Asylum seekers in Greece struggle with 'dysfunctional' Skype applications

Asylum seekers in Greece struggle with 'dysfunctional' Skype applications

By Stephanie Boltje Posted May 16, 2016 19:31:22 Photo: Rania Ali’s petition calls for a better way to process asylum applications. (Supplied: Andrew George) Related Story: European volunteers join asylum seekers on Greek-Macedonian border Related Story: ‘We were following a chance’: Journey back to Idomeni migrant camp Asylum seekers stuck in Greece are finding it difficult to apply for asylum under a system that uses Skype as part of the application process. The only way the tens of thousands of asylum seekers can make an appointment to seek family reunification,…

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Hanging shoes exhibition tells stories of Mexican drug cartels' victims

Hanging shoes exhibition tells stories of Mexican drug cartels' victims

Posted May 11, 2016 15:00:47 Photo: The shoes of missing people hang from the ceiling in a new art exhibition in Mexico City. (AFP: Yuri Cortez) Boots, sneakers and sandals donated by families seeking missing loved ones in a region of Latin America stricken by drug violence are dangling in a new exhibit in Mexico. Each of the 86 pairs of shoes hanging from the ceiling were donated by a family member to symbolise how far they have walked in their desperate search. The artist behind the exhibit, Alfredo Lopez…

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Wal-Mart reports stronger US sales; shares jump (AFP)

Wal-Mart reports stronger US sales; shares jump (AFP)

AFPon May 19, 2016, 11:24 pm Walmart reports stronger US sales, shares jump New York (AFP) – US retail giant Wal-Mart reported slightly higher quarterly sales Thursday and said better-than-expected earnings reflected the benefits of heavy investment to boost worker salaries and improve the shopping experience. But executives described US consumers as still cautious and acknowledged that steep investments in e-commerce have yet to pay off. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $3.1 billion, down 7.8 percent from the year-ago period. The world’s largest retailer reported…

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Slumping Groth gets neck checked on Paris eve

Slumping Groth gets neck checked on Paris eve

Sam Groth has succumbed to 11 first round defeats so far this year.SAM Groth faces an uncertain wait ahead of the French Open as the Newcombe medallist undergoes treatment for a blocked nerve in his neck. The Victorian powerhouse has been troubled by the injury over the past month, twice retiring mid-match in Asian tournaments. “(I’ve) had a few issues with a nerve block in my neck and causing some issues into my arm,” Groth said. “Wasn’t right so better to get to Paris and try to get it checked…

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