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Australia government not to support 'burka ban' 8.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said that his country will not consider a "burka ban" despite controversial One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson hints on pushing such legislation into Parliament next year, media reported.
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Australia government not to support 'burka ban' 8.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Australia government not to support 'burka ban'
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XLRI enters big fray to beat refugee crisis 8.12.2016 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
The world's system of protecting migrants is broken. People are dying while governments are spending billions on border control. Amid this massive humanitarian crisis, a premier B-school in the city is taking a baby step to reawaken people potential.
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Germany’s top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons | Reuters 8.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood
BERLIN Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes.The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl's parents that she should be excused the classes because a burkini did not conform with Islam's ethic of decency, German media reported.A spokesman for the court could not be reached for comment.Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to integrate more than a million mainly Muslim asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution who have entered this year and last. Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservatives have been punished at the polls in regional elections by voters angry at her open-door policy, on Tuesday proposed a ban on full-face Muslim veils.Her Christian Democrats, who have been bleeding support to the AfD, ...
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On Sri Lanka, Jayalalithaa took a strong line 8.12.2016 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who received tributes from a wide spectrum of political leaders of Sri Lanka, had always pursued a strong line on matters concerning the neighbouring country, thou...
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The continental shift 8.12.2016 Hindu: Home
Voters in Europe are repeatedly showing they are unpredictable and cannot to be taken for granted by parties or movements of any persuasion
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Afghanistan's efforts to welcome women in military 7.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Afghanistan's efforts to welcome women in military
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Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain 7.12.2016 New Kerala: India News
Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain
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Anoushka Shankar bags 6th Grammy nod for 'Land of Gold 7.12.2016 Deccan Herald - Entertainment
Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar has bagged her sixth Grammy nomination in the World Music category for "Land of Gold", her album on global refugee crisis. The musician, 35, said she was over the moon to get nominated for the sixth time at the 59th Annual Grammy awards. "It means so much to be recognised for this album, which was made in response to the ongoing refugee crisis with hope for connection between us all, especially in times such as these," Anoushka posted on Facebook. She also thanked rapper MIA, veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave among other artistes, who collaborated with her on the album. "Thank you to my collaborators! Manu Delago, Julian Hepple, Pirashanna Thevarajah, Caroline Dale, Larry Grenadier, Sanjeev Shankar, Max Baillie, MIA, Akram Khan, Mitch Jones, Arif Durvesh, Matt Robertson, Alev Lenz, Pavana Reddy, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Kemsley, Juliette Larthe PRETTYBIRD," she wrote. Anoushka, the daughter of famous sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, received her first ever Grammy ...
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Angela Merkel terms full face cover inappropriate; calls for 'Burkha' ban in Germany 7.12.2016 Zee News : World
Support for bans on 'Burkha' has been growing across Europe since France became first country to implement such a law in 2011, followed by countries including Belgium, Bulgaria and parts of Switzerland.
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Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain 7.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Despite Supreme Court directions and the Union Home Ministry's initiative, the repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram hangs in balance even after two decades.
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India pledges over $1 mn to UN relief for Palestinian refugees 7.12.2016 Latest News
In September, the UNRWA reported a funding gap of $74 mn for providing assistance to Palestinian refugees
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Over 4,7000 migrants perish in Mediterranean 6.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, Dec 6 (IANS/AKI) A record 4,715 boat migrants have died Mediterranean this year, while 351,080 migrants have landed in southern Europe, mainly in Greece and Italy till December 4, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.
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Syrian troops close in on Aleppo’s Old City | Reuters 6.12.2016 FirstPost: World
By Angus McDowall , John Davison and Stephanie Nebehay | BEIRUT/GENEVA BEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies closed in on areas near Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five year civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.Rebels said on Tuesday they would never abandon Aleppo, after reports that U.S. and Russian diplomats were preparing to meet to discuss the surrender and evacuation of insurgents from territory they have held for years.Russia said its Syrian government allies had taken control of five more districts of Aleppo, and had now seized 35 districts from the rebels during an advance that has changed the course of the conflict.The government now appears closer to victory than at any point since 2012, the year after rebels took up arms to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, made more than half of Syrians homeless and created the world's worst refugee ...
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Over 4,7000 migrants perish in Mediterranean 6.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Over 4,7000 migrants perish in Mediterranean
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Angela Merkel calls for ban on Muslim veil 6.12.2016 TOI: Home
Speaking to a party congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen, the western rust belt city where she won the party leadership 16 years ago, Merkel sought to present herself as a guarantor of stability in an uncertain world.
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Austria to fine or jail migrants who lie to authorities | Reuters 6.12.2016 FirstPost: World
VIENNA Austria plans to jail or fine asylum seekers who lie to the authorities, a move aimed partly at dissuading migrants from trying to settle, it said on Tuesday.The cabinet agreed on a draft law that would allow the authorities to punish asylum applicants who lie about their identities - for example by pretending to be Syrian so their claims have a better chance of being accepted - with a fine of up to 5,000 euros ($5,373) or three weeks in jail.Those who stay in Austria despite being ordered to leave face fines of between 5,000 and 15,000 euros or six weeks in jail, said the conservative People's Party (OVP), which is in coalition with the Social Democrats (SPO).The centrist government has this year tightened migration laws. The anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO), whose candidate Norbert Hofer made it to Sunday's presidential election run-off, has been leading opinion polls with around 33 percent for months."Certainly these (measures) have in part a signalling effect," OVP junior economy minister, ...
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Setting sights on fourth term, Merkel vows tough line on migration | Reuters 6.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood
By Paul Carrel and Noah Barkin | ESSEN, Germany ESSEN, Germany Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, seeking to energise her conservatives with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees.Speaking to a party congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen, the western rust belt city where she won the party leadership 16 years ago, Merkel sought to present herself as a guarantor of stability in an uncertain world.The meeting was taking place a month after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and at a time when Europe is reeling from a surge in populism and Britain's vote to leave the European Union.Merkel has been described as the last guardian of western democratic values, a suggestion she rejected."You must help me," she said in an impassioned appeal to 1,000 CDU ...
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21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: International Organisation for Migration 6.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: International Organisation for Migration
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Merkel launches election bid with tough line on immigration 6.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Merkel launches election bid with tough line on immigration
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