcolm Turnbull has come under fire from refugee advocates and the Opposition in the wake of the leak to the Washington Post. But the Prime Minister also emphasised the US was not obliged 31

July 27, 2017 9:43 PM Angelina Jolie’s new $25 million home REVEALED as she admits decorating was ‘Brad’s thing'

In addition to her film career, Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air,” Angelina commented. “[This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re 28

July 27, 2017 9:00 AM EU launches new aid scheme for Greece to help refugees with rent, cash

ATHENS, July 27 (Reuters) - The European Commission offered 209 million euros ($245 million)in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern Europe, have been stranded in Greece 20

July 24, 2017 3:35 PM This 12-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Is Aiming To Be Taekwando World Champion

Rayan Sleiman is a 12-year-old Syrian refugee who has a dream: “I would like to be a world champion. I want people to wonder how a little girl was able to discover taekwondo and defend herself,” she says. Sleiman lives in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp with her sister Zeinab, and is among dozens of Syrian children taking Taekwondo classes as part of an initiative 33

July 4, 2017 9:39 PM SHOCK FIGURES: Seven out of 10 migrants crossing to Europe are not refugees, UN reveals

THE United Nations (UN) has made shocking claims that the majority of migrants are not refugees but are in fact economic migrants searching for a better life. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said seven in 10 people found crossing the Mediterranean are not legitimate refugees but are economic migrants, while the rest are in genuine “need of protection 32

July 3, 2017 6:42 PM UN admits 7 out of ten migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya are NOT refugees as crisis sparks hostility and violence in Italy

The UN has said that seven in 10 people crossing the Mediterranean from Libya are economic migrants and the rest are 'people in need of protection' like refugees and asylum-seekers. The U.N. refugee agency says people smuggling and migrant flows in Libya are on the rise, so Europe may face increased flows of migrants and refugees in the future 18

June 16, 2017 10:24 AM IS has 100,000 civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul's Old City: UN

The UN said Friday that Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul. Iraqi forces are fighting to retake Mosul from IS, after the jihadist group overran the city in 2014, imposing its brutal rule on its inhabitants. The UN refugee agency's representative in Iraq Bruno Geddo 24

June 13, 2017 11:39 AM Iraq displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul

Hundreds of people have fallen ill and a child has died of suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul. People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an iftar meal, to break the daily Ramadan fast. The Hasansham U2 camp, between Mosul and Irbil, houses people displaced by an Iraqi offensive to capture 39

May 22, 2017 1:34 PM What The Parties Are, Or Rather Aren't, Saying About Refugees

Less than two years ago, the issue of asylum was inextricable from that of Britain's membership of the European Union. Headlines decrying the "influx" of refugees onto the continent dominated the newsstands. Brexit campaigners claimed that the UK was at "breaking point". Yet somehow, despite negotiations for Britain's exiting of the EU underway and a General 30

May 9, 2017 2:26 PM This is how many Syrian refugees have arrived in Devon

Just eleven refugee families from war-ravaged Syria have arrived in Devon, it has been revealed. The UK government's Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme focusses on Syrian refugees who have fled to the countries around Syria and are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Across Devon, councils had pledged 23