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Pope advocates dialogue between faiths to counter fundamentalism 29.11.2014 Sify News
At the start of a key visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has stressed on the need to facilitate interfaith dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism.
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Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency 29.11.2014 Sify News
New York, Nov 29 (IBNS) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours exacerbating the already poor humanitarian situation in the enclave, which is dealing with the aftermath of a last summer’s conflict, and an acute fuel and energy crisis.
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Development cooperation in Mediterranean can help stem tide of forced migration – UN agency 29.11.2014 Sify News
New York, Nov 29 (IBNS) If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development, including youth-targeted incentives, at the core of regional cooperation, said the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday.
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UN refugee agency welcomes adoption of civil registration declaration in Asia-Pacific 29.11.2014 Sify News
New York. Nov 29 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the adoption on Friday of an Asia-Pacific ministerial declaration proclaiming a shared vision of civil registration for all people by 2024.
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Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey 29.11.2014 deccanherald.com
Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State groups assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived today in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism. Francis sought to offer a balanced message as he met with Turkish officials upon his arrival in Ankara, his second trip to the Middle East this year. He reaffirmed that military force was justified to halt the extremists advance, but called for greater dialogue between Christians, Muslims and people of all faiths to end fundamentalism. "Fanaticism and fundamentalism, as well as irrational fears which foster misunderstanding and discrimination, need to be countered by the solidarity of all believers," Francis told Turkish officials at President Recep Tayyip Erdogans massive new presidential palace. Francis praised Turkeys welcome of some 1.6 million refugees and said the international community had the "moral obligation" to help Ankara provide for ...
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Australia intercepts Sri Lankan asylum seekers, turns back most 29.11.2014 DNA: Top News
Australia has intercepted a boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia, handing back all but one to Sri Lankan authorities, who arrested them for breaching immigration laws. The Sri Lankans are the first to be turned back in five months as Australia's highest court hears a test case challenging the government's right to intercept asylum seekers' boats outside its territorial waters. Australian border protection staff intercepted the vessel carrying 38 asylum seekers on November 15, and transferred the passengers to a Sri Lankan naval boat where their applications for refugee status were assessed, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. One passenger was accepted for further processing and 37 were returned to Sri Lankan authorities, Morrison said in a statement. The individual will go to one of the offshore processing camps the government runs in Papua New Guinea and the tiny South Pacific nation of Nauru for further processing, he added. The rest are being held in ...
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Pope Francis advocates dialogue between faiths to counter fundamentalism 29.11.2014 DNA: Top News
At the start of a key visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has stressed on the need to facilitate interfaith dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism. In a speech in Ankara, he also called for a renewed push for peace in the Middle East, saying that the region had "for too long been a theatre of fratricidal wars," reported the BBC. He urged Turkey to provide more help to refugees coming from conflict-torn Iraq and Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan termed the Pope's three-day visit a "significant" step to enhance regional peace. The visit is only the fourth visit by a pope to Muslim-majority Turkey. It comes as the nation hosts 1.6 million refugees on its southern border after the Islamic State (IS) seized large territories in Syria and ...
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Australia intercepts Sri Lankan asylum seekers, turns back most 29.11.2014 FirstPost: World

PERTH (Reuters) - Australia has intercepted a boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia, handing back all but one to Sri Lankan authorities, who arrested them for breaching immigration laws. The Sri Lankans are the first to be turned back in five months as Australia’s highest court hears a test case challenging the government’s right to intercept asylum seekers’ boats outside its territorial waters. Australian border protection staff intercepted the vessel carrying 38 asylum seekers on November 15, and transferred the passengers to a Sri Lankan naval boat where their applications for refugee status were assessed, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday

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Demand for Gaya IIM gets louder 29.11.2014 TOI: Patna
With ‘Apni Dharohar, Gaya Shahar’ headed by BJP MLC Krishna Kumar Singh going in the agitation mode on the issue of IIM establishment at Gaya, the demand for Gaya as the location of the proposed IIM, has grown ...
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Pope calls for inter-faith dialogue 29.11.2014 Asian Age: International
Pope Francis (left) shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential palace in Ankara on Friday. AP Pope Francis on Friday said on his first visit to Turkey that inter-faith dialogue could help end fundamentalism and terror, adding that all believers must be given the same rights. “Inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue can make an important contribution... So that there will be an end to all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism,” he said after meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Pope also said Muslims, Jews and Christians should share the same and equal rights and said the world had a “moral obligation” to help Turkey with its hosting of 1.6 million Syrian refugees. The Pope went into talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his newly-constructed and hugely controversial presidential palace outside Ankara, becoming the first foreign dignitary to be received at the grandiose complex. Mr Erdogan on Friday raised concern over “rapidly rising” ...
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China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees 29.11.2014 FirstPost: World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday lashed out at Turkey for offering shelter to roughly 200 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang who were rescued from a human-smuggling camp in Thailand. Thai police found the group in March and Chinese officials identified "dozens" of them as Uighurs, a Muslim people from Xinjiang who speak a Turkic language. Many Uighurs chafe at government curbs on their culture and religion

