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Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 19, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

Mar. 18, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the U.S. contribution to be equally generous this year. "Last year we had an...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

Mar. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, he saw the New Zealand city as a place of peace, a haven. Christchurch was more than just physically distant from the bitter strife he had previously known. With its leafy...

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

Mar. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. Brenton Harrison Tarrant...

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

Mar. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors have pledged around $7 billion in aid for Syria and Syrian refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country, the European Union announced Thursday, as the war enters its ninth year. But it was unclear how or when the money would be made available to those in need. EU...

Australia won't risk lives returning IS refugees from Syria

Mar. 14, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he won't put officials in danger by retrieving extremists from the Middle East after an Australian Islamic State group widow asked to bring her children home from a Syrian refugee camp. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's response came...

Rights group: EU complicit in violence against migrants

Mar. 13, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. Amnesty International said in a...

Colombia: Even Maduro's relatives seeking relief from outage

Mar. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The blackout engulfing Venezuela is forcing many to seek refuge — even, as it turns out, President Nicolas Maduro's own relatives. Authorities in neighboring Colombia said the leader's cousin, Argimiro Maduro, along with his spouse, children and extended relatives, approached...

Mayor's racist text causes pain in Maine home to refugees

Mar. 12, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A mayor's resignation amid turmoil that included the disclosure of a racist text message is renewing tensions in a Maine city that has grappled with diversity since the arrival of thousands of African immigrants. Shane Bouchard acknowledged sometimes saying "stupid things" after a...