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European Court of Justice rules against 'humanitarian' visas for refugees

The court ruled on a case of a Syrian family from the city of Aleppo who applied for a visa to stay with acquaintances in Belgium in October. A Syrian couple with three children applied for visas at the Belgian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut, where they clearly stated that they meant to claim asylum, reports Ritzau.



Call for Action: IRS Tax Refunds Waiting from 2013

To collect their refunds, they must file their 2013 return by Tuesday, April 18th. The IRS said students and others who may not realize they're due a tax refund may not have filed a return. In 2013, it was worth more than $, 6000. $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly) for people without qualifying children. Low- and moderate-income workers may be hit hardest by not filing a tax return, the IRS states, because they may also be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for 2013.


Metal fetus is ready to rock

Metal fetus is ready to rock

The ultrasound lady probably wanted to kill me because I could not stop laughing". "No one believes us", she added. "I can barely run Microsoft Word". She says her husband first spotted the baby seemingly throwing up the gesture, and knew they couldn't walk out The Doors without getting a copy. The couple also said they found out the sex of the baby during the ultrasound.


Teen jumps to death in Snapchat stunt gone wrong

Teen jumps to death in Snapchat stunt gone wrong

Security footage from the mall showed Chow and Ruth standing next to the railing talking as people walked by. "Help me take a Snapchat video and I'll jump", she said Chow told her. "The glass railing along the link bridge is 1.2 meters high and acts as a safety barrier for members of the public". His father Matthew Chow told the Straits Times: "He was a friendly guy, sociable and approachable.


Price of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Slashed by $33 Million

Price of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Slashed by $33 Million

The property is located about 40 miles from posh and celebrity-studded Santa Barbara, California. The $ 100 million asking price "was a hard number to achieve", said Suzanne Perkins , who worked as the property's 2015 listing agent. The Los Olivos estate includes 22 separate structures and spreads across 2,700 acres (that's more than half the size of Griffith Park). The Normandy-style main house spans a whopping 12,600 square feet, with five bedrooms as well as a staff annex.


Black History Month still worth remembering

Black History Month still worth remembering

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month , which celebrates the nation's African-American heritage. They invited role models in the community to give advice to the kids about how they can have successful careers when they get older.