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Taliban suicide bombing kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said. The Nepalese were on their way to the Canadian Embassy where they work as guards, according …

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In Jordan camp, Syrian refugees prepare for long exile


ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) – Salam Ashara and his family left Syria in early 2013, when no one expected the civil war in their country to rage for years with no signs of relenting and create the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The Asharas were among the …

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UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

United Nations-Refugees

GENEVA (AP) – The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. The previous year, 2014, had already seen the highest number of …

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Rights group urges EU to stop returning Syrians to Turkey

Greece Migrants

ISTANBUL (AP) – Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the EU to evaluate Syrian refugees’ protection claims before returning them to Turkey citing a lack of refugee rights. It said in a statement released for World Refugee Day that refugees in Turkey lacked access to jobs, education and health care. …

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Belgium remains on high alert after weekend arrests


BRUSSELS (AP) – Brussels remains on high alert with increased security after a weekend sweep which left three in jail facing terrorism charges. The MIVB metro system says a half dozen subway stations have reduced entry on request from authorities but all subway lines were running during the morning rush …

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Toyota’s US robotics boss promises results within 5 years


TOKYO (AP) – The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota’s Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years. Gill Pratt told reporters that the Toyota Research Institute is also looking ahead into the distant future when …

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