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2019

15

Aug

More than 500 migrants remain stranded on ships in the Mediterranean

Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock. Open Arms, the Spanish NGO operating one of the vessels, said they felt “abandoned” and criticised Europe’s alleged silence on the matter. It is now 12 days that the boat has been stranded […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euro News , Euro News

13

Aug

New Ukip leader suggests Quran ban

The newly elected leader of Ukip has been slammed for Islamophobia after a footage emerged of him saying it should be illegal to publicly distribute the Quran in the UK. Last month, Richard Braine was filmed at a hustings in Grantham, Lincolnshire, saying handing out copies of the holy book should be illegal under incitement […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , Eastern Eye

13

Aug

New US rule would target immigrants who use public benefits

United States President Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled a new rule that could deny visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people who fail to meet income standards or receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The White House said on Monday that migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Aljazeera

09

Aug

German conservatives renew calls for a burqa ban

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany’s own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

08

Aug

680 immigrants are arrested in Mississippi

US immigration authorities have detained some 680 undocumented immigrants in what a federal prosecutor described as a record-setting operation. US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst told reporters the arrests took place at seven sites in six different cities in Mississippi on Wednesday. The raids, he said, are “believed to be the […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , CNN

08

Aug

Groups sue to block Trump administration’s expansion of rapid deportations

Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to block a rule published last month that expands the number of migrants who can be subject to a sped-up deportation process without oversight by an immigration judge. The rule, published in the Federal Register on July 23, broadened the practice of “expedited removal” […]

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Country: United States
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , Reuters

08

Aug

France tries to ban prayer in Senegal

In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, the French-based European Institute of Business (IEA) banned the prayer at the school building. Former Parliamentary Group President Moustapha Diakhate of the ruling coalition shared the circular issued by the school in his social media account. This circular states that in the principle of “secularism” in the school’s bylaws […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

07

Aug

Children who don’t speak German ‘shouldn’t be allowed to start school’

Carsten Linnemann, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Union and its sister party the Christian Social Union parliamentary group, spoke out in favour of postponing the enrolment of children at primary school who do not speak German well enough. He told the Rheinische Post: “To put it in a nutshell: a child who barely speaks […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

06

Aug

Galveston officers on horseback seen leading handcuffed man with rope

Galveston Police are responding to uproar over a photo posted to Facebook showing a man being led by officers on horses, using a rope. “You don’t even do a dog like that,” said Sherri Kelly, visiting the island from Spring. “I don’t care. That’s inhumane.” “Where were they walking him to and why did they […]

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Country: United States
Source: ABC 13

06

Aug

Almost all masjids, graveyards of Kos island ruined

A Turkish cultural association said on Aug. 5 that almost all mosques and graveyards on Greece’s Kos (Istankoy) island were “ruined” and closed to worship. The Rhodes, Kos and the Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association urged Greece to respect the freedom of religion of the Kos Turkish community prior to the Eid-al Adha (Muslim […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , Hurriyet Daily