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This refugee amputee will be a torch-bearer for Rio Games
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This refugee amputee will be a torch-bearer for Rio Games

‘I am carrying the flame for myself but also for Syrians, for refugees everywhere’ IMAGE: Ibrahim al-Hussein, refugee amputee swimmer a torch-bearer. Photograph: UNHCR A Syrian amputee swimmer, granted asylum in Greece, will be a torch-bearer for the 2016 Rio Games and is to run with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday. Ibrahim al-Hussein crossed the Aegean from Turkey to Greece on a rubber boat in 2014 after having lost part of his leg in a bombing ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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14 powerful images from Sony World Photography Awards 2016

The winners of the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, organised by the World Photography Organisation, have been announced in the Professional, Environment, Landscape, and other categories. The honorary judging committee has selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the recipient of the most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Professional Photographer of the Year. All the winning images will be part of the 2016 ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago 'Symbolic' image of baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo Award  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'You are not alone': Pope brings 3 refugee families from Greece to Rome

Pope Francis transformed the lives of a dozen Syrian refugees on Saturday when he plucked three families from a crowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos and took them back to Rome. IMAGE: Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Pool/Reuters Six adults and six children  passed in hours from being inmates of a ...
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It's unfair to oppose the tax on provident fund

The overall message to the middle class is: the days of freebies are over.The outcry over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget proposal to tax 60 per cent of the withdrawal from the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) underlines the exclusionary self-interest of the middle class, the biggest beneficiary of this long-term small savings scheme with a corpus of Rs 6.5 lakh crore.  It is difficult to argue with the principle behind the proposal, although there has been some ...
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After the quake: Helping children smile in Nepal

‘Music begins to play. And suddenly, an unexpected figure emerges. She has pink hair, green hotpants and an unmistakeable clown nose. Then another one appears, in a multi-coloured jumpsuit, sporting the same red nose.’ ‘In the context of a disaster, circus and clowning fall under the category of psychosocial relief, a way of helping survivors to deal with the emotional impact of what they’ve been through by using joy and laughter.’ Naomi Mihara reports from ...
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These moving pictures on the refugee crisis won the Pulitzer award

The Pulitzer Prize is the highest award in newspaper and online journalism awarded each year in twenty-one categories. Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees. The photographers followed thousands of migrants engaged in an exodus from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to Europe over the past year, in an effort to escape a sense of seemingly ...
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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 9 images. An aeroplane flies past the sun as it goes into a partial solar eclipse in Singapore on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters A migrant boy uses a piece of a tent as a kite as he runs in a field near a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters Synchronised swimming duet Anita Alvarez, left, and Mariya Koroleva pose for a portrait at the ...
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Why is the world economy being shaky?

  New sources of financial and geo-strategic risk have caused the tremendous global shakiness, notes Claude Smadja What is going on? Stock and financial markets have been in turmoil since the beginning of the year, with wild gyrations that have no solid economic rationale except nervousness and fear about some possible threats hanging over the global economy. These include worries that China’s slowdown might be more pronounced than expected, concerns born of some impending signs ...
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Europe football round-up: Napoli take slender lead; Di Maria stars in PSG win

A summary of the results of the football matches played across Europe on Sunday IMAGE: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates the opening goal against Carpi FC during their Serie A match at Stadio San Paolo in Naples on Sunday. Photograph: Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images Napoli beat 10-man visitors Carpi 1-0 and Juventus won 2-0 at second-bottom Frosinone on Sunday as the leading pair extended their Serie A winning streaks to move further ahead at the top of the table. Napoli saw off lowly Carpi ...
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