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Pope Visits Refugee Camp, Takes 12 Home With Him

He took 12 Syrian refugees on the plane with him

(Newser) - Pope Francis made an emotional visit to Greece on Saturday to thank its people for welcoming migrants and meet with refugees as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey . The Vatican has confirmed that 12 Syrian refugees, all of them Muslim, are traveling with... More »

7 Kids Among 18 Dead as Migrant Boats Sink

One boat heading to Greek island didn't turn back right away after hitting rocks

(Newser) - A wooden boat carrying migrants from the Turkish town of Ayvacik to the Greek island of Lesbos hit rocks at the start of its perilous journey, but it kept going. That turned out to be a fatal mistake, as the boat sank Wednesday, killing 14, including seven children holed up... More »

Lesbian Islanders Lose Lesbian Lawsuit

They demanded exclusive rights to call themselves Lesbians

(Newser) - Residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost a legal battle to block the use of the word lesbian to describe a sexual preference. An Athens court threw out a lawsuit an islander filed against a Greek gay rights group with lesbian in its name, arguing that  they have... More »

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