Thousands continue to flee wars and cross borders in search for a new life...

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TOVARNIK, Croatia, Sept 25 (UNHCR) – They continue to come in their thousands, Afghans, Syrians, Iraqis and others, in an ever-shifting pattern across the Serbia-Croatia border, most fleeing conflict and persecution hoping their onward...

Concealed guns have zero effect on crime rates

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Researchers say there’s no data to back up the claim that issuing more permits to carry concealed handguns will lower crime rates. The findings come just after Texas passed legislation allowing concealed firearms on...

What Happens to the Places Mass Shootings Occur?

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In August, a man armed with a hatchet and air pistol set off a canister of pepper spray in a crowded Nashville movie theater. He then stood up and began threatening movie patrons, inciting...

U.S. dumped 262 million tons of garbage in 2012

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The United States is disposing of a lot more garbage than experts thought. In 2012, the United States got rid of 262 million tons of the solid waste. That’s a 115 percent increase over the US Environmental Protection...

Professor says U.S.-Mexico wall is ‘nonsense’

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Calling the proposal for an immense wall between Mexico and the United States nonsense, the author of a new books suggests a better option would be to open the border between the two countries. “The...

Report aims to debunk anti-immigration myths

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Immigration is shaping up to be among the top wedge issues in the 2016 presidential race. GOP front-runner Donald Trump is stoking the debate with threats to build a wall between the United States...

Criminals get guns from friends not stores

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A survey of inmates in Chicago suggests most criminals don’t steal guns. Instead they get them from family or people they know. “There are a number of myths about how criminals get their guns, such...

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with at least 40 refugees dead or...

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News Stories, 20 September 2015 LESVOS, Greece, Sept. 20 (UNHCR) -- UNHCR staff on Sunday were caring for survivors of two separate weekend incidents involving boats carrying refugees and migrants between Turkey and Greece that...

One war forced a family to flee Somalia, and now another has forced them...

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BOSSASO, Somalia Sept 14 (UNHCR) – Civil war was raging in Somalia when Fatima Mohamed, then just 12 years old, and her older sister fled Mogadishu and travelled north to safety in Yemen. The...

UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

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News Stories, 11 September 2015 The UN refugee agency today welcomed the European Commission's proposals unveiled on Wednesday to address the current refugee crisis in Europe. "Given the urgency of the situation, these proposals need...

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