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Ecuador refuses to extradite Belarus cop


August 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ecuador's top court has rejected an extradition request for a former Belarusian investigative police officer.According to Belarusian news portal Platforma, 30-year-old Alexander Barankov, wanted by ... Read more...

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25 Myanmarese Muslims seek refuge in Hyderabad


July 31st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Persecuted in their own country, a group of 25 Muslims from Myanmar have reached Hyderabad to take refuge here.The group, fled Myanmar to escape ethnic violence ... Read more...

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Asylum seekers in China to get legal status


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) A new Chinese law is all set to give refugees coming to China the right to stay in the country.An Exit and Entry Administration Law, approved ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks solution on Mayanmarese asylum seekers


May 25th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Myanmar's rights panel to engage with the government at Yangon to press for a solution to the ... Read more...

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Chinese smuggler jailed after 12 years on the run


May 19th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A smuggling kingpin, once the most wanted fugitive in China who spent 12 years on the run in Canada, has been sentenced to life in prison ... Read more...

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Chidambaram denies bias against Myanmar refugees


May 16th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday denied any discrimination against Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar on the basis of religion and said they would ... Read more...

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Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for destroying his bid


April 28th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in the US, accused his ... Read more...

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Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Myanmar nationals seek refugee status (With Images)


April 21st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Making pavements as their homes, over 500 hundred Myanmar nationals, among them women and children, have camped for the past 12 days near ... Read more...

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Gaddafi daughter asks Libyans to revolt


November 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aisha Gaddafi, daughter of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has urged Libyan people to overthrow the new government which came to power "with the planes ... Read more...

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Myanmar to take back refugees from Bangladesh


October 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Myanmar has agreed to take back all its citizens lodged in two refugee camps in eastern Bangladesh, Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes said here Saturday.Currently, 28,000 Myanmar ... Read more...

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Court frees 65 detained Pakistanis, allows stay in Delhi


April 28th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A total of 65 Pakistani nationals, detained for staying in India without valid documents, would be released from jail and allowed to live here for ... Read more...

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Court allows 65 detained Pakistanis to stay in jail


April 5th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A total of 65 Pakistani nationals, detained for staying in India without valid documents, will continue to stay in Tihar Jail as the Delhi High ... Read more...

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Randy Quaid to debut “Star Whackers” song on stage


March 18th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vancouver, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Randy Quaid is determined to make a huge impact in the singing world. The 60-year-old is expected to perform at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Friday ... Read more...

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Ousted Tunisian president has prime assets in Canada: Report


February 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 20 (IANS) The family of Tunisia's ousted president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has assets worth $10 million to $20 million in Canada, a media report said.Ben Ali fled to ... Read more...

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Canada to throw out billionaire kin of Tunisia dictator


January 29th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) With a billionaire brother-in-law of the ousted Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fleeing with his family to Montreal last week, Canada Friday said it ... Read more...

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Mexico enacts new asylum law


January 27th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) President Felipe Calderon signed into law Wednesday a measure aimed at bringing Mexico's handling of refugee and political asylum claims into line with international agreements.The law was ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni embroiled in ‘left-wing terrorist extradition’ controversy


January 6th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has come under fire for allegedly intervening to prevent the extradition of a left-wing terrorist convicted of four murders from Brazil to Italy. ... Read more...

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Elderly Caucasian passenger emerges from flight as young Asian man!


November 6th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): A young Asian man, who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver disguised as an elderly white male, was caught after his young-looking hands gave him away.According ... Read more...

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Boards flight as old white man, comes out as a young Chinese!


November 6th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 6 (IANS) In a story that reads like a spy thriller, a young Chinese fooled customs and security at Hong Kong airport last week to board an Air ... Read more...

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Hollywood actor, wife flee into Canada, seek asylum


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, who are on the run from law in the US, have sought refugee status in Canada.Oscar-nominated actor, who ... Read more...

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Canada cracks down on human smugglers


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 22 (IANS) Rattled by public outrage over smuggling of about 500 Sri Lankan Tamils into this country in August, Canada Thursday introduced a bill to tighten its asylum ... Read more...

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Canada monitoring second shipload of Sri Lankan migrants to country


October 18th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Oct 18 (ANI): The Canadian government is reportedly monitoring a second ship full of Sri Lankan migrants preparing to head towards the country, and has stepped up its co-operation with other ... Read more...

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Canadian Navy boards Tamil refugee ship, some expected to be LTTE members


August 13th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): The Canadian government has confirmed that its navy has boarded the Tamil refugee ship 'MV Sun Sea' headed toward Vancouver, carrying 490 asylum seekers, including some people who ... Read more...

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Selective assessment of Tamil refugee status must be avoided: Experts


August 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Aug.13 (ANI): Respected independent observers, have said the international community must avoid being selective about upholding the rule of law and respect for human rights insofar as the plight of Tamil ... Read more...

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Britain’s non-EU immigration cap may face hiccups (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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Non-EU immigration cap rule may face hiccups in Britain


June 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits seek refugee status


June 19th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, along with members of civil society, will hold a protest Sunday on World Refugee Day to demand the government classify them as internally ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan director’s ‘Shadows of Silence’ going to Cannes


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Shedde Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Paris-based Sri Lankan director Pradeepan Raveendran's film "Shadows of Silence", listed as a French entry, will be presented in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 63rd ... Read more...

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Britain now seen as a ’safe haven’ for war criminals


April 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.6 (ANI): Record numbers of alleged mass murderers and torturers have found safe haven in the UK, making this country one of the war criminal capitals of the world, The Independent ... Read more...

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New Canadian law to kick out bogus refugees


March 31st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) To throw out bogus refugee claimants, Canada Tuesday introduced a new bill that will usher in a new system within a year. Though Canada accepts about 260,000 new ... Read more...

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Canada’s new law to shut doors on bogus refugees


March 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With bogus refugee claimants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many other countries leading to a virtual breakdown of its immigration and refugee system, Canada Sunday announced a ... Read more...

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New Zealand teen jailed for 15 years for murder


March 10th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 10 (DPA) A 17-year-old New Zealand youth was sent to prison Wednesday for 15-and-a-half years for murdering a taxi driver who was a refugee from Afghanistan. Shannon David Boyes-Warren, was 16 ... Read more...

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17th Karmapa Lama holds dialogue on Lord Buddha’s teachings


February 19th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa Lama delivered a discourse on the teachings of Lord Buddha here on Friday.Dorje is the highest Tibetan lama, whose authority ... Read more...

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Myanmar court jails naturalised US citizen for three years


February 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 10 (DPA) A Myanmar court Wednesday sentenced a naturalised US citizen to three years in jail with hard labour on charges of committing forgery, illegal possession of foreign currency and ... Read more...

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