Sri Lankan-born author Logathasan Tharmathurai on finding his way home

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:47:51 +0000

Logathasan “Das” Tharmathurai is a man who finds his way. Das nearly failed his grade 12 English literature class and had never thought of becoming a writer. But he decided he had to become one if he wanted to share his story. In July 2019, over three decades after leaving Sri Lanka, Das published The […]

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UN: Venezuela exodus grows, Angelina Jolie to visit region

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:40:11 +0000

UN: Venezuela exodus grows, Angelina Jolie to visit region

The number of Venezuelans who have left their country in recent years has surpassed 4 million, the United Nations said Friday ahead of a visit to the region by UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie.

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Australia police say they didn’t know Bahraini soccer player was refugee

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:15:27 +0000

Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini soccer player was refugee

Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland.

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Angelina Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:13:17 +0000

Angelina Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.

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Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi runaway

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:07:35 +0000

Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi runaway

Four women held a topless protest in Sydney on Thursday to support runaway Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun.

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S. Korea grants refugee status to Chinese broker for N. Korean defectors

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 03:40:21 +0000

S. Korea grants refugee status to Chinese broker for N. Korean defectors

The immigration office on South Korea’s southernmost island of Jeju said Saturday it has granted refugee status to a Chinese smuggler who helped hundreds of North Koreans defect to the South.

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New property law makes it complicated for Syrian refugees to return home

Mohammed swipes the screen on his smartphone and zooms in on a street map showing a neighborhood in Aleppo. “That’s my house, that’s where we lived,” said the Syrian refugee in Germany, before his smile turns sad. “This area belongs to the regime now.”

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