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Remaining Oregon militia expected to surrender on Thursday – video 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The four remaining members of the so-called Oregon militia, who began an armed occupation of the Malheur national wildlife refugee over a month ago, have indicated that they will surrender to the FBI on Thursday morning, following hours of negotiations. Many of the protesters – including the group’s leader, Ammon Bundy – were arrested by authorities several weeks ago, during a shootout that resulted in the death of one militia member, LaVoy Finicum

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George Clooney: film industry has been slow to respond to refugee crisis 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Hail, Caesar! star says the film world ‘reacts’ rather than ‘leads the way’ when confronted with humanitarian disasters, such as Syria and Sudan

George Clooney said the film industry takes too long to respond to humanitarian crises in the wider world. Speaking at a press conference for his new film Hail, Caesar! at the Berlin film festival, Clooney was questioned over the frivolity of the film in the face of nightmarish social and political problems, including the war in Syria and consequent refugee crisis.

Clooney said: “The unfortunate thing about film community is we react to situations much more than we lead the way. Things happen, scripts are written, and it takes a couple of years before people are actually making films.

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Bullish Vladimir Putin is running rings around the west in Syria 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

As US and its allies cling to hopes of a settlement, Russian president is changing facts on the ground – like he did in Ukraine

In the fog of Syria’s war, one thing appears clear: Russia is running rings around the US and its allies, militarily and diplomatically. While Washington clings to hopes of a negotiated settlement, Vladimir Putin is changing facts on the ground, just like he did in Ukraine in 2014.

It’s Putin’s game. And, so far, he’s winning.

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Berlin film fest opens with George Clooney-starrer 'Hail, Caesar!' 11.2.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
George Clooney will be in town on Thursday when Hail, Caesar! opens the annual Berlin Film Festival, and Meryl Streep is the competition jury president, but the politically attuned showcase hopes to attract refugees as well as film fans this year. The festival that began in 1951 when Germany, and Europe, was recovering from a war that had uprooted millions of people is making an extra effort to welcome the latest wave of refugees who have fled war in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. Refugees will be taken behind the scenes of the festival, some accompanied by NGO workers who are helping them to adjust to life in Germany, and there will be a refugee-staffed food truck serving up Mediterranean fare with the aid of a celebrity chef, the festival said in a statement. Dieter Kosslick, the festival's director, told Reuters in an interview that without losing sight of its primary goal of presenting the best of world cinema, this year's Berlinale is programmed in part to show why people become refugees. "If you lose ...
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Russia, US spar over Syria: Moscow proposes 1 March for ceasefire, Washington wants it now 11.2.2016 FirstPost: World

The talk of ceasefire plans comes as the US, Russia and more than a dozen other countries meet in Munich to try to halt five years of civil war in Syria.

The post Russia, US spar over Syria: Moscow proposes 1 March for ceasefire, Washington wants it now appeared first on Firstpost.

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Nato calls Europe’s migrant crisis a ‘human tragedy’, orders warships to Aegean Sea 11.2.2016 FirstPost: World

The Nato warships, now under German command, will conduct reconnaissance and surveillance to help end Europe's gravest migrant crisis since World War II.

The post Nato calls Europe’s migrant crisis a ‘human tragedy’, orders warships to Aegean Sea appeared first on Firstpost.

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'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault 11.2.2016 Asian Age: International
(Photo: AFP) Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Beirut: A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported on Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced new pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence. World powers urged Russia to end its air strikes, which a senior US official said were "directly enabling" the Islamic State group, and the UN Security Council met to discuss the conflict. The meeting behind closed doors came ahead of crucial international talks Thursday in Munich to push for Syrian peace negotiations. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 506 people had died since the regime launched a major offensive against rebels in Aleppo province on February 1, including 23 children killed in Russian air strikes. Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded Wednesday at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Turkish Prime ...
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Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey 11.2.2016 Zee News : World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday slammed EU and UN pressure to open Turkey`s borders to more refugees, threatening to send the millions already in the country to other states.
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Garner asks Kentucky lawmakers to protect children's literacy programmes 11.2.2016 Cinema-Showbiz
Actress Jennifer Garner is urging Kentucky lawmakers to protect funding for early education programmes.
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Nato sends naval patrol to eastern Med to combat people smuggling 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Small, German-led naval force ordered to the Aegean sea to begin mission ‘without delay’

Nato is to intervene in Europe’s migration crisis for the first time, with a naval patrol ordered immediately to the eastern Mediterranean to help combat people-smugglers.

