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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pope's visit to Korea raises questions about plight of Christians

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:11pm by Donald Kirk

    ... on Christians, both Catholics and Protestants, in churches near the border with North Korea in a renewed effort to stop them from aiding and harbouring refugees from North Korea. In South Korea, the pope ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    Missile attack on buses fleeing violence in east Ukraine kills dozens of civilians

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:25am by Reuters

    ... artillery strike hit a refugee convoy near the area of Khryashchuvatye and Novosvitlivka. The force of the blow on the convoy was so strong that people were burned alive in the vehicles- ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    More US troops sent to northern Iraq, but only on temporary aid mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:32pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Camp Pendleton, United States Defence secretary insists they are there to assess humanitarian crisis facing Yazidi refugees US sends more troops to north Iraq Another 130 US troops have arrived in Iraq on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese police investigate US citizen near border with North Korea

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 08:25am by Reuters

    ... following the freeze. The source said that Hahn was a Christian and was open about his faith. A description on its website said Hahn founded the NGO in 1997 to help North Korean refugees in Yanji, ... particularly refugee issues,” said Bob Fu of China Aid, a US-based Christian advocacy group. China’s porous border with North Korea, which snakes through mountains, is a thriving hub of cross-border ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Repatriation row over nine North Korean refugees captured in Laos

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... over 9 refugees Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern yesterday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos. The case has aroused strong public feeling in South Korea. Some have accused the South Korean foreign ministry, which has refused to comment, of failing in its duty to protect the refugees once ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EARLY YEARS

    Diversity playgroup allows local toddlers to mix with refugee children

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:33pm by Kylie Knott

    ... would expect at any playgroup, but what makes this different is that the children themselves are adding to that colourful mix. At the Cultural Diversity Playgroup, run by Hong Kong refugee charity Vision First, toddlers of expats and locals get to play with the children of the refugees the charity is helping. It's like a United Nations for the under-threes- and fun is always ...

  10. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota attempts to be first climate-change refugee

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Islander fights to be first refugee of global warming A Pacific islander is attempting to become the world's first climate-change refugee in New ... authorities to refuse him refugee status and deport him to Kiribati in the Central Pacific, lawyer Michael Kitt said. Kitt acknowledged Teitiota's New Zealand visa had expired, but said he should ...




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