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Bangladesh will act on extraditing Chetia: Envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's envoy to India Tariq Ahmad Karim has asked India to have patience with Dhaka over the issue of handing over India's most wanted separatist rebel, ... 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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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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Over 100,000 flee fighting in northwestern Pakistan: UNHCR


March 31st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (IANS) An estimated 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since Jan 20 when government troops began security operations against militant groups in Khyber Agency ... Read more...

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UN deplores killing of Somali refugee leader at Kenya camp


January 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the recent killing of a Somali community leader in the Dadaab refugee complex in ... Read more...

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ULFA’s Chetia reapplies for asylum in Bangladesh


November 20th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general secretary Anup Chetia, presently in a Bangladeshi jail, has once again applied to a court there for political asylum, ... Read more...

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Sex strike brings peace in Mindanao Island


September 19th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Women in a village in the Philippines are being hailed as the heroines after they successfully brought peace to their community. Wives of feuding men in Dado ... Read more...

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378 Pakistanis in Indian jails


August 9th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 360 Pakistani prisoners and 18 Pakistani fishermen are now lodged in various Indian jails, Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran said ... Read more...

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Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


June 18th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), paid a visit to Syrian refugees on ... Read more...

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Myanmarese refugees battle bias, poverty in Delhi (June 20 is World Refugee Day)


June 17th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lodged in a matchbox-sized room with her parents and three siblings, 17-year-old Lalpek Sung constantly looks at the stained bathroom where her mother is chopping ... Read more...

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Iran willing to help resolve Somali crisis


May 28th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Friday announced Iran's readiness to help Somalia end the longstanding crisis in the Horn of Africa country.Press TV reported that ... Read more...

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31 Suu Kyi sympathisers released from Kolkata jail


May 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) After spending more than 13 years in jail, 31 out of 34 Myanmar's pro-democracy activists were released from a Kolkata prison Thursday, said a Myanmarese supporter."Thirtyfour ... 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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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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Angelina Jolie’s Bosnian War Movie In Controversy Again!


December 6th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
However, it now seems that the peace was only short lived because the film has again become the topic of discussion in the entertainment circles. The film’s story reportedly revolves around ... Read more...

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34 Suu Kyi sympathisers still languish in Kolkata jail


November 25th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released Nov 13 from house arrest by the junta ruling her counrty, but freedom still eludes her 34 sympathisers, languishing ... Read more...

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UAE sends 500 tonnes food aid to Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 500 tonnes of food to Somalia as part of its humanitarian assistance to the poverty-stricken country during the holy month ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie to write and direct Bosnian War film


August 26th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is set to expand her roles in the movie-making business as she will be writing, producing, and directing her first movie, GK ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie to make directorial debut with Bosnian war film


August 25th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Angelina Jolie is all set to debut as a director - and a screenwriter - for an upcoming feature film.The film will feature a romance set against ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie vows to help Pak flood victims


August 17th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has vowed to help flood-ravaged Pakistan.The Oscar-winning actress, 35, is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).'I'm doing what ... Read more...

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Four more US choppers arrive in Pak for flood relief operations


August 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): The United States has sent four more CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters to assist in the ongoing relief and rescue operations in flood hit areas of Pakistan.Currently there are 18 ... Read more...

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Lawyer in Iranian stoning case ’safe’ in Norway


August 9th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 8 (DPA) Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has defended a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran, Sunday said he was "safe" in Norway after fleeing from persecution in ... Read more...

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Burmese refugees disappointed over Than Shwe’s India visit


July 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Thousands of Burmese refugees staying in India are upset over the visit of Myanmar military ruler General Than Shwe and have urged the Indian government not ... Read more...

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43 militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal region


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 43 militants and four soldiers were killed in a clash in the Pakistani tribal region of Orakzai near the Afghan border, a military spokesperson said ... Read more...

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US to provide $11 mn humanitarian assistance to Pakistan


June 19th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The US has pledged an additional $11.1 million in humanitarian assistance to Pakistan, the American embassy said Saturday. US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers threaten hunger strike in Malaysia


May 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has threatened to go on hunger strike if they are sent back home. They have been detained here by ... Read more...

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Australian Government defers processing of Sri Lankan, Afghan asylum claims


April 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 9 (ANI): Australia has suspended the issue of immigration claims to Sri Lankan and Afghan shelter seekers."The decision has been made in the light of changing circumstances in both ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Surprise Visit To Bosnian Refugees


April 6th, 2010 - 3:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 05 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While trying to evade being in the media spotlight, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a surprise visit to Bosnia's refugee on Monday. The purpose of ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt visit Bosnia


April 6th, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sarajevo, Apr 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt paid a visit to Bosnia on Monday. They want to draw the attention of the world to ... Read more...

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UN approves $5 million loan for Yemen aid program


February 24th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Almost $5 million in an internal loan was approved by the United Nations (UN) for an aid program in Yemen, the UN said Tuesday.The loan was ... Read more...

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Situation in Somalia grows dire as 20,000 flee Country’s capital


February 20th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 20,000 Somalis have fled the Country's capital after being uprooted by the renewed violence in the region, the United Nations said on Friday.The United Nations High ... Read more...

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Jolie ‘planning to adopt Haiti quake kid’


February 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 11 (ANI): Angelina Jolie is reportedly drawing plans to adopt an orphan from the quake-torn region of Haiti.The actress, who shares six kids with partner Brad Pitt, was purportedly ... Read more...

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New Zealand gives refuge to Sri Lankan asylum seekers


January 19th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan.19 (ANI): New Zealand's Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman's office has confirmed that New Zealand has agreed to give asylum to 13 of the 78 Tamils who were taken to the Indonesian ... Read more...

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Thailand deports Hmong refugees despite international concerns


December 28th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 28 (DPA) Thailand Monday began deporting 4,000 ethnic Hmong refugees to Laos despite international appeals to the government to reconsider the involuntary repatriation to an uncertain future. The first batch of ... Read more...

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