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DHS to end protections for Sudanese immigrants

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Trump administration on Monday announced an end to protections for Sudanese immigrants, a move that advocates fear could be a sign of things to come. The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday afternoon that it would be ending Temporary Protected Status for Sudan after a 12-month sunset period. It opted to

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Moroccan Navy Intercepts Eight Migrants en Route to Spain

September 19, 2017 The Moroccan navy announced on Monday the arrest of eight illegal immigrants while sailing on a rubber boat off the coast of Spain. A source in the Moroccan navy told Anadolu news agency that a boat carrying eight African migrants was intercepted in the Moroccan territorial waters while heading towards the Spanish

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27 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes that failure to provide learning opportunities for uprooted children

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Australia Boosts Foreign Aid for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia to Combat “devastating” Famine

Ellen Whinnett in London, News Corp Australia Network September 15, 2017 Ads by Kiosked AUSTRALIA has substantially boosted its financial commitment to tackling the looming famine in Yemen and Africa, approving another $30 million in foreign aid. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the Government would provide the money to South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia is

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Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacks seven people including three cops in busy city centre

A man launched a vicious attack on shoppers in a busy city centre while ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’. The man punched and kicked four shoppers in the French city of Toulouse at about 4pm before police swooped in. Officers were also attacked by the man, who is believed to be a former psychiatric patient. He has

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Thousands Evacuated as Wave of Bomb Threats hits Russian Cities

Over 45,000 people have been evacuated from more than 200 facilities in 29 Russian cities after a wave of anonymous bomb threat calls over the past three days, amid speculation of either foreign interference or a domestic anti-terror drill. On Wednesday, 15,000 people were evacuated from various facilities across Moscow, after bomb threat calls were made to

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Wall Street closes with records after rise in oil, tech

NEW YORK  Indexes on Wall Street closed at record high levels on Wednesday with rise in crude oil prices and tech companies’ stocks. The Dow added 39 points to end the day at 22,158. The S&P was up a point to finish at 2,498. The Nasdaq increased five points to close trading at 6,460. All

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Over 6,000 displaced South Sudanese return home: UN

JUBA, South Sudan  More than 6,000 South Sudanese who were displaced from their homes by the almost four-year long civil war have returned to their homes, the head of the UN mission in South Sudan said Wednesday. “The number of [internally] displaced people living in the UNMISS Protection of Civilians site has fallen from 38,000

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N Korea threatens to sink Japan, reduce U.S. to ashes and darkness

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the

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More Investments Needed to End drought in Horn of Africa – UN

(Agencies) with Reuters ETHIOPIA The United Nations is urging for more investment in long-term projects to protect people in developing countries from droughts, following a visit by heads of UN agencies to Ethiopia, where 9.5 million people are in need of food assistance. Ethiopia’s Somali Region, where rains have failed for the third consecutive year,

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