Social & Humanitarian

First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 6 reports

Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?

SOURCE: AP/Charlie Riedel People stand in prayer after marching about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself by writing a presumptuous summation of the turmoil ... [Published Center for American Progress - 1 hour ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 5 reports

Small step welcome, but many still suffer

In the week that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is to appear before the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention, he has announced that 150 children under 10 years of age and their families are to be released ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - 33 mins ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 35 mins ago - 7 reports

Protests in Pakistan: Nighttime happenings

WHAT did two prominent figures achieve with noisy street protests in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital? At best, nothing. At worst, they helped weaken a fragile democracy and embolden the hand of the army. Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician who is ... [Published The Economist - 35 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 6 reports

More than 1,400 same-sex couples tied the knot in first three months of gay marriage in England and Wales

More than 1,400 same-sex couples tied the knot in the first three months since the gay marriage law was passed in England and Wales.New figures have revealed there has been a steady increase in the number of couples choosing to marry since the law was ... [Published Mail Online UK - 1 hour ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 8 reports

No fines on overdue residency fees for departing Syrians

BEIRUT - Lebanon’s cabinet agreed on Thursday to waive residency fees for Syrian refugees seeking to return to their home country, in a move intended to encourage Syrians to leave Lebanon.“[The cabinet has] agreed to absolve displaced Syrians… who wish ... [Published NOW News - 43 mins ago]
Entities: Syrians, Lebanon, Refugees
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 44 mins ago - 11 reports

Fans condemn alleged offensive texts from Mackay

The chairman of the Cardiff City Supporters' Trust has condemned alleged racist, homophobic and sexist comments made by former manager Malky Mackay.Mackay is alleged to have exchanged a number of offensive text messages with Iain Moody during their time ... [Published itv.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 50 mins ago - 8 reports

Thai Junta Leader Promoted to Prime Minister

Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics. The army ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali Refugees

NAIROBI—The U.N. refugee agency on Wednesday called for East African countries hosting Somali refugees to make voluntary repatriation possible and sustainable.Earlier this month, some UNHCR workers and Somali refugee leaders in Dadaab camp traveled to ... [Published VOA News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Michael Brown is not just another statistic

When police officer Darren Wilson drew out his gun on the afternoon of 9 August, took aim and shot six bullets into Michael Brown, he had no idea it would trigger a riot on the very streets he’d been watching over.After all, who was Michael Brown? Just ... [Published New Internationalist - 19 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Humanitarian convoy: First trucks with Russian aid may enter Ukraine on Friday

11:37Edited time: August 21, 2014 14:33Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine are parked at a Russia-Ukraine border crossing point "Donetsk" in Rostov Region, August 21, 2014 (Reuters / Alexander Demianchuk)Trucks with Russian ... [Published Russia Today - 1 hour ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Ukraine starts clearance of Russian humanitarian cargo

Ukrainian customs officers have started the clearance of Russia's humanitarian aid cargo, authorities said Thursday.According to the press service of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), the clearance procedure began at around 2:15 p.m. local ... [Published China.org.cn - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 25 reports

Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Racial Profiling Investigation

Macy’s will pay $650,000 dollars to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship department store in Herald Square in Manhattan. The chain will also bring in an independent monitor, and institute new policies aimed at reducing racial profiling ... [Published NHPR - 20 hours ago]

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Michael Brown is not just another statistic [Published New Internationalist - 19 mins ago]
Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script [Published Atlantic Monthly - 20 mins ago]
Study shows lesbians have more orgasms. [Published Discover Magazine - 20 mins ago]
Women say no to breast reconstruction after cancer [Published BootsWebMD - 20 mins ago]
Israel and the coming Arab Revolution [Published Axis of Logic - 22 mins ago]
From Ferguson to Cairo [Published Freedom House - 23 mins ago]
Clandestine migration: Waiting for a break [Published The Economist - 24 mins ago]
Interim Thai Parliament Elects General Chan-Och... [Published RIA Novosti - 25 mins ago]
India’s ruling party chief in Mumbai for decrim... [Published Fridae - 25 mins ago]
UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali Refugees [Published DailyMe.Com - 26 mins ago]
Our View: A local take on border security [Published Commercial Dispatch - 28 mins ago]
Deputies: Student, 7, taken into custody after ... [Published ABC News 4 Charleston - 28 mins ago]
Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson [Published University of Vermont - 28 mins ago]
Calls for more democracy in Staffordshire Moorl... [Published Leek News - 31 mins ago]
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Delhi tops in discrimination against NE people:... [Published Deccan Herald - 32 mins ago]
Small step welcome, but many still suffer [Published Bendigo Advertiser - 33 mins ago]
Consumer Reports Says Pregnant Women Should 'Av... [Published Austin American Statesman - 33 mins ago]
Protests in Pakistan: Nighttime happenings [Published The Economist - 35 mins ago]
Transfer of French journalists to police delayed [Published Jakarta Post - 35 mins ago]
STOVALL: Hands are lifted for black men, but fo... [Published Henry Herald - 37 mins ago]
Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 37 mins ago]
Want Peace? Killing Black People Needs To Be Tr... [Published RHRealityCheck - 39 mins ago]
Does hyperpartisanship help women in politics? [Published Washington Post - 39 mins ago]
SMES to provide healthcare jobs boost [Published Care Industry News - 41 mins ago]
Root of Ferguson tragedy is two-fold [Published Indianapolis Recorder - 42 mins ago]
No fines on overdue residency fees for departin... [Published NOW News - 43 mins ago]
Fading hopes for Egypt's revolutionary cycle [Published Middle East Eye - 43 mins ago]
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Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 37 mins ago]
by Freddie deBoer I’ve developed something of a reputation as a socially liberal critic of today’s social liberalism. I got an email from a Dish reader who asked me to flesh out where I’m coming from. I guess what it all comes down to, for me, is that ...
Clandestine migration: Waiting for a break [Published The Economist - Britain - 1 hour ago]
ON A patch of wasteland near the railway station in Calais, a 27-year-old Sudanese man named Sabri draws a map in the sand to explain how he got there. “Libya,” he says, poking at a chunk of broken green glass. “Italia, France. And next England.” Like ...
Protests in Pakistan: Nighttime happenings [Published The Economist - Asia - 1 hour ago]
WHAT did two prominent figures achieve with noisy street protests in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital? At best, nothing. At worst, they helped weaken a fragile democracy and embolden the hand of the army. Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician who ...
American schools: The new white minority [Published The Economist - United States - 1 hour ago]
When stuck for anything insightful to say, politicians often waffle about how children are the future. They are right, of course. When the new school year begins this autumn, most children in public schools will, for the first time, be non-white, projects ...
Racist Much, Columbia Tribune? [Published Crooks and Liars - 1 hour ago]
One of my closest friends is from Columbia, and the other day she said to me, "How could I not have seen how racist these people were when I lived there?" Here's an example: TODAY IN RACISM: From yesterday's Columbia (MO) Tribune. Call 573/815-1700 ...
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U.S. opens criminal investigation into journali... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - 2 hours ago]
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Refugees seek shelter in Russia as Ukraine forc... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 19 2014]
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IOM Angola Receives Convoy of Former Refugees R... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 20 2014]
United Nations Humanitarian Heroes to Ring The ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Aug 18 2014]
IOM Helps Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in South E... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 15 2014]
IOM Marks International Youth Day 2014 with “Le... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 12 2014]
Chinese Immigration Officers Study Document Fra... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 12 2014]
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