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Roma demand asylum in Norway

A group of 160 Roma from eastern Slovakia last week demanded asylum in Norway, said the Norwegian ambassador to Austria with responsibility for Slovakia, adding that unsuccessful applicants would be returned to Slovakia within two weeks.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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