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A Singaporean businessman accused by Interpol of running a global football match-fixing ring was ordered freed by the city-state's highest court on Wednesday after more than two years of detention without trial. Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 and held under a special law designed to fight gangsters, was set free after the Court of Appeal ruled that he posed no danger to public safety and order. The Attorney-General's Chambers, which handles prosecutions of criminal cases, told AFP it "will study carefully the Court of Appeal's written grounds of decision before determining any course of action".
Sitting on a donated couch in her modest Chicago apartment, Safa Mshymish knows she is among the lucky ones: a Syrian refugee welcomed into the United States before the tide of public opinion turned. "Just like any mother who loves her children and wants to see them sleep peacefully, so do I. Just like any mother wants to feed her children, so do I," she said.