Political refugees

April 02, 2018 - 9:26 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dozens of migrants who sent out a distress call while off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Samos were rescued Monday after their boat was towed to land, Greek authorities said. The boat, carrying 58 people, was located north of Samos in rough seas and was towed to the...
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In this March 28, 2018 photo, artist Ryan Mendoza and his wife, Fabia Mendoza, put up siding, in Providence, R.I., on a house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South. The house was on a demolition list in Detroit before Parks' niece bought it for $500 and gave it to Mendoza, who took it piece-by-piece to his home in Berlin. He brought it back to the U.S. earlier this year, but an exhibition was canceled so Mendoza is working to reassemble it for a brief showing on Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
March 30, 2018 - 10:37 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member determined to preserve the civil rights activist's legacy. It was...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo Greek authorities present confiscated passports and identification cards at the Athens Police Headquarters. Last year, Greek police caught a total of 1,672 migrants trying to sneak out of the country by plane. There's a thriving illegal industry in Greece that churns out counterfeit passports and identity papers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 28, 2018 - 4:13 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A month after squeezing into a rubber boat to cross a frigid river on the Greek-Turkish border, Syrian refugee Mohammad al Jarad sat in a chartered private jet leaving a small Greek airport for France. The travel upgrade was the latest ploy by international smuggling...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 19, 2018. Erdogan says following victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as in Iraq's Sinjar region.(Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 6:28 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The U.N. refugee agency says 45,000 Syrians have left their homes in the besieged region of eastern Ghouta in recent days, amid a Syrian government-led offensive against the rebel-held area. UNHCR says hundreds of...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed to Parliament House by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during her state visit in Canberra Monday, March 19,2018. The Nobel Peace laureate who has been widely condemned over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in Sydney at the weekend for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 6:31 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was feted in Australia with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute Monday as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney over the...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed to Parliament House by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during her state visit in Canberra Monday, March 19,2018. The Nobel Peace laureate who has been widely condemned over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in Sydney at the weekend for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 12:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney...
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A coast guard vessel arrives with the bodies of migrants at the port of Pythagorio on the eastern Greek island of Samos, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Greece's coast guard said Saturday the bodies of fourteen people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
March 17, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing. The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons...
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A coast guard vessel arrives with the bodies of migrants at the port of Pythagorio on the eastern Greek island of Samos, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Greece's coast guard said Saturday the bodies of fourteen people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
March 17, 2018 - 1:46 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the sinking of a suspected migrant boat off Greece (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Greece's coast guard says 16 migrants have died after a boat sank off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, including six children. This raises the figure from the 14 announced...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office shows Gavin Wright. Wright is one of three members of a militia group are set to stand trial on charges alleging they were plotting to bomb a mosque and a southwestern Kansas apartment complex IN 2016 where Somali refugees live. Wright, Eugene Stein. and Curtis Allen have pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. Their trial is scheduled to start Tuesday, March 20, 2017 in Wichita. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP File)
March 17, 2018 - 10:58 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the "the Crusaders" met in an office to pick the targets of bombings that they hoped would inspire a wave of attacks on Muslims throughout the U.S. In a business...
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In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, Rohingya Muslims living in no man's land collect water donated by Bangladesh Red Crescent members, near Cox's Bazar's Tombru area. Some 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar last year live at the cloudiest edges of the border with Bangladesh, in a no man’s land that seems to be neither Myanmar nor Bangladesh. Many stay in these places because they are from nearby villages, and can see the wreckage of their former homes. But the Myanmar government insists no man’s land doesn’t exist, and the 6,000 refugees are living inside Myanmar. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
March 10, 2018 - 9:04 am
ALONG THE BANGLADESH-MYANMAR BORDER (AP) — From their home, a tent hastily erected in a grassy field, the young Muslim Rohingya couple can see the village they left behind last year, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar security forces. They arrived in a no man's land, one of the small, ill...
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