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Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool - RTX2A8KJ

Syrian families resettled by Pope adjust to life in Italy

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While visiting refugee camps on the Greek Island of Lesbos in April, Pope Francis announced that three Syrian families would return with him to Rome for resettlement.
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A Frontex officer (L) escorts a migrant as he boards on a Turkish-flagged passenger boat to be returned to Turkey, on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis - RTSDFLL

Europe begins deporting migrants back to Turkey

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The first deportations of migrants from Europe back to Turkey began in Greece Monday as people were ferried from the Greek island of Lesbos.
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The mother of Suleyman Uslu sits next to the grave of her son, a People's Protection Units (YPG) member who was killed during fighting against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar  - RTX28MBM

Two-week Syrian ceasefire begins Friday

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A two-week ceasefire has been accepted by fighting parties in Syria and will take effect Friday night in the nation where a four-and-a-half-year civil war has cost more than 250,000 lives and displaced millions. Continue reading

A Syrian refugee family walks across rail tracks near Greece's border with Macedonia, outside the village of Idomeni, September 7, 2015. Thousands of migrants and refugees were crowding at Greece's border with Macedonia on Monday morning, their entry slowly rationed by Macedonian police. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1RJAW

Some governors want to refuse Syrian refugees

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In the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, more than half of governors in the United States, mostly Republicans, say they oppose a plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country by next fall. Continue reading

People react as they view tributes and flowers outside La Belle Equipe restaurant on Rue de Charonne following Fridays terrorist attack and France observes three days of national mourning on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

France searches for answers to Paris attacks

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The city of Paris is trying to come to terms with a series of violent attacks on a scale France has not seen since World War II. Continue reading

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