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Syrian refugees support one another in Britain

Monday, August 22, 2016

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 28, 2016, two Syrian refugees,
left, concentrate during an English lesson with a volunteer teacher in
London. As the U.K. struggles to implement its commitment to resettle
more than 20,000 Syrians, the government is counting on charities and
community groups to help the newcomers adjust to life in Britain. The
Home Office has for the first time set up a program to allow local
organizations to sponsor refugees and the agency’s website directs
volunteers to migrant charities that need their help.  (Photo: AP)

LONDON, England (AP) — A summer rainstorm pounded down on the eaves of Christ the Saviour church hall in London as Fardous Bahbouh poured tea and set up the makeshift classroom where she teaches some 25 Syrian refugees how to ask for directions in English, shop for groceries and navigate British norms in making new ...more

Iraq executes 36 men convicted in Islamic State massacre

Monday, August 22, 2016

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Yesterday Iraq executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the Islamic State (IS) group’s massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014, officials said. The men were hanged at the Nasiriyah prison in southern Iraq, accord ...more

Turkish cities hit by deadly bombings blamed on PKK

Friday, August 19, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — Suspected Kurdish rebels have carried out a wave of deadly bombings in Turkish cities in what appears to be an intensified campaign against state security forces in the chaotic aftermath of the failed coup. Turkish leade ...more

Clinton, Trump spar over his Islamic State founders claim

Friday, August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton admonished rival Donald Trump yesterday for claiming that she and Barack Obama were the founders of the Islamic State, saying anyone who would “sink so low” should never be president ...more

Elderly US woman killed in police simulation of lethal force scenario

Thursday, August 11, 2016

MIAMI, United States (AFP) – A 73-year-old Florida woman suffered a fatal gunshot wound while role-playing in a police simulation designed to teach people how officers decide when to use lethal force. Mary Knowlton, a librarian, died Tuesday e ...more

12 newborns dead in Baghdad hospital blaze

Thursday, August 11, 2016

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) – A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad’s largest hospitals yesterday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said. Only seven babies could be saved and were taken to ...more

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