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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Westgate Mall attacker lived in Somali refugee camp, say Kenyan officials

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:41pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nairobi Mall attacker lived in Somali refugee camp, say Kenyan officials One of the four gunment who attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, once lived in a refugee camp of 50,000 Somali refugees in northwestern Kenya, two security officials said. Their disclosure highlighted Kenya's interest in speeding up the return home of nearly 500,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1354569/westgate-mall-attacker-lived-somali-refugee-camp-say-kenyan-officials
  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... was at no stage in distress and that the transfer had been carried out in mild conditions off the eastern Sri Lankan port of Batticaloa. All 41 were safe and accounted for, it said. The UN refugee agency ... Tamils were subjected to what he described as an "enhanced screening process" before they were handed over. One Sinhalese passenger was entitled to a further refugee assessment, but had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548799/sri-lanka-asylum-seekers-returned-australia-face-rigorous-imprisonment
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Work ban on refugees in Hong Kong could bring danger to society

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... ban on refugees could threaten society Denying refugees and asylum seekers the right to work reduces them to "animal-like status" that risks creating serious social problems, human ... The comments come ahead of a landmark case in the Court of Final Appeal in January in which three designated refugees- including a qualified lawyer- and a successful torture claimant are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351201/work-ban-refugees-hong-kong-could-bring-danger-society
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520188/beijing-police-arrest-50-foreigners-crackdown-drug-dealers-february
  5. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia, Indonesia in talks on refugee ‘swap’

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... of its refugees, an Indonesian government adviser said on Tuesday. Asylum-seekers arriving on unauthorised boats in Australia, often via Indonesia, are a sensitive issue for both sides, ... which Canberra was to take thousands of registered refugees for resettlement in exchange for the Southeast Asian nation accepting hundreds who arrived in Australia by boat. The plan never got ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1354292/australia-indonesia-talks-refugee-swap
  6. News - Asia - IMMIGRATION

    Indonesia, Australia in asylum stand-off after 60 refugees picked up at sea

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... seekers inflame refugee row Indonesia and Australia were locked in a high seas stand-off yesterday after Jakarta rejected attempts by an Australian warship to return scores of asylum seekers ... Minister Tony Abbott's hardline asylum-seeker policies. The Australian boat picked up some 60 would-be refugees south of Java, where many asylum seekers board rickety wooden vessels to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1351169/indonesia-australia-asylum-stand-after-60-refugees-picked-sea
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508537/australia-finds-half-asylum-seekers-held-papua-new-guinea-camp-genuine
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Five-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza holds, may lead to more

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... is demilitarised," he said. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip. It condemned the incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555534/israel-hamas-agree-five-hour-gaza-humanitarian-aid-truce
  9. News - World - REFUGEES

    EU divided on how to tackle Mediterranean refugee crisis

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 08:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brussels Southern nations bearing brunt of arrivals fail to secure action from bloc EU divided on boat refugee crisis European Union leaders yesterday failed to take new action to ease the plight of thousands of boat refugees trying to cross from North Africa, as Italian vessels rescued another 700 migrants while the two-day summit was going on. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1339892/migrants-rescued-italy-eu-leaders-meet
  10. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 10:32pm by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer in Mae La, Thailand Tens of thousands of ethnic Karen who fled fighting, and many born in Thai camp, fear reprisals if they are sent back to Myanmar Refugees dread forced return to homeland The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339116/karen-refugees-mae-la-camp-live-fear-forced-return-myanmar

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