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  1. Syrian refugee plan 'can be done,' says Canadian ambassador in LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Syrian refugees line up to receive aid for the winter from the UN refugee agency in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on Nov. 18, 2015. Syrian refugees line up to receive aid for the winter from the UN refugee agency in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on Nov. 18, 2015.


  2. Refugee resettlement - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's statement about...Read the original story

    Thursday | Northwest Asian Weekly

    "We join with the people of France, of Lebanon, and other countries across the world in mourning the victims of the Paris and Beirut attacks. While I am heartbroken by the recent tragic events, I feel as Americans, we cannot give in to the fear and hatred that are often the end goals of such heinous acts.


  3. Explore Panama and Costa Rica on a Windstar cruise with conservationist Jeff CorwinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | Los Angeles Times

    Explore the waters and parks of Costa Rica and Panama this spring on a seven-day Windstar Cruises voyage with Jeff Corwin, conservationist and host of the ABC series "Ocean Mysteries" and Animal Planet 's "Jeff Corwin Experience." The cruise, which will transit the Panama Canal, is scheduled to visit the Golfo Dulce rain forest and Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica and Isla de Coiba, an island off the Panama coast that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site accessible only by special permit.


  4. 11 facts about the Qutub Minar you definitely didn't knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | India.com

    There has to be a reason why a simple-brick-minaret is visited by millions of people every year. But we have more than a few reasons why it enjoys the status of being one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Delhi .


  5. Syrian refugees to start arriving in Canada next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | The Globe and Mail

    Civilian employee Lisa Goodsell cleans one of the barracks Monday at CFB Kingston that will house Syrian refugees. Civilian employee Lisa Goodsell cleans one of the barracks Monday at CFB Kingston that will house Syrian refugees.


  6. Mediterranean TravelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Commonweal

    This winter, thousands of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan will be preparing for their first European winter, reminding us that the Mediterranean connects Europe, Asia, and Africa at least as often as it separates the three continents from one another. T. J. Gorton's Renaissance Emir: A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici spins the remarkable four-hundred-year-old tale of how one unexpected refugee from Beirut and Aleppo spent five years in Italy before returning to the region divided today between Syria and Lebanon.


  7. Haidar's story: Orphaned by an ISIL bomb in BeirutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Al Jazeera

    What if Leila Taleb and her husband, Hussein Mostapha, had decided not to visit Leila's sister on that Thursday evening? What if they hadn't stopped en route to buy their three-year-old son Haidar his favourite cake? And what if Hussein had parked the car a little further down the street, so that it wasn't beside the motorbike laden with explosives? It is these hypothetical questions that have been running through the minds of Leila and Hussein's family since the twin bombings struck the Burj el-Barajneh neighbourhood in Beirut's southern suburbs on Thursday, November 12. The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , targeted a busy, working-class residential and commercial area when the street was full of families out shopping and people heading home from work.


  8. Saeed Jaffrey: The Great EntertainerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 22 | Rediff.com

    'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich, gravelly tones of a well-known All India Radio Hindi newsreader called Devki Nandan Pandey, he soon had the whole restaurant listening in.'


  9. Lebanon Works on Maintaining Beirut Airport Operation Amid Russian DrillsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 20 | Avia.Ru

    The Lebanese Transport Ministry said it is working out a set of measures to maintain operations of the Beirut international airport during the three-day Russian military drills in the Mediterranean Sea. The Lebanese Transport Ministry is working out a set of measures to maintain operations of the Beirut international airport during the three-day Russian military drills in the Mediterranean Sea, the ministry said in a statement obtained by Sputnik .


  10. Canada can vet refugees quickly and safely, expert saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Ottawa Citizen

    Peter Showler worked with the UNHCR in Beirut. He is pictured here on the roof of UNHCR building in Beirut.


  11. What Tanabe, Japan, is teaching world about tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | CNN

    Home to a section of the amazing Kumano Kodo -- a series of pilgrimage routes spanning the southern part of Japan's Wakayama Prefecture -- Tanabe City has developed a groundbreaking tourism model that develops and preserves local heritage sites at the same time. Tanabe's "community-based tourism model" allows any resident to get involved in development of the tourism industry -- from creating a tourism vision, implementing booking systems, even creating branding and marketing initiatives.


  12. Kaine: Calls to 'End or Pause Refugee Resettlement Program Misguided'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Patch.com

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine , a member of Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, issues statement on Syrian refugee resettlement. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on Syrian refugee resettlement: "The horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut last week - and a direct threat to Washington soon after - are a grim reminder that ISIL is not going away.


  13. McDonald's and Starbucks face backlash after opening locations in a cultural heritage site in ChinaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Officials decided earlier this year to lease a cultural heritage site, which housed former Taiwanese president Chiang Ching-kuo for a short period in 1948, to McDonald's and Starbucks despite controversy, The villa, located near the city's famous West Lake, was designated a cultural heritage site by Hangzhou officials in 2003. Despite the short length of Chiang Ching-kuo's in the home, conservationists argue that the site is symbol of China and Taiwan's shared history, and should be turned into a museum exploring the relationship between the two countries.


  14. Sideswipe: November 19: Sarcastic security questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    A power company has created a job ad full of utter blather, including the job title, which is, "Customer Experience Anthropologist". Huh? "We're looking for like-minded leaders, visionary thinkers and creative disruptors to help us challenge the status quo and really get things humming for our customers," enthuses the copy meaninglessly.


  15. The Empathy Gap Between Paris and BeirutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Real Clear Politics

    Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of casualties in the worst bombing to strike the city in a quarter century.


  16. Third part of New Lanark trilogy launched this weekRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Carluke Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. New Lanark author CA Hope will be in the village tomorrow to celebrate the launch of the third part of her historical trilogy, telling the human story behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  17. American University of Beirut hosts TEDx talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | Al Bawaba

    What makes you, you ? Is it the country you were born in or the family you come from? Is it the university you went to? The experiences you have? At TEDxAUB, they call this raw outline, "Blueprints." A synergy of idiosyncratic pieces - some more jagged than others - that makes us unique.


  18. Five things to see and do at Machu Picchu besides Machu PicchuRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Independent.ie

    Machu Picchu is a dream destination, but there's a lot more to it than the archaeological site itself says Nicola Connolly. Surprisingly, most visitors spend an average of just two to three hours in Machu Picchu and the rest of their time travelling to get there.


  19. Refugees line up for 'million dollar ticket' to Canada but the odds are heavily against themRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | National Post

    People chosen to resettle in Canada will be getting "the million-dollar ticket," said Mohammed Hamadi as he helped marshal Syrian refugees into the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' headquarters for appointments Thursday. Only half jokingly, the security guard at the compound added, "Don't talk about what Canada is doing too loudly because if these people hear of this, they will go mad.


  20. Internal aid agency planning document reveals Liberals' refugee planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | MacLeans

    Internal planning document shows 1,000 refugees will be flown to Canada every day, and reveals considerations for 'lodging sites' Syrian refugees gather outside their embassy waiting to apply for passports or to renew their old passports, in Amman, Jordan, Sept.15, 2015. Somewhere right now, in a refugee camp in Amman or a rental apartment in Beirut or on a street in Istanbul, sits a Syrian hoping to be among the 25,000 people resettled to Canada, possibly by the end of the year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/Raad Adayleh The new Liberal government is developing plans to fly 1,000 Syrian refugees a day out of Amman, Jordan, according to a planning document obtained by SiriusXM's Everything is Political.