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Persecuted Pakistani Muslim minority seek refuge in China

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:11

Fleeing discrimination and violence, members of a Muslim sect have abandoned their homes in Pakistan to find an unlikely refuge in China.

UN bases shelter a record 95,000 in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 04:11

The number of civilians seeking refuge on UN bases from bloodshed in South Sudan has reached a peak of 95,000 since fighting broke out in December, the United Nations has said.

Penguins in peril find refuge in New Zealand

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2011, 15:02

"You`re a bit grumpy aren`t you mate," says conservationist Shirleen Helps as she expertly handles a squawking penguin doing its best to peck her unprotected fingers.

Fearful Syrians seek refuge in Lebanon

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 09:47

Hundreds of Syrians fleeing a deadly crackdown on two-month-old protests are pouring into Lebanon.

TN govt to form commissionerate for refugees rehabilitation

Last Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 08:56

Tamil Nadu government would form a commissionerate for refugees rehabilitation and overseas Tamils.

N Korean leader`s son denies asylum rumours: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 21:57

The eldest son of North Korea`s reclusive leader denied rumours that he intends to seek refuge in Europe.

Bin Laden family pleads for refuge

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 11:59

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden`s son issued a plea today for some country to accept members of his family seeking to leave Iran, where they have been held under house arrest since 2001.

US missionaries set for release in Haiti

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 15:51

Ten US missionaries from Idaho-based New Life Children`s Refuge charity accused of illegally trying to take 33 children out of Haiti will soon be released, a Haitian judicial source said.