Political refugees

FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, Farhad Nouri, known as Little Picasso sits on bed in his room in the "Krnjaca" collective centre near Belgrade, Serbia. A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family have been offered Serbian citizenship and a job for his father after being stuck for eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic made the offer when he met the five-member family in his office on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
August 16, 2017 - 11:13 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia offered a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family citizenship on Wednesday, after they spent eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland. Serbia's President...
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August 16, 2017 - 4:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was "indiscriminately targeted" by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the northeastern part of the country Tuesday, killing at least 20...
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Brittney Cain-Conley, lead organizer for Congregate Charlottesville, with hat, gets a hug from a supporter after she addressed the crowd during a vigil on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, held at the site where a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 14, 2017 - 6:19 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO UNITED AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISTS Opponents of the Virginia event that descended into chaos included clergy, students, Black Lives Matter activists, armed militia members and protesters...
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August 09, 2017 - 3:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings "shocking and inhumane." International Organization for Migration staffers found...
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In this photo taken Jan. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Transcripts of President Donald Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy, with random asides on subjects including drug abuse in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 04, 2017 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy — with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in...
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In this photo taken Jan. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Transcripts of President Donald Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy, with random asides on subjects including drug abuse in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 03, 2017 - 10:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy — with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in...
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This Monday, July 31, 2017 photo released by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows ambulances of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent gathering in the Syrian border village of Fleeta. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media released videos and photos of buses and ambulances near the Lebanese border town of Arsal and the Syrian village of Fleeta preparing for the evacuations. The second round of an exchange between Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and Syria's al-Qaida affiliate that would lead to thousands of refugees resettled in Syria. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
August 01, 2017 - 7:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A committee of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's eastern border region says tens of thousands of the group will remain where they are despite an arrangement offered to them to return to Syria. Khaled Raad, a member of the refugees' Coordination Committee with the Lebanese government, says...
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In this July 14, 2017 photo, Julie Rajagopal, facing, hugs her 16-year-old foster child from Eritrea after posing for photos at Dolores Park in San Francisco. When he landed in March, he was among the last refugee foster children to make it into the U.S. Trump administration travel bans declared to block terrorists also are halting a small, three-decade-old program bringing orphan refugee children to waiting foster families in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2017 - 11:03 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she'll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is taking in arrives in the United States. Rooney knows the exact words of welcome she'll write on it, in the teenager's native language from the African...
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In this July 14, 2017 photo, Julie Rajagopal, facing, hugs her 16-year-old foster child from Eritrea after posing for photos at Dolores Park in San Francisco. When he landed in March, he was among the last refugee foster children to make it into the U.S. Trump administration travel bans declared to block terrorists also are halting a small, three-decade-old program bringing orphan refugee children to waiting foster families in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2017 - 10:49 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An array of new refugee bans and travel limits that the Trump administration says will block terrorists also have halted a three-decade-old U.S. program for so-called unaccompanied refugee minors. The program is for kids who were made refugees by war or persecution who are...
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July 25, 2017 - 10:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Baghdad" — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio play and part variety show. Abdulwahed was the voice of Iraqi radio from the...
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