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Rescued tribal kids to be sent back home 6.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Rescued tribal kids to be sent back home
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Now, urine-powered toilets to generate electricity 6.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Now, urine-powered toilets to generate electricity 6.3.2015 Sify News
A "pee-powered" toilet that generates electricity from urine is being launched by a university of England.
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Eastern DRC still at mercy of armed groups and corrupt officials, Oxfam says 6.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The charity reports that 14 months after the M23 group was defeated, little progress has been made in restoring government authority in eastern DRC

Fourteen months after the rebel M23 group was defeated in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, civilians are still being exploited by soldiers, armed groups and corrupt officials, Oxfam said.

In a new report, Secure Insecurity, based on trips to 16 villages in North and South Kivu provinces in August and September in 2014, the charity said women and young men were particularly vulnerable in an area where state power is weak.

We don’t know where to turn, we just want some fresh air. We want peace

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Pee-power to light up refugee camps 5.3.2015 DNA: Opinion
British scientists on Thursday unveiled a toilet that unlocks energy stored within urine to generate electricity, which they hope could be used to light remote places such as refugee camps. Students and staff at the University of the West of England in Bristol are being encouraged to use the prototype urinal, which has been developed with aid agency Oxfam and is currently located on campus. If the unit is found to provide a reliable source of power, the researchers hope it can be installed in refugee camps to provide a constant supply of electricity -- and light.  "It is always a challenge to light inaccessible areas far from a power supply," explained Andy Bastable, Head of Water and Sanitation at Oxfam. "This technology is a huge step forward. Living in a refugee camp is hard enough without the added threat of being assaulted in dark places at night. The potential of this invention is huge." Each unit could eventually cost around 600 pounds to build and install, providing an "everlasting" source of ...
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Gay asylum seekers need our help | Julie Bindel 5.3.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Lesbians and gay men in the UK may have legal parity but asylum seekers have been abandoned to a cruel system The case of Aderonke Apata , the lesbian and gay rights campaigner who was told this week that she would not be given refugee status in Britain, is just one example of the appalling situation faced by gay asylum seekers escaping persecution. Apata is terrified of being deported back to Nigeria, and for very good reason. Legislation passed last year criminalises same-sex marriages and gay groups and bans displays of same-sex affection in public spaces. Anyone found guilty of having gay sex could face up to 14 years in prison. Added to that, providing services to anyone who is thought to be lesbian or gay is also a criminal offence. In 2013 I wrote about research , based on interviews with 12 lesbians from countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and Jamaica, which found that the interviewees were disbelieved about being lesbian in the first instance, and required to provide all manner of ...
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'If I had stayed, they would have killed me': the Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than 6,000 Nigerians driven from their homes by the Islamist extremist group are now trying to make a new life in Chad’s Baga Solo refugee camp

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European commission considers third-country immigrant processing centres 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Brussels wants to use EU offices and embassies in ‘countries of origin’ to process applications for asylum and refugee status before migrants reach Europe

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Rescued Tripura tribal kids to be sent back home 5.3.2015 New Kerala: India News
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Rescued Tripura tribal kids to be sent back home 5.3.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Sixteen of the 19 children rescued from the Guwahati railway station by the Assam Police CID and Childline, an NGO, belong to tribal refugees living in Tripura and will be handed over to their parents, an official said here on Thursday.
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China asks Myanmar to "lower temperature" on border 5.3.2015 FirstPost: World
BEIJING (Reuters) - Myanmar must ensure lower temperatures along its border with China and all parties must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes that have pushed refugees into China. Myanmar has accused Chinese mercenaries of fighting with ethnic Chinese rebels against the government in the northern region of Kokang, and has sought China's cooperation to prevent "terrorist attacks" launched from its territory. Fighting broke out last month between Myanmar's army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), which groups remnants of the Communist Party of Burma, a powerful Chinese-backed guerrilla force that battled the Myanmar government before splintering in ...
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Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt story: Did India pay Taliban for his release? 5.3.2015 FirstPost: Politics

The family of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumarhas indicated that the government of India paid ransom money to his captors which eventually led to the release, a charge that the government has denied.

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Lebanon: UN envoy discusses country’s security 5.3.2015 Sify News
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, met on Wednesday with the country’s Defence Minister, Samir Moqbel, in Beirut to discuss the security situation, with a particular focus on Lebanon’s eastern border.
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How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Yarmouk, near the centre of Damascus, prospered as a safe haven for Palestinians. Under siege, it is now a prison for its remaining residents, who survive on little food and water, with no hope of escape On 18 January 2014, barely five miles from the centre of Damascus – with President Bashar al‑Assad’s office complex visible in the distance – a small crowd of desperate people emerged from a seemingly uninhabited wasteland of bomb-shattered buildings. News had spread throughout Yarmouk, a district of the capital that is home to Syria’s largest community of Palestinians, that the government and rebel groups had agreed to allow a delivery of food, briefly opening a crack in a year-long siege that had starved the area’s civilians and caused dozens of deaths. Families had sent their strongest members to collect the newly arrived supplies, and the hungry throng filled the entire width of a street, throwing up dust in the morning light. The relief workers making the delivery recalled one woman, gaunt with ...
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University installs prototype 'pee power' toilet 5.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says show potential for use in refugee camps

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Pee-powered "green" toilet to light up refugee camps 5.3.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain.
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Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt account: Did India pay Taliban for his release? 5.3.2015 FirstPost: Politics

The family of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumarhas indicated that the government of India paid ransom money to his captors which eventually led to the release, a charge that the government has denied.

The post Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt account: Did India pay Taliban for his release? appeared first on Firstpost.

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1000 Migrants Rescued by Italy's Navy; 10 Die 5.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
All the survivors were taken to southern Italian ports. All the migrants were aboard five motorized dinghies and two big vessels.
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EU praises Modi govt for Jesuit priest’s release from Taliban custody 5.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India came in for praise from the European Parliament for the rescue of Jesuit priest Alexis Kumar from the captivity of Taliban in ...
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Beyond shackles of biography and geography 5.3.2015 Hindu: Kochi
: During her initial years in England, artist Mona Hatoum made several installations dwelling on the harshness of London’s low-income housing setting and on the prevailing surveillance regime.<...
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