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October 28, 2016 10:27 AM France and UK trade blame over migrants left in 'Jungle'

Calais (France) (AFP) - Dozens of migrant youths stranded for two days in the Calais "Jungle" as it was being demolished were offered transfers out of the camp Friday as France and Britain battled over who was to blame for their plight. The migrants, many of them minors, slept in some of the shelters left standing in a part of the slum that was razed 26

October 27, 2016 8:10 AM NatGeo's Afghan girl 'arrested over fake ID card’

Quoting “FIA sources,” the Pakistani newspaper said she was suspected of forging a computerised national identity card. The extraordinary twist in Gula’s story was, some commentators suggested, an episode which highlighted the desperate measures many Afghans are willing to take to avoid returning to their war-torn homeland as Pakistan cracks down on undocumented 13

October 16, 2016 3:16 PM Iraqi Planes Drop Leaflets on Mosul, Confusion over Whether Assault Has Begun

The Iraqi Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets on Mosul warning residents of the coming offensive to liberate the city from the Islamic State terror group. The leaflet drop late Saturday came after hours of an artillery bombardment by Iraqi and Kurdish forces and amid confusion over whether the full scale assault on the country's second largest city had in fact already 7

October 16, 2016 9:32 AM Iraqi forces on verge of major offensive against IS in Mosul

The UN fears Islamic State could use civilians as human shields and up to a million people could flee once the fighting starts. Preparations for the assault on Iraq's second city have been going on for months, while the UN warns it could spark the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. The UN also fears that IS will use civilians as human shields once the battle 8

October 6, 2016 2:50 PM UN Security Council formally nominates Guterres to be next chief

The UN Security Council has unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next secretary general. The UN General Assembly is expected to meet next week to approve his five-year appointment. Mr Guterres, 67, who led the UN refugee agency for 10 years, will take over from Ban Ki-moon early next year. He said he felt "gratitude 8

October 5, 2016 5:00 AM The Latest: UNHCR critical of Thailand stopping HK activist

Laurent Meillan, the acting Southeast Asia representative for the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, called Thailand’s refusal to allow Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to enter the country an unnecessary move, saying he was coming to Thailand to attend a peaceful event. “We call for the immediate release of Mr. Joshua Wong,” Meillan 6

September 22, 2016 2:38 PM 6-year-old boy pleads with Obama to give Omran Daqneesh a home

'Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him,' wrote Alex. As the world was left paralysed by shocking images of Omran Daqneesh caked in blood and dust after he survived an air strike in war torn Syria last month, a six-year-old boy in the US has sprung into action and offered friendship and a home to the boy in the ambulance 39

September 22, 2016 8:56 AM What Is Next For Angelina Jolie?

ON Tuesday September 20, to scandalised clamour, it was revealed that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, citing “irreconcilable differences”. It was the end of Brangelina. A statement read simply that Jolie “will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.” The internet rended its garments, pronounced 11

September 21, 2016 12:16 AM Christina Applegate dumped him mid-date, Gwyneth Paltrow branded him 'too good' for her and Jennifer Aniston became the world's most famous jilted wife: A look back at Brad Pitt's true romances

It shocked the world on Tuesday when it was announced that Brangelina was no more. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce after two years of marriage and 12 years of being together. The actress cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. They made it work for 12 years but before Brad met Angelina on the set of Mr And Mrs Smith in 2005, Brad was one of Hollywood's 6

September 20, 2016 9:37 PM US and Russia trade claims over Syria aid convoy attack

The Aleppo civil defence head of the volunteer rescue group White Helmets has described the moment a convoy delivering aid for 78,000 people came under attack, killing at least 21 people. Ammar Alselmo, whose volunteers attend victims of airstrikes, said the area of the attack near Aleppo was transformed "from paradise to hell" shortly after 7pm on Monday 6