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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ban on refugees taking jobs is 'contrary to law', top court hears

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Rule goes against Bill of Rights, Basic Law and international convention, top court hears Work ban on refugees 'contrary to law' The government is breaking the law by banning torture claimants and refugees from working, the top court heard yesterday. The ban is being challenged by three refugees and one recognised torture claimant, who want ...

  2. News - World

    British government rejects right-wing party's call to accept Syrian refugees

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:45pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Accept Syrian refugees, says UK party The British government has rejected a call by the leader of the right-wing UK Independence Party for Britain to "honour the spirit" of a 1951 UN convention and allow Syrian refugees into the country. In an unlikely reversal of roles, the government responded to Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has been campaigning against ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing police arrest 50 foreigners in crackdown on drug dealers since February

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:53pm by Andrea Chen

    ... foreign dealers, one holding a student ID and the other holding a United Nations refugee certificate, outside a block of flats in east Beijing during an undercover operation, the Beijing Times ... with regular police brought the pair to the ground and seized 12 packets of methamphetamine (ice), ecstasy and marihuana. The police also found a student ID and the UN refugee certificate ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea; the threat of a flood of refugees pouring into Chinese territory should the nation collapse is too worrying a prospect. Exerting pressure through ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    European response to Syrian refugees ‘pitiful’, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London EU has only offered around 12,000 places to Syrian refugees as part of UN goal of securing 30,000 places, says Amnesty European leaders should “hang their heads with shame” over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country’s brutal conflict, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday. The EU has miserably failed to play its part ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    A trip down memory lane for refugee

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... down memory lane for refugee For Dai Le, the most unforgettable memory of living in Hong Kong was scrubbing out wooden toilets in a refugee camp. The Vietnamese-born Australian, who is now ... children to clean the wooden toilets that the former colonial government brought to the refugee camps. "If you asked me, as an adult, to go in and clean the toilet, I would not go there. ...

  7. News - World

    Winter storm pummels Middle East, adding to refugee misery

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 09:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut UN refugee agency working with Lebanese army to distribute blankets and provide money for heating fuel A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East on Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing already miserable Syrian refugee camps with snow. The nearly three-year-old conflict in Syria has killed ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rejects talks on South Korean missionary sentenced to life

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... an underground church and being involved in “anti-state propaganda and agitation”. Fellow activists and missionaries said Kim had been providing shelter and food to North Korean refugees living in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong. They said Kim had crossed the border to establish the whereabouts of some North Korean refugees arrested in Dandong by Chinese authorities ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's PM offers help in trafficking probe of Myanmar refugees

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok UN and US called for probe into media reports that Rohingya refugees held in secret camps PM offers help with trafficking investigation Thailand will help the UN and the United States with any investigation into reports that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human-trafficking rings, the prime minister says. The UN and the US had called ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia finds half of asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea camp genuine

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... New Guinea are genuine refugees. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made the admission when announcing Australia would create a new border protection agency merging operations from ... decisions on 1,200 asylum seekers held on Manus Island had been made this week. He did not say how many refugee applications had been determined, but said there had been "both positive ...




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