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Places for children in schools are massively important, but the international community must work harder to turn their plans into action: accelerate the implementation of education and employment initiatives on the ground to make it possible for children to actually go to school. Then children can begin to live the childhood they deserve, and find some hope for their future.
Vice have released a sincerely gut-wrenching interview with The Eagles of Death Metal, the Rock'n'Roll band that played the
Isis want to be the caliphate - the crusading home for Muslims fleeing the injustice of the West. Instead the opposite is happening. Europe is providing safe haven to Muslims persecuted by Isis brutality... This is a battle against totalitarianism, a battle for our values, and a battle for hearts and minds. Isis seeks to cow us and to divide us. Each time extremists have tried before to spread fear and hatred in Europe, they have failed and our continent has stood firm. We need to stand firm once again - that means supporting security, solidarity and sanctuary too.
My student years in Paris defined who I am today. The streets harboured my surreptitious kisses, those terraces hosted my tears after failed exams and my laughter with my friends who teased me about my Russian accent in French. I wasted my student stipend on Pierre Hermé macaroons consumed between lectures on a random bench at St Germain. It was with a view of the Tour Eiffel that I started my first ever internship at Radio France.
Jeremy Corbyn is among those claiming that recent media coverage has been unfairly focused on the terrorist attacks in Paris
Facebook has come under scrutiny for activating a 'safety check' after the Paris terror attacks, but promoting no similar
A Syrian man, whose image went viral thanks to a photo of him selling pens to try and raise money for his children, has said
In recent months, propaganda films showing extremists using sledgehammers and automatic gunfire to destroy remains of ancient civilisations have commanded swathes of media attention.
The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"
Much like the Iraqi sectarianism of past and present, the powerful Lebanese Shia group, Hezbollah, may soon be drawn into a conflict that is already reaching beyond the conventions of international borders. All eyes are on ISIS now, and this is probably just what they had hoped for.