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Palestinian teen dies in clashes 2.8.2015 Asian Age: International
Talia, the sister of 14-year-old Palestinian Laith Khaldi, mourns during the funeral of her brother who died. — AFP The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as protests over the arson attack entered a second day. The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank, which killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, sparked an international outcry over Israel’s failure to get to grips with violence by hardline Jewish settlers. Palestinian protesters took to the streets across the West Bank, including Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, triggering clashes with the Israeli Army. On Saturday, dozens of Palestinians were clashing with Israeli forces at the Jalazon refugee camp, where the funeral of Laith Khaldi had taken place. Khaldi, 16, was shot by Israeli soldiers Friday after throwing a Molotov cocktail, the army said. Hundreds participated in his funeral, with some men firing in the air with automatic rifles ...
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‘If you hate the migrants in Calais, you hate yourself’ | Nick Cohen 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Over the centuries, we offered succour and shelter to the persecuted. Now it’s Fortress Britain I looked at Salah Mohammed Ali and wondered how he would be remembered if he died trying to reach the shores of England tonight. It was not a fanciful speculation. Since 1 June, 10 refugees have died on the roads around Calais, at the port or inside the Channel tunnel. Their number included an Eritrean woman hit by a car last week on Calais’s urban motorway. A few days before, a Sudanese man had tried to jump on to the Eurostar. He misjudged the distance and the train smashed his head open. Worst of all was Samir, an Eritrean baby, who lived and died within the space of an hour. Her young mother fell from a truck heading to Dover. The fall triggered a premature birth and that was Samir’s life over before it had ...
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The truth about the people and numbers in loud and furious migration debate 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

David Cameron referred to a ‘swarm’ from Calais. But migration is happening across the globe, and the motives are more complex than stereotypes suggest

‘You have got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean seeking a better life, wanting to come to Britain because Britain has got jobs,” David Cameron said last week. Leaving the language aside, there is some truth in this. But it also misses out a lot.

This is not a British problem. It is a European problem and a North African one and a Middle Eastern one. It is not going to be solved by a few miles of barbed-wire fencing or, as the prime minister emerged from Friday’s “emergency meeting” to say, “more dogs”.

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Calais camp migrants abandon plans for life in UK and start learning French 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
There’s a mosque, shops and now a school. The students and volunteer teachers want the camp to be a place to live, not just survive

The roof is plastic held up by a crooked tree trunk, the desks just a jumble of cast-off chairs, but the students inside the Chemin des Dunes school are studying with the same intensity you would find in a Oxford seminar. At stake is the hope of a new life in France.

“The French language is very difficult, but we try hard. If we come every day, maybe we can touch our dreams,” says Kamal, a refugee from Sudan’s war-torn Darfur district who comes to three or four hours of classes every day. “It’s a good thing to keep your brain active.”

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National Flag unfurled to loud cheers - The Hindu 2.8.2015 Google News India
National Flag unfurled to loud cheers The Hindu As the National Flag was hoisted on Saturday at Poatarkuti (Cooch Behar), a Bangladeshi enclave till a day ago, a loud cheer erupted from the new citizens of the India. Shedding a stateless existence for 68 years in the enclave, hundreds of people ...
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When Jana Natya Manch joined Palestine's Freedom Theatre 2.8.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
How does theatre survive, and thrive, in a war-torn region? How do the concepts of freedom and dissent translate into a ...
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Palestinian teen dies in clashes 2.8.2015 Asian Age: International
Talia, the sister of 14-year-old Palestinian Laith Khaldi, mourns during the funeral of her brother who died. — AFP The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as protests over the arson attack entered a second day. The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank, which killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, sparked an international outcry over Israel’s failure to get to grips with violence by hardline Jewish settlers. Palestinian protesters took to the streets across the West Bank, including Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, triggering clashes with the Israeli Army. On Saturday, dozens of Palestinians were clashing with Israeli forces at the Jalazon refugee camp, where the funeral of Laith Khaldi had taken place. Khaldi, 16, was shot by Israeli soldiers Friday after throwing a Molotov cocktail, the army said. Hundreds participated in his funeral, with some men firing in the air with automatic rifles ...
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Church attacks David Cameron’s lack of compassion over asylum crisis 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Bishop of Dover pleads for PM to ‘rediscover what it is to be human’ as No 10 unveils plans for Calais reinforcements

The Church of England has made a dramatic intervention in the migrant crisis, delivering a stern rebuke to David Cameron for his “unhelpful” rhetoric.

