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First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 45 mins ago - 7 reports

Wave of refugees fleeing IS floods Turkish town

ABOUT 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said yesterday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

China exporting tools of torture to developing world

"China has led in the nastier end of the trade," he added. "Chinese companies are taking a leading role in restraint chairs, spiked batons, weighted leg manacles, the sort of equipment which is a bit clandestine." China's domestic market is also booming, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 14 reports

U.S. research explains why flu more dangerous in pregnant women

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Pregnant women were more likely to get sicker from the flu than other healthy adults because they have an unusually strong immune response to influenza, a new study from the Stanford University ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 9 reports

Andrew Coyne: Scotland’s referendum was no exercise in democracy for Quebec to follow

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, observers in this country have been hailing it as an exemplary exercise in democracy. And in some formalistic senses this is true: There seems to have been very little cheating, turnout was massive, and so on. ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - 3 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 7 reports

Israel's controversial migrant center

Photo  / 8An African migrant is seen outside Holot open detention center in Israel's southern Negev desert September 22, 2014. Israel's high court outlawed a detention center where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates ... [Published Reuters UK - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Israel
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 14 reports

Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality...

Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality... (Third column, 5th story, link ) Related stories: Justice Kagan Officiates First Same-Sex Wedding... ... [Published Drudge Report Feed - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Homosexuality
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 12 reports

Refugees flee to Turkey as IS advance in Syria (VIDEO)

DAMASCUS, Sept 23 — As Islamic State forces advanced towards the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab near the Turkish border after seizing several other Syrian Kurdish towns, an estimated 100,000 refugees poured into Turkey on Friday and Saturday.“I don’t ... [Published Malay Mail - 4 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 73 reports

Hong Kong students rally for democracy

College students & activists rally in the streets for free elections, CNN's Ivan Watson was at the protests. ... [Published CNN.com - Video - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 13 reports

Security laws to ban torture

Intelligence officers will be explicitly banned from torturing terror suspects as part of moves by the Federal Government to remove objections to the passage of tougher national security laws.The Government will also move to appease Muslim communities ... [Published West Australian - 6 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 47 reports

More than 60,000 newly arrived Syrian refugees in Turkey in urgent need of humanitarian assistance

Family arrives at temporary border crossing in Turkey. PHOTO: Chloe Day/CARETURKEY-(September 22, 2014)--CARE is deeply concerned about the influx of around 66,000 refugees who have crossed the border to Turkey in the past days."This is a major humanitarian ... [Published Noodls - 7 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 20 reports

Roundup: Turkey braces for more refugees fleeing IS attacks in Syria

The number of Syrian refugees who crossed into Turkey topped 130,000 in the past three days as civilians from northern Syria continue to flee attacks by Islamic State (IS) fighters, Turkey's emergency management agency said on Monday.The Prime Ministry's ... [Published China.org.cn - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 29 reports

More than 130 000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey – minister

“The number of Syrians has passed 130,000,” he told reporters in Ankara, warning that the number would likely rise. IS extremists have seized dozens of villages in the past week as they advance on the town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane in Kurdish, near ... [Published Citizen.co.za - 19 hours ago]

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"Some of these were criminal incidents, and so from that perspective, by all means, we think there should be either indictments or state attorneys need to come in and arrest them."
"The government has spent billions and billions of dollars on its Stop the Boats campaign, when we could have spent that money assimilating refugees."
The statement said, "The contribution of Qatar today will meet half the requirements for urgent needs contained in the strategic development of Darfur."
..." He emphasized: "With more and more desperate refugees arriving at the border in search of safety it is crucial that the international community acts now to strengthen its support to Turkey and other countries neighbouring Syria to avert further suffering."  ( Rudaw )

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