Social & Humanitarian

First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 12 mins ago - 10 reports

UN calls for Gaza humanitarian truce, toll reaches 1030

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News  –United Nations, July 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Monday issued an urgent appeal to Israel and Hamas for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, where 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers ... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - 18 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

Narendra Modi Govt mulling to give women chance to lead combat forces in Army

It seems achche din for all the women in Army have come. To increase the role of women in armed forces, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command combat support branches in Army's branches such as aviation, engineers ... [Published Oneindia - 1 hour ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 14 reports

Asylum seekers: Australia asks India to interview Tamils held in WA

High commission will be given access to detainees brought to Curtin centre to determine their eligibility for return to IndiaThe asylum seekers have been taken to Curtin detention centre in Western Australia. Photograph: Amnesty International/AAPThe federal ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

Boat load of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australian mainland for identity checks

They were aboard an Indian-flagged ship when they were intercepted by an Australian customs vessel in late June.Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday all the asylum seekers had been flown overnight from Cocos Islands, an Australian Indian ... [Published FOXNews.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 9 reports

Asylum seekers in compensation bid

LAWYERS for dozens of Tamil asylum seekers kept at sea for weeks will seek government compensation for their unlawful detention. ... [Published Herald Sun - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 7 reports

Almost 33,000 Ukrainian Refugees in 448 Temporary Settlements in Russia

MOSCOW, July 28 (RIA Novosti) - The number of refugees accommodated in temporary settlements in various regions of Russia has almost reached 33,000, said the representative of Russian interagency command group to RIA Novosti on Monday.“We opened 15 additional ... [Published Russia Profile - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 22 reports

UNSC Calls for Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" between Israel and Palestine, asking the parties to implement the truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid and allow delivery of urgently needed assistance in ... [Published Outlook India - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 16 reports

After Four Weeks at Sea 157 Asylum Seekers Have Landed In Australia

Image via157 Tamil asylum seekers arrived on Australian shores on Sunday, having been detained by the government on a customs boat on the high seas for four weeks. The group, who are being held at Western Australia’s Curtin detention centre, are the first ... [Published VICE - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 9 reports

Kerry: Threat of famine looms in South Sudan

Via ReliefWeb, a statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry: Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan.South Sudan now faces the worst food security crisis in the world. Violence has forced over 1.5 million people from their homes since mid-December, while ... [Published H5N1 - 7 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 15 reports

Paul Ryan's poverty solution: emperor's new clothes

Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will slide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major antipoverty speech.The ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 21 reports

ANC welcomes Gaza's 24-hour humanitarian truce

The African National Congress has welcomed Hamas' acceptance of the extension of the humanitarian truce in the conflict between Israel and Palestine in Gaza following the agreement of a 24-hour humanitarian truce.The agreement comes amid an earlier barrage ... [Published SABC - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 32 reports

Hamas Agrees To 24-Hour Cease-Fire As Both Sides Continue To Exchange Fire

. A humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Sunday after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling, in a fresh setback to efforts to secure a permanent ceasefire.  REUTERS/Siegfried ModolaAfter ... [Published International Business Times - 22 hours ago]

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"My vision for my country is reconciliation and peace, [to] make people happy, to believe in a better future," she said. "I think that it will take a long time to do it, it's a long way to go, but when you work with hope, everything is possible."
"What can I, as an individual, do to make a difference?"  You can vote to acquit, and thereby save a life, or at least a livelihood
The Security Council "stressed the need for immediate provision of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip, including through urgent additional contribution to UNRWA" it said
..."It is not the one we necessarily encourage," he explained during last October's MQT. "In general, I like to see a mixture. I like to see mixed communities."

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Sexism in Tech Runs Deep and Global [Published Mashable! - 47 mins ago]
In the cool world of tech, gender discrimination is so uncool that it is rarely overt. But scratch the surface, and you will soon see shades of sexism in startup hubs the world over, from the Bay Area to Bangalore and Beijing. When it comes to ...
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