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How many refugees do the worlds richest countries host?

By: Sarah Lazare Source: AlterNet At a time of unprecedented human displacement, the richest countries in the world are the “least welcoming” to those uprooted from their homes, hosting just 8.88 percent of global refuges and asylum seekers, even though they comprise more than half of the global economy, a new Oxfam International brief finds. “Among these countries Germany alone hosts over 736,000 people, while the U.S., U.K., France, China and Japan are hosting the remaining 1.4 million between them,” states the report. Notably, the United States hosts only 559,370 asylum seekers and refugees, even though it is largest economy in the world in terms of GDP. This low number comes despite...

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George Galloway Vs. Israeli General

George Galloway and a former Israeli General and aide to Ariel Sharon debate the state of Iraq after war and whether the result justifies the costs.

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Being slightly overweight may reduce risk of dying

People who are slightly overweight or mildly obese have a lower risk of early death than normal weight individuals, according to a new analysis of nearly 100 international studies. The studies, most conducted within the past decade, included about three million adults from around the world.  A collective analysis of these studies by researchers at the National Center for Health Statisticsin Maryland, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals that slightly overweight or obese individuals were six percent less likely to die from all causes compared to people of normal weight.  But the researchers found that severely obese individuals were still at a 30 percent...

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