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Her cellphone saves Syrians at sea 26.5.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Nawal Soufi is never without her mobile phone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for ...
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon camp reliant on 'hell water' that reduces metal to rust 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Poor management of resources, political stalemate and an influx of Syrians fleeing war to settlements like Shatila have exacerbated Lebanon’s water crisis

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Syrian refugees in the UK: ‘We will be good people. We will build this country’ 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Four million people have left their wartorn homeland – the UK has offered shelter to just 187, leaving more to risk their lives getting here on unsafe boats or smuggled in lorries. Two of those welcomed here recount their journey

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Myanmar, Bangladesh in pact for return of 200 rescued from boat -paper 26.5.2015 Sify News
By Timothy Mclaughlin
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Lebanon: UN official in country urges end to political vacuum 26.5.2015 Sify News
The vacuum in the post of Lebanon's presidency has undermined the country's ability to address a range of growing security, economic and social challenges, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, warned on Monday.
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Ban tells refugee community world must provide 'safe avenues of migration' 26.5.2015 Sify News
The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Monday as he wrapped up his trip to Ireland with a visit to a community of resettled refugees.
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No Room for Separatism And Violence, says Lankan Cannes Star 26.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
'Tamils will have to struggle for autonomy, but without resorting to violence. The change of regime has created a conducive climate for a change,' he said. 
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Ban tells refugee community world must provide 'safe avenues of migration' 26.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Lebanon: UN official in country urges end to political vacuum 26.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Sri Lanka welcomes Cannes award for refugee film 26.5.2015 Asian Age: International
Sri Lanka’s government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes’ top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the island’s civil war, saying authorities were working to redress past injustices. Dheepan, a French movie about a former Sri Lankan soldier’s struggles in a French ghetto after fleeing the separatist war, captured the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or prize on Sunday. Sri Lankan government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the award could draw international attention to the new administration’s efforts at reconciliation with Tamils following the war that ended in 2009. “The movie talks about a situation (in Sri Lanka) decades ago. It is not the current picture. It is very different now,” Mr Senaratne, who is also the health minister, told AFP. “We have a new government which is serious about reconciliation, ensuring justice and addressing the problems of the minorities.” Mr Senaratne said the movie touched on the use of child soldiers during the war by Tamil Tiger ...
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Sri Lanka welcomes Cannes award for refugee film 26.5.2015 Asian Age: International
Sri Lanka’s government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes’ top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the island’s civil war, saying authorities were working to redress past injustices. Dheepan, a French movie about a former Sri Lankan soldier’s struggles in a French ghetto after fleeing the separatist war, captured the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or prize on Sunday. Sri Lankan government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the award could draw international attention to the new administration’s efforts at reconciliation with Tamils following the war that ended in 2009. “The movie talks about a situation (in Sri Lanka) decades ago. It is not the current picture. It is very different now,” Mr Senaratne, who is also the health minister, told AFP. “We have a new government which is serious about reconciliation, ensuring justice and addressing the problems of the minorities.” Mr Senaratne said the movie touched on the use of child soldiers during the war by Tamil Tiger ...
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Ensuring better medicare for all 26.5.2015 Asian Age: Chennai
Going beyond creating infrastructure to improve basic medicare, the state government, led by chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, has introduced a holistic approach towards improving the well-being of the people by establishing yoga and naturopathy clinics in all medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals across the state. This apart, the chief minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme has come as a blessing in disguise to the needy who could not afford expensive treatment procedures at corporate hospitals. The schemes, which include treatment to 1,016 procedures, 23 important diagnostic procedures and 113 follow-up procedures, have benefited about 10.40 lakh persons for an approved sum of Rs 2,182.74 crore. Of this, 4.19 lakh beneficiaries were treated in government hospitals for an insurance coverage of Rs 791.39 crore. The government had created a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore to meet the expenditure towards specialised surgeries costing more than Rs 1.5 lakh. So far, 2,192 ...
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Ensuring better medicare for all 26.5.2015 Asian Age: Chennai
Going beyond creating infrastructure to improve basic medicare, the state government, led by chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, has introduced a holistic approach towards improving the well-being of the people by establishing yoga and naturopathy clinics in all medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals across the state. This apart, the chief minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme has come as a blessing in disguise to the needy who could not afford expensive treatment procedures at corporate hospitals. The schemes, which include treatment to 1,016 procedures, 23 important diagnostic procedures and 113 follow-up procedures, have benefited about 10.40 lakh persons for an approved sum of Rs 2,182.74 crore. Of this, 4.19 lakh beneficiaries were treated in government hospitals for an insurance coverage of Rs 791.39 crore. The government had created a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore to meet the expenditure towards specialised surgeries costing more than Rs 1.5 lakh. So far, 2,192 ...
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Demonstrator shot dead as protest erupts outside Burundi capital 25.5.2015 Zee News : World
A demonstrator was shot dead and two others wounded in southern Burundi on Monday, a local official and witness said, in one of the first confirmed reports of civil unrest erupting outside the capital Bujumbura.
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Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey join hands to fight migration 25.5.2015 Zee News : World
  Sofia: Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to set up a common border police and customs centre to combat a surge in illegal migration.
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UN official in South Sudan urges accountability for human rights violations 25.5.2015 Sify News
The United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, has urged accountability and justice for those responsible for gross human rights violations committed as a result of South Sudan's continuing fighting.
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No Room For Separatism And Violence, Says Cannes Star Anthonythasan 25.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
Jesuthasan Anthonythasan, the Tamil Tiger child soldier who attained international stardom when his film Deepan bagged the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
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Bangladesh may punish illegal migrants repatriated from SE Asia 25.5.2015 Zee News : South Asia
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for strict punishment to migrants, who illegally leave Bangladesh and set out towards Southeast Asia by sea, and the human-traffickers who assist them, media reported on Monday.
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Small protests, tight security in Burundi after deadly weekend 25.5.2015 Zee News : World
Protests against Burundi`s president resumed on Monday, with police also out in force after a weekend marked by more deadly violence in the crisis-hit central African nation, witnesses said.
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Burundi: Ban condemns opposition politician's murder as tensions rise 25.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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