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2018

15

Aug

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Germany deports failed Afghan asylum seekers

A plane arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday morning with 46 rejected Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany, airport officials told journalists. The collective deportation was the 15th such flight since December 2016. Including Wednesday’s flight, some 350 people have been forcibly returned to Kabul after their asylum applications were turned down. Last month, a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Qantara

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Aug

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Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik disputes 1995 Srebrenica genocide

Many of the alleged victims of the Srebrenica massacre are “still alive,” claimed the leader of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, speaking to lawmakers in the Serb-ruled entity within Bosnia-Herzegovina on Aug. 14. The ultra-nationalist Dodik called on the deputies to reject the report adopted by the entity’s government in 2004, which had been the first to […]

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Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
Source: Deutsche Welle

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Home Office stopped author from speaking at UK festival, says publisher

The publisher of a Palestinian author denied a visa to appear at the Edinburgh book festival this year says the Home Office has effectively stopped her from speaking, despite reversing its decision. Nayrouz Qarmout, who is also a TV journalist, was one of a dozen Middle Eastern and African writers and illustrators who had their applications […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

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Aug

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US police kill around 3 men per day, new study reveals

Police in the USA kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, which equates to three men per day, a study has revealed. The data collected through Fatal Encounters, a systematic review that aimed to uncover the risk factor for men relies on media and public record searches to challenge the statistics neglected in […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Voice

14

Aug

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Girl denied internship in Belgium due to headscarf

Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she had recently been accepted to pursue her master’s degree at Vrije University Brussels, and she had been encouraged as a successful […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Anadolu Agency

13

Aug

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Baltimore police officer caught on camera punching civilian on sidewalk resigns

A Baltimore cop was suspended with pay Saturday after a viral video showed him beating a man to the ground. Two officers had stopped a man, later identified as Dashawn McGrier, 26, on Saturday, Baltimore’s FOX 45 reported, citing information from police. The officers let McGrier go before approaching him again, the department said. In the video, […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

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Aug

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Current AfD leader, too, in contact with Germany’s domestic intelligence chief

In addition to the former party leader Petry, current AfD leader Gauland has met with the Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). It was claimed in a recently published book, Inside AfD, by AfD dropout Franziska Schreiber that Maassen met with former AfD […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Welt

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Aug

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Muslim teacher lost his job in Norway for refusing to shake hands with women

Ekeberg Primary School in Oslo has refused to prolong the contract of a Muslim fill-in teacher who refused to shake hands with his female colleagues for religious reasons, the daily newspaper Dagsavisen reported. “Our female teachers experienced that he rejected their hands,” former school Principal Bente Alfheim said. According to Alfheim, the man informed the school about his religious convictions before receiving his job. Alfheim said […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Sputnik , Timeturk

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Aug

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Greece votes for compulsory retirement of Thrace muftis

The parliament on 2 August approved a legislation on the compulsory retirement of muftis appointed in the country’s Western Thrace cities of Komotini (Gumulcine) and Xanthi (Iskece). The bill proposed the compulsory retirement of 81-year-old Mufti of Komotini Mehmet Emin Sinikoglu and 78-year-old Cemali Meco, mufti of Xanthi, citing their advanced ages. The bill, which was prepared by […]

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Country: Greece
Source: World Bulletin

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Aug

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Sweden: Police said to injure autistic boy with toy gun

This June Swedish police broke the arm of an autistic teen carrying a toy gun as they thought it was real, Swedish media reported on Thursday. Martin Naslund, the father of Erik Naslund, 16, told Swedish daily Aftonbladet that the police didn’t call the ambulance even after breaking his son’s arm in three places. Martin […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Anadolu Agency