Tag Archives: Member states of the United Nations

13Dec/15

Colombia, Spain, acknowledge ‘discrepancies’ with discovery of missing ship containing treasures

Process begins on how to untangle riches from the discovered San Jose galleon, the sunken 18th Century Spanish ship that carried anywhere from $1 to $17 billion in treasures.
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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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09Sep/15

Exhausted migrants wait in open field in Hungary after long trek via Greece and Serbia

Hundreds of migrants wait in an open field under the watchful eyes of Hungarian police, after crossing into Hungary from Serbia.

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02Sep/15

EU migrant crisis leaves asylum policies in tatters

(NVO) – Men, women, small children- they walk along the train tracks from Serbia into Hungary while it’s still dark hoping to evade authorities.
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16Aug/15

Migrants from countries other than Syria turned away from Kos refugee ship

Migrants on the Greek island of Kos are turned away from a ship processing and accommodating refugees as Syrians are given priority.

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02Jul/15

HRW calls on the Dominican Republic to guarantee rights of citizenship of Haitan descendants

At a tense briefing, Human Rights Watch calls on the Dominican Republic to restore citizenship to thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of forced deportation amidst fears of a humanitarian crisis in the region.

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09May/15

Eight-year-old boy is discovered in a suitcase by Spanish border control

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after an attempt to smuggle an eight-year-old boy inside a suitcase through the border between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave Ceuta.

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23Mar/15

Nine UK medical students enter Syria to work in ISIS hospitals

(Next Media Online) – Concern is growing over the fate of nine UK medical students who are believed to have travelled to Syria, where they are said to be working in hospitals in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
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23Mar/15

One year on, Ebola still claws at West African nations despite progress

Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.

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23Feb/15

Congo seeks to draw tourists to troubled, resource-rich east

Rich in minerals but troubled by unrest for two decades, Congo’s east is an unlikely holiday destination, but agents in the region are promoting it’s unique rainforests and endangered species of wildlife as a must see for tourists.
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