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Fight fundamentalism by tackling poverty, urges Pope Francis 29.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Pontiff calls for greater tolerance on visit to Turkey’s President Erdoğan, who has been criticised for authoritarian policies

Pope Francis has called for more religious tolerance and for fundamentalism to be tackled by relieving hunger, poverty and marginalisation, rather than by military interventions alone.

Speaking in the vast auditorium of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s palace in Ankara, he lauded Turkey for hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees, and reminded the international community of their “moral obligation” to help care for the almost 2 million Syrians currently living within Turkish borders.

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BJP paper silent on Article 370; wants quota for Pandits, refugees 29.11.2014 Hindu: National
The BJP on Thursday released its ‘vision document’ for Jammu and Kashmir which was silent on the abrogation of Article 370 but raised an issue that could touch raw nerves in the State.Accor...
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BJP Vision Document Out, No Clarity on Article 370 29.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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UN torture report condemns sleep deprivation among US detainees 28.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Despite advances in human rights under Obama, detainees still subject to ‘ill-treatment’, report says The US military has retained the power to inflict prolonged sleep deprivation on detainees despite moves by the Obama administration to eliminate interrogation techniques that amount to torture and ill-treatment, the United Nations warned on Friday. In a review of the human rights record of the US, the first of its kind since 2006, the world body’s committee against torture slams the country for its ongoing violations of international treaties. The review’s many complaints address indefinite detention without trial; force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners; the holding of asylum seekers in prison-like facilities; widespread use of solitary confinement; excessive use of force and brutality by police; shootings of unarmed black individuals; and cruel and inhuman ...
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Pope Francis Urges More Muslim Opposition to IS in Turkey 28.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
Pope sought to offer a balanced message as he met with Turkish officials upon his arrival in Ankara, his second trip to the Middle East this year.
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New Attack in Nigeria Forces 3,000 to Flee: UN 28.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
A Boko Haram attack this week on the northern Nigerian town of Damassak has left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
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Michael Bond: ‘Paddington stands up for things, he’s not afraid of going to the top and giving them a hard stare’ 28.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As Paddington stars in his first film, his creator talks about the bear’s enduring appeal It’s been more than 50 years since a little bear from darkest Peru found himself homeless and alone on Paddington station wearing a tag saying “Please look after this bear. Thank you”, before being adopted by the Brown family. In that time Paddington Bear has acquired ursine national treasure status in the UK and is equally adored abroad: Michael Bond’s 26 Paddington books have sold more than 35m copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages. And this weekend sees the release of the first Paddington feature film, which stars Hugh Bonneville , Nicole Kidman , Sally Hawkins , Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters , with Ben Whishaw providing the voice of the bear. An accompanying Paddington “trail” around London features 50 small statues of the bear decorated by celebrities ranging from David Beckham and  Benedict Cumberbatch to Boris Johnson . The statues will be auctioned for charity at the end of ...
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Jerry Hall: My family values 28.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The model talks about her glamorous mother making clothes for her to take to Paris, leaving home without telling her father and working with Mick Jagger to minimise the effects of divorce on their children My dad was in the second world war with General Patton. He won medals for bravery but he came home quite damaged so he was a handful. He told us some terrible stories and I guess you’d say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He had to go to these refugee camps and there would be a hole with thousands of dead bodies in it, and they’d have to try to identify them and bury them. I don’t think you can ever recover from those sorts of memories. After the war, he was away quite a lot as he drove explosive chemicals cross-country, and when he came home a couple of times a week he was quite volatile. My mother was a medical records librarian, and wonderful with us girls. She sewed a lot of our clothes – really glamorous, beautiful clothes – and I think that’s part of why I was so successful when I ...
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Up to 50 killed in Monday's Boko Haram attack on Nigeria: UN 28.11.2014 Zee News : World
Up to 50 people were killed in an attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a northeast Nigeria border town this week, the UN said on Friday.
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