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The 20 photographs of the week 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the attack on Canadas parliament the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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To escape IS jihadis, Yazidis hide on Mount Sinjar 25.10.2014 Sify News
, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) Recent inroads by militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Yazidi territory in Iraq have led 2,500 people to seek refuge on Mount Sinjar, which has become a safe haven for the minority Kurdish sect for the second time this year.
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To escape IS jihadis, Yazidis hide on Mount Sinjar 25.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) Recent inroads by militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Yazidi territory in Iraq have led 2,500 people to seek refuge on Mount Sinjar, which has become a safe haven for the minority Kurdish sect for ...
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Merkel seeks Vladimir Putin support on gas dispute 25.10.2014 Asian Age: International
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Friday to throw his weight behind a quick resolution of an ongoing gas dispute with Ukraine as winter looms. In the latest talks between the two leaders on the crisis in Ukraine, Ms Merkel also underlined that upcoming elections in areas of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists must respect national law. On the EU-brokered crunch talks to resolve a bitter gas price dispute between Russia and Ukraine, Merkel called on Putin “to firmly support the search for a swift solution before the approaching winter”, a statement from her office said. A new meeting is set for next week amid fears Moscow could in the coming months halt crucial energy supplies to Europe, which gets about a third of its gas from Russia of which about a half transits via Ukraine. Meanwhile, insurgent leaders are boycotting a parliamentary snap poll Sunday in Ukraine and holding their own election in the Lugansk and Donetsk ...
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Over 824,000 people displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN 25.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Kiev, Oct 24 : More than 824,000 people have been displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, including 430,000 within the country, according to a UN report obtained here Friday.
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Buddhist monks celebrate Diwali in Bodh Gaya 25.10.2014 New Kerala: India News
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Oct.24 : Buddhist monks studying at the Tergar Monastery in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, celebrated Diwali on Thursday.
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Merkel seeks Vladimir Putin support on gas dispute 25.10.2014 Asian Age: International
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Friday to throw his weight behind a quick resolution of an ongoing gas dispute with Ukraine as winter looms. In the latest talks between the two leaders on the crisis in Ukraine, Ms Merkel also underlined that upcoming elections in areas of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists must respect national law. On the EU-brokered crunch talks to resolve a bitter gas price dispute between Russia and Ukraine, Merkel called on Putin “to firmly support the search for a swift solution before the approaching winter”, a statement from her office said. A new meeting is set for next week amid fears Moscow could in the coming months halt crucial energy supplies to Europe, which gets about a third of its gas from Russia of which about a half transits via Ukraine. Meanwhile, insurgent leaders are boycotting a parliamentary snap poll Sunday in Ukraine and holding their own election in the Lugansk and Donetsk ...
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Over 824,000 people displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN 24.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
More than 824,000 people have been displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, including 430,000 within the country, according to a UN report obtained here Friday.
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A tale of two New York Cities: I was rich, my brother was down and out 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

It is the city of dreams and cinema cliches, but also of poverty, soaring rents and inequality. The divide between rich and poor has never been greater, as John Freeman discovered when his brother Tim moved into a homeless shelter a few blocks from his smart apartment

Several years ago, I bought an apartment in Manhattan with an inheritance passed to me from my grandmother, who was the daughter of a former attorney for Standard Oil. She outlived three husbands and managed her money well, and in one moment hoisted me out of one social class and into another.

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Erdogan says 1,300 Free Syria fighters to join Kobane battle 24.10.2014 Zee News : World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobane from an assault by Islamic State jihadists.
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More polio cases found on awareness day in Pakistan 24.10.2014 Hindu: International
World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220. The statem...
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At least 824,000 people have been displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN 24.10.2014 FirstPost: World

The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

The post At least 824,000 people have been displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN appeared first on Firstpost.

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Goma back on the map as violence gives way to construction and croissants 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Public and private investment have created fresh hope in a Congolese city more often associated with conflict and upheaval

Vanessa Jados, 27, had croissant cravings while pregnant with her first child but the nearest decent croissant was a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, across the border in Rwanda. Today, the businesswoman from Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is proud to produce what she thinks is the perfect croissant. Her business, Au Bon Pain, is the first boutique boulangerie in Goma, and one of a number of establishments to open in the past year.

When you hear about Goma, its always to do with the war, the volcano you hear nothing good. But there are a lot of good things here, Jados says.

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As winter closes in, UN launches humanitarian appeal for Iraqis in need 24.10.2014 Sify News
New York, Oct 24 (IBNS) An estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned on Thursday as it launched an appeal for greater financial support to bolster its operations on the ground.
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The Devil is Chasing Me, Ottawa Gunman Told Fellow Muslim 24.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Temporary protection visa deal with Palmer United party looking shaky 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

PUP leader Clive Palmer is concerned Scott Morrisons legislation goes far beyond what was agreed

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Social Welfare Director to Pay Cost for Denial of Promotion 24.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Golfers and asylum seekers: a clash of realities 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Turkey to allow 200 Iraqi Kurds to cross into embattled Kobane 23.10.2014 Zee News : World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that 200 Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters would travel through Turkey to the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane under assault by the Islamic State group.
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Gay asylum seekers face intrusive sexual questions 23.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Immigration watchdog says of the 112 interviews of asylum seekers he reviewed, 12% included unsatisfactory questions

More than a tenth of Home Office interviews of gay and lesbian asylum seekers include intrusive or unsatisfactory questions about their sex lives, according to an investigation by the chief inspector of borders and immigration.

John Vine said the Home Office must eradicate unacceptable questioning in asylum interviews that query the validity of same-sex relationships or were likely to elicit sexually explicit responses.

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