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Steph Curry supports women’s game by hosting girls camps

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph Curry, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Golden State Warrior ensured that 200 girls in his camp had […] The post Steph Curry ...

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Suspected Iraqi IS Member in US Custody

A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization.  Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in June 2014, according to court ...

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John Smyth, Christian Camp Leader Accused of Beatings, Dies at 77

He left Britain after an inquiry found he had brutally beaten young men at elite camps. But he was never prosecuted and went on to open similar camps ...

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ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says

Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

China says claims 1M Uyghurs imprisoned in camps 'completely untrue'

China has vociferously defended its human rights record at the United Nations, after accusations were made that more than a million Uyghur Muslims ...

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‘No Such Thing’: China Denies U.N. Reports of Uighur Detention Camps

Confronted with accusations of mass internment in the Xinjiang region, Chinese officials refused to answer “questions which are not factual.”

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Refugee, activist and champion of Syrian cuisine

A woman in exile discovers that cooking for strangers is a way into their hearts.

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China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

A million ethnic Uighurs may be being held in "re-education centres", a UN rights panel has heard.

Peter Ouko is transforming prisoners' lives in Kenya

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world.

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In Uganda’s Refugee Camps, South Sudanese Children Seek the Families They’ve Lost

Since Sudan’s civil war started in 2013, 17,600 minors have crossed into Uganda without their parents.

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Hazy Sacramento Deals With Smoky Smell From Distant Blaze

No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed ...

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Refugee Artist Paints with New Colors in US

Refugees carry few material possessions when they flee war, violence or persecution in their homelands. But they do bring talent and skill to their new countries. At the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland, that talent is on display in ... /
Johnny Depp’s movie about Biggie Smalls and Tupac is shelved before it even hits theaters

Johnny Depp’s crime drama City of Lies about the deaths of rappers the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac has been shelved The post Johnny Depp’s movie about Biggie Smalls and Tupac is shelved before it even hits theaters appeared first on theGrio.

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Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.

Stranded in paradise: How hundreds of parishioners of a notorious South Korean church ended up stuck in Fiji

Reverend Esther was on a mission. She wanted to help craft a world where, as her church put it, "only God is God."

The art scene in Zaatari Refugee Camp

It might not be dominating headlines so regularly anymore, but the Syrian refugee crisis is far from over. There are now more displaced people around ...

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The details of life in a refugee camp

Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures small details that reflect the lives of refugees who have fled South Sudan.

Costa Rica overwhelmed with Nicaraguan asylum seekers

An average of 200 Nicaraguans a day are applying for asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, overwhelming the nation's immigration authorities, according to the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR).

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The Shortlist: Personal Stories From the Refugee Experience

Three books relate the individual accounts of people caught up in events larger than themselves.

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Papua New Guinea makes a drama out of a TB crisis

With low levels of literacy, Papua New Guinea has been using drama to deliver health messages about stopping tuberculosis.

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The bark paste make-up used as sunscreen

Girls and women in the refugee camps of southern Bangladesh use traditional makeup for sun protection.

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