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AllAfrica.com
Charities Say South Sudan Deal is First Step, Needs EnforcementLondon — Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a peace deal by the
Charities Say South Sudan Deal is First Step, Needs Enforcement
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 minutes ago
London — Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a peace deal by the president of South Sudan but said it needs to be enforced and regulated if civilians' lives are to improve. CARE, Oxfam, World Vision and the International Rescue... Read more
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Independent
Held at gunpoint by gangsters and beaten up by police: A refugee's harrowing story of his danger-filled journey to EuropeNow living in Hamburg following an arduous 11-day passage through Macedonia, Se
Held at gunpoint by gangsters and beaten up by police: A refugee's harrowing story of his danger-filled journey to Europe
Independent / Posted 23 hours ago
Now living in Hamburg following an arduous 11-day passage through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and southern Germany, the man told aid workers at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) UK he felt “like a hero”. Describing the moment he and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Charities welcome S Sudan deal signingAPPresident Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenyas President Uhuru K
Charities welcome S Sudan deal signing
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
APPresident Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, and Ethiopias PM Hailemariam Desalegn, right, witness the signing. Picture: Jason Patinkin London - Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
South Sudan peace deal welcomed with cautionAt least seven ceasefires have already been agreed and then shattered within da
South Sudan peace deal welcomed with caution
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
At least seven ceasefires have already been agreed and then shattered within days or even hours since war began in December 2013. African Union Commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said Thursday the deal was "a critical step in the efforts aimed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Sudan Deal Just Start of Long Road to PeaceThe signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positi
South Sudan Deal Just Start of Long Road to Peace
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Greece lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx The UN refugee agency said Greece needed to show more leadership and take cha
Greece lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
The UN refugee agency said Greece needed to show more leadership and take charge of the situation. Migrants wait at the new reception center near the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influxMigrants fill plastic bottles with water at the port on the Lesbos island in Gr
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 3 days ago
Migrants fill plastic bottles with water at the port on the Lesbos island in Greece, August 21, 2015. ATHENS Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst... Read more
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The Star
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influxATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst humanitarian crises Europe has faced since the World War Two. In the throes of its worst... Read more
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Swissinfo
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influxBy Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday its infrastructure
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
By Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst humanitarian crises Europe has faced since the World War Two. In the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on borderATHENS: Greece ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland on Friday to reliev
Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on border
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
ATHENS: Greece ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland on Friday to relieve the pressure on outlying islands that have been overwhelmed by thousands of people arriving by boat to flee Syria's civil war. At the same time, crowds of migrants... Read more
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The Star
Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on borderATHENS (Reuters) - Greece ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland on Frida
Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on border
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland on Friday to relieve the pressure on outlying islands that have been overwhelmed by thousands of people arriving by boat to flee Syria's civil war. At the same time, crowds of... Read more
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New America Media
As Fed Jobs Abound in Dallas, a Congressman Pushes for NaturalizationNot only will they will have the right to vote, petition their family members,
As Fed Jobs Abound in Dallas, a Congressman Pushes for Naturalization
New America Media / Posted 6 days ago
Not only will they will have the right to vote, petition their family members, and get government protections when they travel abroad; they will also be eligible to apply for high-paying federal jobs, which are now booming in Texas. “There are more... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Greece moves refugees as crush builds on borderGreece has ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland to relieve the pressure
Greece moves refugees as crush builds on border
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
Greece has ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland to relieve the pressure on outlying islands that have been overwhelmed by thousands of people arriving by boat to flee Syria's civil war. At the same time, crowds of migrants massed on the... Read more
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Unicef
Providing access to clean water in Myanmar’s Rakhine state By Mariana Palavra Children and families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are stil
Providing access to clean water in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
Unicef / Posted 6 days ago
By Mariana Palavra Children and families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are still recovering from the sectarian violence that erupted in 2012. Many live in camps, where they are vulnerable to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Migrants arrive by ferry in Athens, but more chaos awaits in MacedoniaMigrants arrive by ferry in Athens, but look what's in store for them in Macedo
Migrants arrive by ferry in Athens, but more chaos awaits in Macedonia
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Migrants arrive by ferry in Athens, but look what's in store for them in Macedonia: Thousands of refugees forced to sleep on rail tracks after border police turn them away Greek government-chartered ferry picked up 2,500 migrants from the islands of... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns « Shropshire StarMany are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little acces
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 8 days ago
Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and suffering heat exhaustion while they wait, sometimes weeks, to be registered by police. The vast majority intend only to pass through... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Streatham Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Bury Times
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Bury Times / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Gazette
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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guardian-series
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
guardian-series / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Harrow Times
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Harrow Times / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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This is West Country
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
