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New humane ways to handle European asylum seekers have been developed

The European Commission has developed alternatives for a more humane and efficient way of handling asylum. The new measures are in response to the current migrant crisis. Among the options is a plan to scrap a rule for refugees to claim asylum in the country they arrive in.   The present EU system is widely thought to Read More

Man hijacks EgyptAir Plane and forces crew to land in Cyprus.

A man, wearing what authorities said was a fake suicide belt hijacked EgyptAir plane Airbus 320 earlier today.   The man, who officials say seemed unstable, was later arrested after giving himself up,.   The passengers and crew were unharmed.   The reason for the takeover is not certain as officials say conflicting theories emerged Read More

Pakistan’s Prime Minister is calling for greater co-ordination in the fight against terror.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the Pakistan’s resolve to deal with militants was growing.     He was speaking at a meeting of security officials, following Sunday’s deadly attack against Christians celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore.     The are was more crowded than usual, as members of Lahore’s minority Christian community had Read More

UN legal concerns over EU-Turkey plan

The UN has expressed concern over a radical EU-Turkey plan to ease the migrant crisis, saying it could contravene international law. Under the plan, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned and for each Syrian sent back, a Syrian in Turkey would be resettled in the EU.   The UN’s refugee agency Read More

Congo-born priest in Germany resigns over racist threats

A Catholic priest of Congolese origin has resigned in southern Germany after getting death threats and racist abuse.   Here’s G987S Camelia Guthrie with the details of this story.  

North Korea ‘fires missiles’ into sea hours after UN vote.

North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s defence ministry has said, hours after the UN imposed tough new sanctions. A South Korean spokesman told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were fired at about 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) from Wonsan on the east coast.     They were either Read More

Ben Carson to miss Thursday’s GOP presidential debate in Detroit.

Super Tuesday was not so super for Dr. Carson.   After a disappointing finish Tuesday, the retired neurosurgeon met with his aides and together they decided he would not attend Thursday’s debate.   In an email to supporters, campaign chairman Bob Dees said the “political efforts must come to a close.”   Dees said “We Read More

UN report warns of violence faced by Iraqi civilians

UN officials say violence suffered by civilians in Iraq ‘remains staggering’ with at least 18,800 killed between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. The report by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights highlights the horror Iraqi refugees are attempting to escape from in Read More

Flint, Michigan residents affected by lead-poisoned water supply

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan went mostly unnoticed until recently, but thousands of children may already be infected with the poisoned water. The crisis, which began in April of 2014, left a massive portion of the population poisoned with lead. Residents complained to the state about the smell, color and taste of the drinking Read More

Ten killed in Istanbul suicide attack near popular mosque

Ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkey, and the suspect is believed to be with the Islamic State terror group. Officials say a foreigner was responsible for the explosion in a tourist district of Istanbul near the iconic Blue Mosque. Of the ten that died, at least eight of Read More

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