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2008-08-17 12:00:17

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Aug. 15 Kyodo - Japan will provide up to 1m dollars (about 113m yen) of emergency humanitarian relief to Georgia for evacuees fleeing the military conflict with Russia, Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said in a statement Friday.

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Karen Lee Ziner At World Refugee Day, an Iraqi woman says she feels "like a newborn" as she and her family settle in to Providence. PROVIDENCE -- Two years ago, a U.S. jet dropped a bomb into Ghaydaa Ghalum's kitchen in Baghdad. It happened seconds after a neighbor, angered by the U.S.

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2008-01-22 19:25:00

Traffic has discovered a surprising new threat to the wildlife of East Africa. Hungry refugees in Tanzanian camps have been hunting wild animals such as buffalo, chimpanzee, and zebra to trade, cook and eat.

2006-07-31 08:06:33

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - When "Steve" fled Pakistan for Hong Kong to seek political asylum in early 2003, he never dreamed he would be stuck in limbo for more than three-and-a-half years and spend 21 months of that time in detention.

2006-07-05 11:37:04

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel widened its offensive in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending several tanks to take over the area where militants had launched a rocket that struck a major Israeli city for the first time, witnesses said. The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

2006-06-22 07:35:00

Crippled by polio and fleeing civil war in his native Ivory Coast, Bakary Kone thought he had found asylum when Spanish coastguards picked up his small boat packed with West African immigrants.

2006-06-09 07:16:42

By Nizam Ahmed KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Zafar Alam, like thousands of other Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar living in Bangladesh refugee camps, says he will never go home.

2006-06-01 07:56:29

By Jonathan Saul and Elana Ringler KIBBUTZ EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - Taking a deep puff on his cigarette, Sudanese refugee Sanka says sneaking across the desert border from Egypt into Israel was perilous, but worth it -- despite being sent to jail.

2006-03-17 04:59:42

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, the number of people seeking asylum in the West has halved over the last five years to the lowest level in nearly two decades, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

2006-02-21 08:28:37

By Ed Cropley DOI TAILANG, Myanmar (Reuters) - For 37-year-old Sri Falung, pleasure is merely the absence of pain.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.