What Europe could learn from the way Africa treats refugees | Alexander Betts

Africa hosts more refugees than any other region of the world and many countries are adopting pioneering solutions, writes Alexander Betts, professor of forced migration Across Europe, asylum policies are failing both refugees and citizens. Attempts to negotiate a fair distribution of refugees within Europe are deadlocked, and this weeks emergency Filippo Grandi, the UN…

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‘The day I was diagnosed was the worst of my life’

Image copyright Geoff Pugh Image caption Doug Monro (right) had to cope without his friend and co-founder for a lot longer than he expected Their idea was to create a website that was able to trawl the internet to collate as many job adverts as possible, and then allow people to find them all via…

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In a world of digital nomads, we will all be made homeless | John Harris

Whose utopia is this, when people have to sever emotional links and leave where they grew up to find dependable work?, asks Guardian columnist John Harris The WeLive, up and running in New York and Washington DC, set to open for planned for Tel Aviv. If accommodation is proving hard to find, you need company,…

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Who AT&T decision really hurts

(CNN)On Tuesday, Judge Richard Leon ruled that AT&T can purchase Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, without any conditions, finding that the $85 billion deal does not violate antitrust law. He also encouraged the government not to pursue an emergency stay of his ruling, arguing it would be unfair to both companies. It’s a…

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The problem with Vermont’s bright idea

(CNN)Have you heard? Vermont home of Bernie Sanders, Ben & Jerry’s and fresh maple syrup on tap is now willing to more-or-less bribe prospective migrants to move there, to the tune of $5,000 a year for up to two years, no questions asked. (The only catches, if you can call them catches, are that you…

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CBE for rail boss amid travel chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTim Farron says outgoing Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne should have turned down his CBE Politicians and passenger groups have reacted angrily after the outgoing boss of Network Rail was appointed a CBE amid continued rail disruption. Mark Carne was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours…

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‘She’s 85 and can out-dance me’: the joy of the age-gap friendship

Modern life makes it hard for old and young to meet, let alone become best friends. Whats the secret? Its natural in the Caribbean community to have connections across generations: Audrey, 53, and Donna, 74 Audrey Im a music lecturer and, around 2004, I started a singing group for older adults. Donna arrived and she…

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After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea’s economy?

Paju, South Korea (CNN)At the Dora Observatory on the south side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, visitors can look through large black binoculars into the North. “A lot of people died of starvation and cold. Government officials at each level were siphoning off food for themselves, so citizens got less and…

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Hamptons ‘builder to the stars’ among those feared dead in plane crash off Long Island

(CNN)A prominent builder, known for erecting mansions in the Hamptons for wealthy celebrities, was aboard a small plane that crashed off the coast of Long Island on Saturday. Two bodies have been recovered and two people are still missing. The Coast Guard suspended its search for the two missing people on Sunday afternoon. “Following a…

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The high school dropout who banked 80m

Image copyright Jota Aviation Image caption Mr Dolan has gone on to launch a chartered airline, among other business ventures ‘Bigger and bigger’ With strong profits, private equity firms started circling. In 2014, with 14,500 clients on its books and a turnover of about £20m, Mr Dolan sold the company to Sovereign Capital as part…

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