Related: Hiding in plain sight: inside the world of Turkey's people smugglers

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'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault 11.2.2016 deccanherald.com
A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced new pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence. World powers urged Russia to end its air strikes, which a senior US official said were "directly enabling" the Islamic State group, and the UN Security Council met to discuss the conflict. The meeting behind closed doors came ahead of crucial international talks Thursday in Munich to push for Syrian peace negotiations. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 506 people had died since the regime launched a major offensive against rebels in Aleppo province on February 1, including 23 children killed in Russian air strikes. Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded Wednesday at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday said it was building a new camp for the refugees inside Syria, and said it was unfair to ask Turkey to open its ...
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2 female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria 11.2.2016 Asian Age: International
Rescue workers transport a victim of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee for treatment at a hospital, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The attack is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week. Maiduguri: Two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services, in the latest violence to hit the remote region. The attack happened in Dikwa, some 90 kilometres from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Wednesday morning and is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week. It will again raise security fears about the safety of internally displaced people (IDPs) and put pressure on the government, which maintains it has the upper hand against the insurgents and is pushing for the return of civilians caught up in the violence. Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, deputising for President Muhammadu Buhari ...
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'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault 11.2.2016 Asian Age: International
(Photo: AFP) Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Beirut: A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported on Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced new pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence. World powers urged Russia to end its air strikes, which a senior US official said were "directly enabling" the Islamic State group, and the UN Security Council met to discuss the conflict. The meeting behind closed doors came ahead of crucial international talks Thursday in Munich to push for Syrian peace negotiations. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 506 people had died since the regime launched a major offensive against rebels in Aleppo province on February 1, including 23 children killed in Russian air strikes. Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded Wednesday at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Turkish Prime ...
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Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Isis | George Soros 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
The best way for Russia to avoid collapse is by making the EU implode first – by exacerbating the migration crisis and stoking Islamophobia The leaders of the US and the EU are making a grievous error in thinking that president Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against Islamic State . The evidence contradicts them. Putin’s aim is to foster the EU’s disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood Europe with Syrian refugees . Russian planes have been bombing the civilian population in southern Syria forcing them to flee to Jordan and Lebanon. There are now 20,000 Syrian refugees camped out in the desert awaiting admission to Jordan. A smaller number are waiting to enter Lebanon. Both groups are ...
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Women counter Finland’s anti-refugee group with hugs 11.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Women counter Finland’s anti-refugee group with hugs
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'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault 11.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault
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Popular Afghan film-maker sees Delhi as his refuge 11.2.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Feb.11 : Theatre or real life? This is what Qurban Ali Mirzaee asks himself, whilst sitting in a small flat in West Delhi.
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2 female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria 11.2.2016 Asian Age: International
Rescue workers transport a victim of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee for treatment at a hospital, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The attack is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week. Maiduguri: Two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services, in the latest violence to hit the remote region. The attack happened in Dikwa, some 90 kilometres from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Wednesday morning and is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week. It will again raise security fears about the safety of internally displaced people (IDPs) and put pressure on the government, which maintains it has the upper hand against the insurgents and is pushing for the return of civilians caught up in the violence. Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, deputising for President Muhammadu Buhari ...
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Babies behind bars: why Cameron’s support of prison reform falls short 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
The prime minister is right to be concerned about detaining pregnant women and mothers with young babies. But with fewer women than men able to find a job on release, and more committing self-harm, do the alternatives go far enough? On Monday, David Cameron has made a speech about the need for comprehensive prison reform, including a particular mention of the detention of pregnant women and mothers with young babies. Speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank in Westminster, he said : A sad but true fact is that last year there were 100 babies in our country living in a prison. Yes, actually inside the prison. In the prison’s mother-and-baby unit, to be precise. When we know the importance of the early years for child development, how can we possibly justify having babies behind ...
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If there is another economic crash, Europe’s far right is ready for it | Owen Jones 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
History should be warning enough: the left must prepare a coherent alternative to the slash and burn of austerity – and fast The last economic crisis never ended, and another one may loom . Europeans have endured years of unemployment and underemployment, stagnating or falling living standards, and cuts to state services on a scale ranging from steep to decimation. The disintegration of Syria has sent a tidal wave of human misery crashing over the country’s borders, some of it lapping on the shores of the European continent. And already the populist, anti-immigration right is in a strong position, from Sweden to France, Greece to the Netherlands. So when Greece’s motorcycling former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis warns that Europe could be falling into “a modern 1930s” , it is time to sit up, listen – and ...
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