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Where are the world's 10 mn stateless people?

Sep 15, 2014

Where are the world's 10 mn stateless people?

The first global forum on statelessness opens in The Hague on Monday ahead of a campaign to eradicate statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world: #Syria #didyouknow #Nepal #Myanmar #Thailand #Iraq #Kuwait #Ivory Coast #The Hague #Citizenship #displaced #Statelessness
How Myanmar's Rohingya community is stuck in refugee limbo in India

Sep 15, 2014

How Myanmar's Rohingya community is stuck in refugee limbo in India

Though the Rohingya minority have lived for generations in Rakhine, the largely Buddhist government passed a citizenship law in 1982 which excluded them. #didyouknow #Myanmar #Myanmar's rohingya community #Indian refugees #Rohingya refugees
Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

Sep 13, 2014

Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

The Jews of Calcutta are mostly gone but here are seven of the most intriguing stories they left behind, now saved on JewishCalcutta.in. #didyouknow #history #Jewish history #Jewish Calcutta #Jael Silliman #Kolkata's jewish population #Recording history #Torah #Synagogue #Jewism
Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' marks 50 years this month

Sep 11, 2014

Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' marks 50 years this month

Children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which has sold over 13 mn copies worldwide, marks 50 years of publication this month. #didyouknow #Roald Dahl #Charlie and the Chocolate factory #50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka #Oompa Loompas
Here's Obama's strategy to destroy Islamic State extremists

Sep 11, 2014

Here's Obama's strategy to destroy Islamic State extremists

US President Barack Obama went before the American people Wednesday to lay out his plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State militants who have seized control of a huge stretch of Syria and Iraq. #World #Barack Obama #Syria #Al-Qaeda #didyouknow #NewsTracker #US congress #Iraq #islamic-state

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Man who measured Mumbais slum size is no more

Aug 16, 2012

Man who measured Mumbais slum size is no more

But for former minister Prabhakar Kunte, Mumbai would have hardly known about slum-dwellers in the city in the 70s. #didyouknow #Vilasrao Deshmukh #Dharavi #Prabhakar Kunte #SB Chavan
Crazy, mad, losing-your-mind?  Mental health challenges go beyond that

Jul 07, 2011

Crazy, mad, losing-your-mind? Mental health challenges go beyond that

Depression is the third leading contributor to the global disease burden. #didyouknow #Cancer #Mental health