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    EU to Ankara: You Must Help Refugees

    European Union officials urging Ankara to open border crossing where tens of thousands of Syrian civilians arrived this week fleeing massive government offensive in Aleppo province


    In this handout photograph released by the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) on Feb. 6, 2016, Pakistan's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz (C) chairs the third round of four-way peace talks  with Afghanistan, US and Chinese delegates in Islamabad.

    4-Party Talks Agree on Afghan Peace 'Roadmap'

    Joint press release announced that the four countries were trying to set a date for the talks, which were expected before the end of the month, and called on 'all Taliban groups' to join the talks

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at a town hall campaign rally in Derry, New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.

    Rubio Looks to Surge in New Hampshire

    Republican presidential candidate has moved into second place in several recent surveys and appears to be gaining ground on longtime frontrunner Donald Trump

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    Once a Lifeline for Cold War Berlin, Disused Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelteri
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    February 05, 2016 10:00 PM
    A German airport made famous during the Cold War is being used as emergency accommodation to house refugees, as the country struggles to cope with the continued arrival of thousands of asylum seekers. Henry Ridgwell reports from Berlin.

    'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter

    A disused German airport, made famous during the Cold War, is being used as emergency accommodation to house refugees, as the country struggles to cope with the continued arrival of thousands of asylum seekers.


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    German Artists to Memorialize Refugees With Life Jacket Exhibiti
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    Hamada Elsaram
    February 05, 2016 4:30 PM
    Sold in every kind of shop in some Turkish port towns, life jackets have become a symbol of the refugee crisis that brought a million people to Europe in 2015.  On the shores of Lesbos, Greece, German artists collect discarded life jackets as they prepare an art installation they plan to display in Germany.  For VOA, Hamada Elrasam has this report from Lesbos, Greece.
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    E-readers Help Ease Africa's Book Shortagei
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    Deborah Block
    February 05, 2016 4:38 PM
    Millions of people in Africa can't read, and there's a chronic shortage of books. A non-profit organization called Worldreader is trying to help change all that one e-reader at a time. VOA’s Deborah Block tells us about a girls' school in Nairobi, Kenya where Worldreader is making a difference.

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