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Sweden to expel up to 80,000 refugees

Tens-of-thousands have had asylum applications denied as European countries expand measures to limit flow of refugees. Sweden intends to expel as many as 80,000 refugees and migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose applications for asylum have been rejected. “We are talking about 60,000 people, but the number could climb …

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Is this the boy in the Messi bag shirt photo?

The mystery about the identity of the boy in the homemade football shirt that enchanted the internet appears to have been solved. BBC Trending has been told that the child who has become known as “Messi’s biggest fan” is actually five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi from a rural area in Afghanistan. This …

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US blizzard 2016: Clearing up after huge snowstorm

Millions of people across the eastern US are clearing up after the weekend’s massive snowstorm that virtually paralysed the region. They have been digging out their cars and clearing pathways of snow which reached 3ft (91cm) in five states. Public transport remains disrupted as the working week is set to …

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Dozens missing after massive landslide in China

Rescuers in the city of Shenzhen pulled four people from the debris but at least 27 people remain missing. A landslide at an industrial park in southern China buried more than 20 buildings and left 27 people missing on Sunday, state media reported, as more than 1,500 emergency workers searched …

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Dunford Praises Afghans’ Progress in Tough Fight

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Dec 8, 2015 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked service members and civilians here for their service in Afghanistan, saying their sacrifices have prevented another attack on the homeland. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told troops in an airplane …

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