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Australian Parliament to ban extremists from coming home

Jul. 23, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is set to pass laws as early as Wednesday that would allow the government to prevent suspected extremists from returning home for up to two years while Australian supporters of the Islamic State group are demanding to be repatriated from crowded Syrian refugee camps....

Macron says UN refugee agency attacked, decries Libya camps

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Libyan authorities Monday to stop holding transiting refugees in detention camps and said buildings of the United Nations' refugee agency in Libya were attacked earlier in the day. Macron did not elaborate on the attack he said was carried out on...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians yield few results

Jul. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians often go nowhere

Jul. 22, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

Refugee swimmer feels for separated families at US border

Jul. 21, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most terrible thing...

Protest decries plan to detain migrant kids at Oklahoma base

Jul. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — More than 100 demonstrators protested Saturday in withering heat outside an Oklahoma Army base against the Trump administration's plans to detain migrant children there. Japanese Americans and Native Americans are among those who took part in Saturday's march to Fort Sill and rally in...

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...

The Latest: Trump claims he was 'not happy' with chant

Jul. 18, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "was not happy" when his supporters at a rally Wednesday night in North Carolina chanted "send her back" in reference to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar....

The Latest: Greece: 10 arrested over migrants medical fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A doctor, two medical staff members, and a translator have been arrested at a state-run camp for migrants and refugees in Greece, accused of issuing medical notes for non-existent conditions to exempt migrants from...

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

Jul. 17, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence's visit...