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Slain Palestinian Toddler's Parents, Brothers Fighting for Lives 2.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives today, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack.
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Many invisible mountains to break: India's rural health crisis 1.8.2015 DNA: Top News
Barely a month to the release of Ketan Mehta's Manjhi – The Mountain Man, based on the real life story of a poor contemporary Shah Jahan, Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for 22 years to break a mountain for love, the trailer has garnered nearly four lakh hits in less than a fortnight. But the buzz about how the film could work with both classes and masses, is generating little excitement in the Dalit tola off Gahlaur village in Bihar's Gaya district where Manjhi's family lives. "My father toiled to break down a mountain for 22 long years with a only chisel and hammer breaking down a 25 foot tall and 30 foot wide mountain reducing the distance from Atri to Wazirganj block in our district to barely one km from 75. While others are benefiting from his work with movies and tv shows even now, we're worried about where the next meal will come from," complained Bhagirath Manjhi. "Aamir Khan promised to help us in March 2014 when recording his show but no real help came." In a cruel twist of fate, though his father ...
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Swiss at heart 1.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
She sat on a park bench enveloped by an off-handedly beautiful landscape that Switzerland so routinely dishes out to visitors. Lake Geneva, the serene highlight of the city of Geneva, rippled in front of her like shards of broken glass even as boats cruised past, sails billowing in the wind. Beyond, the snow-crusted Alps rose like a protective wall of granite. The title of the book that she was reading was — One Thousand Reasons to be Optimistic! We almost laughed out aloud. Did she really need reasons to stay positive when she was living in a place as close to paradise on earth as you can get? Surrounded by lakeside villages, iridescent green vineyards and high medieval walls that have sheltered liberals and refugees fleeing from political turmoil in their own countries, Geneva has a tinge of escape about it. Positive energy We continued our walk through flower-spangled parkland that edged the lake that separates Switzerland and France and where the villas of former Geneva worthies rose all around ...
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UN envoy Angelina Jolie visits displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state 1.8.2015 Sify News
Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, travelled on Thursday to Myanmar’s Kachin state, where internally displaced persons (IDPs), including a number of women, told her their stories
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Rewarding read 1.8.2015 Hindu: Books
Three contemporary women poets offer a varied but interesting experience
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Palestinian teen killed in clash with Israel... 1.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Palestinian teen killed in clash with Israel...
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UN envoy Angelina Jolie visits displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state 1.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 1 : Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, travelled on Thursday to Myanmar's Kachin state, where internally displaced persons (IDPs), including a number of women, told her their stories
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Asylum seeker dies in detention centre in Western Australia 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Department of Immigration has released a statement saying the man died at Yongah Hill detention centre on Friday

An asylum seeker has died at an immigration detention centre in Western Australia.
The Department of Immigration says the male detainee died at the Yongah Hill detention centre on Friday.

There was also no immediate indication the man had taken his own life, the department said.

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Vadakara cyclone shelter getting ready 1.8.2015 Hindu: Home
The construction works of the first cyclone shelter, funded by the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project have come to a close in Vadakara arranging all the basic facilities to accommodate people...
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Policing influx of Rohingyas into city, say Cyberabad Police 1.8.2015 TOI: Hyderabad Times
During the meeting between police and UNHRC, the former informed that several refugees have been staying illegally in Cyberabad despite completion of their two year refugee certificate, given by the concerned ...
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Migrants `attacked` at sea between Greece and Turkey 1.8.2015 Zee News : World
Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.
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Cry for Indian Citizenship 1.8.2015 The Telegraph : North East
A human rights body will impress upon members of Parliament to pass a legislation to grant citizenship to the victims of Partition.
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