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Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

World
Imagine how it feels to be given two days' notice to pack up your home.The desperate situation follows a war which has already claimed the lives of your children and sunk your nation into a bitter defeat. Now, the hastily drawn up peace demands that your house be handed to the victors and it seems you were the last to know. Image: Some Armenians would rather destroy their homes than have Azerbaijanis live in them This is what is happening to ethnic Armenians in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, over which there has been six weeks of fighting.On a windswept farm above the village of Nor Seysulan, we met a mother who screamed out her fury. Her sacrifice in this war seems pointless and painful. ...
As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

Finance
When the coronavirus crisis hit New York, many of the city's wealthiest families went elsewhere.Without knowing what the fall will look like, some are debating if they will return to New York at all, which could open up an unprecedented number of spots at even the most elite institutions, according to Emily Glickman, president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting."In my 21 years of practice, I have never seen anything like this in terms of extreme levels of churn and uncertainty," she said.More from Personal Finance:Students still don't know what to expect this fallCollege-bound students to miss out on billions in financial aidAs college classes move online, don't expect a tuition discountUp until now, competition has been notoriously fierce at Manhattan's top schools, with families...
Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Technology
A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airportBy AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 12, 2020, 2:30 PM4 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airport. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila blasted steam, ash and pebbles up to 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) into the s
Carlos Ghosn: How did the Nissan ex-boss flee from Japan?

Carlos Ghosn: How did the Nissan ex-boss flee from Japan?

Business
He was once a titan of the car industry who held hero status in Japan. He then became one of the country's most well-known criminal suspects. Now he's an international fugitive. Carlos Ghosn, the multi-millionaire former boss of Nissan, spent months preparing to stand trial on financial misconduct charges. At least, that was what the Japanese authorities were led to believe.He posted 1bn yen (£6.8m; $ 8.9m) in bail in April. He was monitored by a 24-hour camera installed outside his house. His use of technology was heavily restricted and he was banned from travelling abroad.Then, in a move that left Japan red-faced and his own legal team baffled, he appeared in Lebanon on New Year's Eve. "I have escaped injustice and political pe
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

World
Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...