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Humanitarian organisations warn the EU about the refugee crisis

A dramatic appeal to the European governments has been voiced by 26 humanitarian organisations from Greece, FYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Through their common statement, they condemnn governments “which break the national, european and international law by closing their doors to human beings in need of international porotection.” The organisations have expressed their concern for the restrictive policies that influence ...

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Gruevski claims that citizens should decide on FYROM’s name

“We are ready to discuss, to open dialogue with them, and to find some solution,” FYROM’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski  said in an interview with the Guardian claiming though that any decision should be based on public vote. “We would like as soon as possible to go to dialogue with Greece to find a solution, and if we find a ...

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Le Pen’s National Front loses in 2nd round of French regional elections

France’s far-right National Front party, headed by Marine Le Pen, has failed to win a single region in the second round of the regional elections after a solid lead in the first one. The conservatives won seven constituencies while the socialists claimed five. With almost all of the ballots counted, the center-right Les Republicains, led by the former president, Nicolas ...

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”Refugees” and ”Grexit” are Germany’s words of the year for 2015

‘Refugees’ is Germany’s word of the year for 2015. “Grexit”, the term created to describe the risk of Greece exiting euro zone, is in the third place. The Society for the German language on Friday chose “Fluechtlinge”— refugees — as the Word of the Year 2015. Flüchtling was chosen because it represented the “dominant theme of the year.” with thousands of ...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg to give 99 pct of shares to charity

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said they plan to give away 99 per cent of their fortune in Facebook stock to a new charity the couple were creating, while announcing the birth of their first child on Tuesday. In making the announcement, Zuckerberg said he had told the company that he would be selling or gifting ...

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Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad

An Iraqi warplane has accidentally dropped a bomb over a residential area of Baghdad after it experienced mechanical failure, according to the country’s defence ministry. Officials confirmed to Al Jazeera on Monday that a bomb fell from a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet, hitting a the New Baghdad neighbourhood of the city and leaving 12 people killed or wounded. Early ...

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8.9 million get addicted to drugs every year in Pakistan, Senate body told

In a meeting held on Monday with Senator Rehman Malik in chair, Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Anti-Narcotics was apprised that approximately 8.9 million people in Pakistan become addicted to drugs every year, while 35 million people are directly affected. “Pakistan has allocated Rs27 million annually for these addicts,” said Director General Anti Narcotics Force, Major General Khawar Hanif. ...

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Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition

Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution Monday after talks with indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said as he urged an end to the “echoing silence” in the founding document. Written more than a century ago, Australia’s constitution fails to mention Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and a campaign has been underway for several years ...

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President Obama commutes non-violent drug sentences

In an effort to pare down the massive number of people serving long prison sentences for non-violent, drug-related offenses, President Barack Obama will free dozens of federal prisoners in the coming weeks, the New York Times reports. While the president is expected to commute the sentences of a rough total of 80 people soon, it’s just a small fraction of ...

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This Bernie thing might be catching on

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders is the political phenomenon of the moment and that speaks to hunger among a large number of Americans for blunt talk on the working-class issues of social and economic inequality. On Thursday, the Sanders campaign reported raising $15 million since its April 30 launch, more than anyone except former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, 10,000 ...

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