This is West Country / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Gazette News
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Gazette News / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Bolton News
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns Migrants and refugees sit by their clothing left to dry against an ancient wa
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Migrants and refugees sit by their clothing left to dry against an ancient wall by the entrance to the ferry port in Kos Town, Kos, GreeceA young tourist rides a bicycle in front... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Croydon Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Northern Echo
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsRoberto Mignone, the UN Refugee Agency's emergency co-ordinator in Kos, describ
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
Roberto Mignone, the UN Refugee Agency's emergency co-ordinator in Kos, described it as a "fragile situation". He said: "It's a very serious crisis in Kos. "Our main concern is for the refugees and migrants but we recognise that it creates a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warnsShelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday
Kos refugees need shelter as crisis grows, UN emergency worker warns
Kingston Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN worker has warned. Many are sleeping rough on the streets or in make-shift tents with little access to food or water and... Read more
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RTE News
France and Britain target migrant traffickersBritain and France have announced new measures to prevent undocumented migrants
France and Britain target migrant traffickers
RTE News / Posted 8 days ago
Britain and France have announced new measures to prevent undocumented migrants entering the Channel Tunnel, while stepping up joint police operations against the people-smugglers who profit from their desperation to reach the UK. Both countries... Read more
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The Manila Times
New figures show scale of EU’s migrant crisisAugust 20, 2015 9:06 am GENEVA: A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European
New figures show scale of EU’s migrant crisis
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
August 20, 2015 9:06 am GENEVA: A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union’s borders last month, according to new figures, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
#Katrina10: How you can helpThis collapsed house as a result of hurricane Katrina but has been rebuilt. Wh
#Katrina10: How you can help
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 8 days ago
This collapsed house as a result of hurricane Katrina but has been rebuilt. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history. At least 1 million people in the Gulf... Read more
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Aljazeera
Figures show record influx of migrants into EuropeA record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, acco
Figures show record influx of migrants into Europe
Aljazeera / Posted 9 days ago
A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc. Frontex, the EU border... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New figures show scale of EU's migrant crisisGENEVA: A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last mon
New figures show scale of EU's migrant crisis
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA: A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures Tuesday (Aug 18), showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc. EU... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Greece’s Lesbos at ‘breaking point’ amid spike in migrant arrivals Published: 19 August 2015 10:23 AM A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan immigran
Greece’s Lesbos at ‘breaking point’ amid spike in migrant arrivals
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Published: 19 August 2015 10:23 AM A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan immigrants approaches the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and... Read more
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Eu Business
New figures show scale of EU's migrant crisis — EU(GENEVA) - A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last
New figures show scale of EU's migrant crisis — EU
Eu Business / Posted 9 days ago
(GENEVA) - A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc. EU border... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Spike in refugee arrivals pushes Greek island of Lesbos to 'breaking point'An unprecedented spike in refugee arrivals on Greek shores is pushing the resor
Spike in refugee arrivals pushes Greek island of Lesbos to 'breaking point'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 days ago
An unprecedented spike in refugee arrivals on Greek shores is pushing the resort island of Lesbos to “breaking point”, with some 2,000 people landing there every day, an aid group warned on Tuesday. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) warned... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Greece calls on EU to develop strategy on growing migrant crisisGreece appealed to its European Union partners on Tuesday to come up with a com
Greece calls on EU to develop strategy on growing migrant crisis
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Greece appealed to its European Union partners on Tuesday to come up with a comprehensive strategy to deal with a growing migrant crisis as new data showed 21,000 refugees landed on Greek shores last week alone. That number is almost half Greece’s... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approachesWhen Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approaches
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 9 days ago
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history. At least 1 million people in the Gulf region were displaced and more than 1,800 people were killed. A decade... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approachesWhen Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approaches
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 9 days ago
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history. At least 1 million people in the Gulf region were displaced and more than 1,800 people were killed. A decade... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approachesWhen Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approaches
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 9 days ago
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history. At least 1 million people in the Gulf region were displaced and more than 1,800 people were killed. A decade... Read more
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The Star
Overwhelmed Greece says migrant crisis won't be solved with fencesATHENS (Reuters) - Greece appealed to its European Union partners on Tuesday to
Overwhelmed Greece says migrant crisis won't be solved with fences
The Star / Posted 9 days ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece appealed to its European Union partners on Tuesday to come up with a comprehensive strategy to deal with a growing migrant crisis as new data showed 21,000 refugees landed on Greek shores last week alone. That number is... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
10 years later: How you can help a decade after the wrath of Hurricane KatrinaImages taken by magazine photojournalist Bruce W. Smith the day and days after
10 years later: How you can help a decade after the wrath of Hurricane Katrina
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 9 days ago
Images taken by magazine photojournalist Bruce W. Smith the day and days after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Mississipi Gulf Coast putting Wavelnad, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian and Long Beach under 28 feet of tidal surge. The huricane... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approachesWhen Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being
NOLA still rebuilding as Katrina's anniversary approaches
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history. At least 1 million people in the Gulf region were displaced and more than 1,800 people were killed. A decade... Read more
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