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Ban notes Saudi Arabia’s military operations in Yemen 27.3.2015 Sify News
Noting Saudi Arabia’s announcement that, at the request of the Government of Yemen, it has begun military operations in the Gulf nation, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and emphasized that despite escalation, negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the crisis.
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Refugees from Myanmar arrived before Bangladeshis 27.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Refugees from Myanmar arrived before Bangladeshis
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UNHCR says highest ever number of asylum applications submitted by Pak in 2014 27.3.2015 Sify News
A report has revealed that more than 26,000 applications seeking asylum were received from Pakistan in 2014, the highest-ever number of such applications received from a country on record, making
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Gillian Triggs says Coalition chose to challenge Basikbasik report via media 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Human Rights Commission president tells senators her recommendation was questioned ‘in the pages of a particular newspaper’ rather than parliament

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3 Sri Lankan Tamils held for migrating people to Australia 27.3.2015 TOI: Chennai
The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police on Wednesday arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to ...
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Peter Singer: I want to shame charities into proving the worth of their spending 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Australian philosopher argues that more people are embracing ‘effective altruism’ in donating to charity – but they need data to guide their choices

Australians give more than $2.2bn a year to charities – but how well is that money spent? This conundrum is tackled by the philosopher Peter Singer in his new book The Most Good You Can Do.

Singer espouses the benefits of a growing movement called “effective altruism”, which demands targeted, evidenced-based giving that does the most good to alleviate poverty and reduce suffering.

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‘Asylum seekers in West highest since Bosnia war’ 26.3.2015 Asian Age: International
Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialised countries to a 22-year high in 2014, the United Nations said on Thursday, appealing for Western nations to open their doors to more refugees. An estimated 866,000 asylum-seekers lodged claims in 2014, a 45 per cent rise from 2013 and the highest figure since the start of the war in Bosnia, when the all-time high of nearly 900,000 was recorded, the UN refugee agency said. “Today, the surge in armed conflicts around the world presents us with similar challenges, in particular the dramatic situation in Syria. Our response has to be just as generous now as it was then,” said UN high commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres. Some 3.9 million Syrian refugees taken in by Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq don’t figure in the statistics in its “Asylum Trends 2014” report. Syrians accounted for nearly 150,00 applications for asylum in 44 industrialised countries in 2014, one in every five claims, it said. Iraqis placed second ...
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Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House on September 2 26.3.2015 DNA: Mumbai
Pope Francis will visit US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 23, the White House said on Thursday in a statement on the meeting, scheduled as part of the pontiff's first visit to the United States. The White House said Obama and the Pope plan to discuss issues including "caring for the marginalised and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom around the world; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities." Also Read:  Pope Francis says 'Don't be macho, listen to women ...
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Palestinian rockets killed Gaza civilians during war: Amnesty 26.3.2015 Zee News : World
In a damning report released today, Amnesty International said Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians inside the Gaza Strip than inside Israel.
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2015 challenges: urbanisation 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Increasing urban populations put a strain on resources and leave many on the fringes of society. What can NGOs do to give them a voice?

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Palestinian Rockets Killed Gaza Civilians During War: Amnesty 26.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
In a damning report, Amnesty International said Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians inside the Gaza Strip than inside Israel.
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Exhibition showcases torture by Pak army 26.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Exhibition showcases torture by Pak army
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International Day: Ban calls for release of UN personnel unlawfully arrested 26.3.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'International Day: Ban calls for release of UN personnel unlawfully arrested' at newkerala.com.
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UN marks Day of Remembrance with calls to end modern slavery 26.3.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'UN marks Day of Remembrance with calls to end modern slavery' at newkerala.com.
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Syria, Iraq conflicts send asylum-seeker numbers up 45%: UN 26.3.2015 Zee News : World
The number of asylum-seekers in industrialised countries rose by nearly half last year, driven by the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with Germany the top destination, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
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International Day: Ban calls for release of UN personnel unlawfully arrested 26.3.2015 Sify News
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.
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UN marks 'Day of Remembrance' with calls to end modern slavery 26.3.2015 Sify News
As the international community gathers to commemorate the millions of victims exploited by slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned that the insidious practice of forced bondage continued to reverberate around the world in various forms, from forced labour and trafficking to sexual exploitation and captivity in slavery-like conditions.
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Australia, Cambodia sign new asylum-seeker deal 26.3.2015 Zee News : World
 Australia and Cambodia on Thursday sealed a second deal on immigration cooperation, vowing to tackle the "growing security threat" of asylum-seeker smuggling just months after agreeing to transfer refugees to the Southeast Asian nation.
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Labour vows to ban indefinite detention of asylum and immigration applicants 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says current system is inefficient and ‘deeply scarring’ for detainees, and move would bring UK in line with most western countries

Labour is promising to introduce new time limits on the detention of people trapped in the asylum and immigration system in a move that would bring Britain into line with most other western countries by banning indefinite detention.

The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, described the current system as inefficient and “deeply scarring” for those trapped in detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood.

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Palestinian teen dies of injuries in Israeli clash – hospital 25.3.2015 FirstPost: World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian teenager died on Wednesday of a gunshot wound sustained a week ago during a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials said. The officials at Ramallah Hospital said Ali Safi, 17, had been shot through the chest. Witnesses said soldiers had responded to stone-throwing at a protest against a barrier going up between a Jewish settlement and a refugee camp near Ramallah.

The post Palestinian teen dies of injuries in Israeli clash – hospital appeared first on Firstpost.

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