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Pak security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad 21.12.2014 Rediff: News
Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against militants in the capital Islamabad. Pakistan has launched countrywide crackdown on militants after the Peshawar school massacre which killed 148 people, most of them students, last week.
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Pak security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad 21.12.2014 All International Stories
Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against militants in the capital Islamabad
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Pakistan security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad 21.12.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against militants in the capital Islamabad. Pakistan has launched countrywide crackdown on militants after the Peshawar school massacre which killed 148 people, most of them students, last week. Six teams of sniffer dogs, armed personnel carriers, bomb disposal squads and commandos participated in the operations in the capital yesterday, the Dawn reported. Officials of Capital Territory Police, Pakistan Rangers, and intelligence agencies also recovered arms and ammunition. "These were intelligence-based operations conducted in view of the fresh threats from militants after the execution of two convicted terrorists," the paper said, citing a police official. Afghan refugee settlements, bus terminals and under- construction buildings were also searched for terrorists. Officials said that educational institutions were now targets, forcing the authorities to close all school and colleges in the ...
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Tony Abbott cabinet reshuffle moves Scott Morrison out of immigration 21.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Overseer of ‘stop the boats’ strategy moves to social services, while Sussan Ley in health becomes second woman on frontbench and David Johnston is dumped from defence

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Natural disasters, not wars, prompt Brits to give to charity 21.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Study finds that people are more willing to donate when an emergency – such as a tsunami or earthquake – is seen as beyond human control

Fewer than a third of British people believe in the humanitarian principle that we have a duty to help everyone in distress, regardless of circumstances, according to a new survey conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation.

The research revealed that, beneath the generosity that people show in giving to charity, there is also a judgment – which means that people give far less money to help innocent people caught up in war or conflict than to people who suffer as a result of “natural” disasters, such as earthquakes or floods.

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New cold war Intensifies with Putin's India Visit 20.12.2014 newindianexpress.com
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DR Congo: Amid spike in violence, UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarian situation 20.12.2014 Sify News
Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of thousands of people, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported Friday, amid appeals for humanitarian access to help those in distress.
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Cambodia: 'Substantial grounds' to believe Montagnards may be in danger, UN warns 20.12.2014 Sify News
The United Nations agencies responsible for human rights and refugees are voicing concern Friday over the health and well-being of 13 Vietnamese Montagnards who have been hiding in the Cambodian jungle for more than seven weeks with no access to assistance or protection.
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Central African Republic: Security Council appeals to armed groups to lay down arms 20.12.2014 Sify News
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to “immediately and permanently” lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace.
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My first Christmas in the UK 20.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

New arrivals reveal how far they have come – and what the country looks like through an immigrant’s eyes

Ana Fletcher, 28, was born in Indonesia. She arrived in the UK in August and lives with her husband, a pub manager, in Huddersfield. They have a four-year-old daughter, and Ana has a 10-year-old son in Indonesia.

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Polish company restores graves of World War II refugees 20.12.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Polish company restores graves of World War II refugees
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China arrests US aid worker on North Korean border: Lawyer 20.12.2014 Zee News : World
 China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region.
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Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015 20.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Xavi Fernandez de Castro, Nairobi, Dec 20 : Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian and health-related crises will be the major threats to political stability and economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015.
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Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015 20.12.2014 Oneindia.in: News
Nairobi, Dec 20: Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian and health-related crises will be the major threats to political stability and economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015.The Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone
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Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015 20.12.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian and health-related crises will be the major threats to political stability and economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015.
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Turkey may start training Syrian opposition before March 20.12.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Turkey may start training the Syrian opposition before March 2015, as part of the efforts to degrade and defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.
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Politics in 2014: the Coalition dished out slogans, and its sentence is clear 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

This year Tony Abbott was punished for his reliance on mantras and oversimplifications instead of real policy solutions. The question for Australia in 2015 is who will grasp the nettle of a detailed debate

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Western firms reduce Eritrean miners to 'abject slavery', UK MPs say 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Early day motion slams mining companies for using forced labour in collusion with repressive Eritrean government and adding to the country’s human exodus

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Book Review: Indian heritage and its Jewish influences 19.12.2014 All Specials Stories
An exquisitely illustrated book documents the seminal role European Jews played in the flowering of India's modern art movement in the early 20th century, demonstrating how outside impulses and influences enriched Indian art and artists
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African migrants in Israel's Holot detention centre - video 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
In September 2014 the Israeli supreme court ruled that the Holot detention centre should close within 90 days. But as the deadline looms, the centre shows no signs of closing. This new documentary by Walks of Life Film captures the lives of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees sent to this centre deep in the Negev desert, in a country which views them as illegal "infiltrators" Continue reading...
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