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General News    H3'ed 9/4/15

Egypt billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter. 'Greece or Italy sell me an island, I'll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.' Those who took shelter would be treated as 'human beings,' he said. 'The way they are being treated now, they are being treated like cattle.'
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