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North and South Koreas agree to rare family reunions
North and South Korea have agreed to hold rare reunions for families separated by the Korean War, according to Seoul.
Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal
Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary.
Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report
More than 13 million — that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Europe can do more to protect refugees
For many years European countries have been warned about the inadequacy of their immigration and asylum systems. Now, with increased refugee arrivals and more frequent tragedies, this system is showing all its weaknesses. But refugee arrivals are not the real cause of this collapse. The real reason is political, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks said in a written statement.
Migrants: thousands bed down for the night in Budapest
Nightfall in Budapest has not dimmed the protests outside the city’s main railway station.
Hundreds of migrants are stranded here.
Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku
Leading Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Ban Ki-moon deeply regrets Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists
Migrant crisis: 71 bodies found in Austria lorry
Police in Austria say the bodies of 71 people, believed to be migrants, were discovered in an abandoned lorry found near the Hungarian border on Thursday.
Virginia killings: suspect a “powder keg” of anger
The WDBJ-7 reporters were killed as they interviewed a woman who was also wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by a disgruntled former employee of the local TV station.
Europe’s response to migrant crisis is not working, warns UN rights expert
The European Union should establish a human rights-based , coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset, a United Nations expert advocated, assuring is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effectively combat smuggling and empower migrants.