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Two Americans killed in Peshawar suicide bombing (Third Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Two Americans were among four people killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a US consulate vehicle near a UN ... Read more...

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Two die as Peshawar bombing targets US consulate vehicle (Second Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 19 others injured when a suicide bomber triggered a massive car bomb blast, targetting a US consulate vehicle near ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.According to the UN agency, the total number ... Read more...

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Russia proposes deadline to stop Syria violence


August 17th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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54 Africans died at sea during voyage to Italy


July 11th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 11 (IANS)A total of 54 people have died in the Mediterranean sea while attempting to reach the Italian shores from Libya, Xinhua quoted the United Nations Refugee ... Read more...

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Jolie donates $100,000 to help refugees


June 21st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly made a donation of $100,000 to the United Nations Refugee Agency to help Syrian refugees.The 37-year-old, who is a special ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

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150,000 Afghan refugees to leave Pakistan


June 18th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The UN refugee agency plans to help in the voluntary repatriation of some 150,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan this year.Pakistan continues to host about 1.7 million ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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Mali situation under close watch: UNHCR


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 23 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday that it has been closely monitoring developments in Mali following the announcement that army soldiers had taken control of ... Read more...

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80,000 people flee Mali as clashes continue


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have fled the western African nation of Mali to neighbouring countries due to intense fighting between government troops and rebels, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Insurgents attack animal clinic near UN offices in southern Afghanistan


October 31st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on early Monday morning when a small group of insurgents attacked an animal clinic near offices belonging to the United Nations in southern ... Read more...

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Nepal’s apex court comes to Tibetan refugees’ aid


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nepal's apex court has come to the aid of nearly two dozen Tibetan refugees who were arrested after fleeing Tibet to go to India, asking the ... Read more...

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Spain increases aid to Africa


August 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS/EFE) Spain has increased by almost 6 million euros ($8.5 million) the emergency aid it is allocating to help ameliorate the food crisis in the Horn of ... Read more...

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Nepal frees Dalai Lama’s envoy but threat deepens


August 6th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) Though Nepal police have released the envoy of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama after detaining him for eight hours, the threat hanging over the Tibetan diaspora ... Read more...

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150 killed in Mediterranean boat capsize: UN


June 4th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 4 (IANS) At least 150 people - including Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals - drowned and many others were still missing, when a boat capsized off the coast ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Libyan refugees feared dead after ship sinks off Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of Libyan refugees are feared dead after an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside of the port ... Read more...

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400,000 people fled Libya: UN


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Some 400,000 people have fled the violence in Libya, the UN said Friday.Some 83,000 foreign nationals have been repatriated, but 12,000 more remain at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan was world’s 8th largest asylum-seeker in 2010


April 1st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, April 1(ANI): More than 10,000 Pakistani nationals applied for asylum in 44 countries last year, making Pakistan the eighth largest asylum-seeker in industrialised nations, according to a report of the ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Afghanistan to meet refugees


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie has made a surprise two-day visit to Afghanistan, the UN's refugee agency saidThe star of films such as 'Mr and Mrs Smith' and ... Read more...

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Libyan “migration tsunami” as thousands pour into Tunisia to escape Gaddafi’s loyalists


February 28th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis, Feb 28 (ANI): Aid workers in Tunisia are reportedly facing a "migration tsunami", with reports saying that thousands of people have poured across the border from Libya claiming that they had ... Read more...

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5,000 Tunisian immigrants arrive in Italy


February 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Over 5,000 illegal immigrants have arrived from Tunisia over the past week, forcing Italian authorities to step up patrols on its tiny southern island of Lampedusa.The government has ... Read more...

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Over 160,000 ‘flood affected’ people in Pakistan still displaced: UN spokesman


January 26th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has claimed that over 160,000 'flood affected' people are still displaced in Pakistan nearly six months after the tragedy."Although this is a substantial ... Read more...

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Sweden deports Iraqi refugees


January 20th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
STOCKHOLM (BNO NEWS) - Despite criticisms from activists and international organizations, a plane with 26 deported Iraqi refugees landed at Baghdad airport from Stockholm, Swedish police said Wednesday.Police arrested about 70 protesters ... Read more...

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Bosnian rape victims slam ‘ignorant’ Jolie over her directorial debut


November 30th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30 (ANI): Bosnian rape victims of 1990s' inter-ethnic war have blasted Angelina Jolie, who is shooting a movie about Bosnia that has sparked controversy, calling her "ignorant" about the ... Read more...

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Jolie wants to meet Bosnian victims to clear up misunderstanding


October 17th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 17 (ANI): After Bosnia revoked her licence to film her directorial debut this week, Angelina Jolie said that she wants to meet a group of war victims to clear ... Read more...

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EU agrees trade concessions to flood-hit Pakistan


September 17th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): The European Union has reportedly agreed to make trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of floods.According to the BBC, although details of the concessions ... Read more...

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Jolie urges people to avoid corruption ‘excuse’, donate to Pak flood relief work


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 9 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, the goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has called on people to put aside corruption fears and contribute funds towards the ongoing ... Read more...

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Jolie visits flood-stricken Pakistan


September 7th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 7 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has visited flood victims in Pakistan and highlighted the need for international help, says the UN.Jolie was in the country on Tuesday in her role ... Read more...

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