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    Video caption: School steps in to give classes to Afghan children living in hotel

    Hear from Afghan teenagers who are receiving English lessons, thanks to a local school.

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    Video caption: Myanmar: Mass release of political prisoners

    Some of the political prisoners released by the authorities in Myanmar describe how they endured life in jail.

  3. Halifax's heartfelt welcome for Afghan refugees

    Daragh Corcoran

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Refugees from Afghanistan have been invited to a welcome event in Halifax.

    Children at Halifax Academy

    The Orange Box young people's centre has gathered hundreds of messages of goodwill from young people in Calderdale, written on orange hearts.

    One of the messages says: "We will welcome you if you don't have anywhere to sleep."

    The event is taking place on Tuesday evening at the St Augustine's Centre in Halifax.

    Sara Robinson from the centre, which helps with refugee resettlement, says: "The Orange Heart is part of national campaign called 'Together with Refugees'.

    "A heart, because it's about open hearts and a welcome and orange because that's the colour of the refugee flag and of lifebelts."

    Afghans who worked for the British government or military have been the first to arrive with their families in West Yorkshire, after their country fell to the Taliban regime.

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    Video caption: Uttarakhand floods: The dramatic moment a car with people is pulled from a river

    Officials used cranes to pull it - and its occupants - to safety.