Police in Switzerland have arrested an asylum seeker linked to the murder of a refugee helper in Germany. Rohingyas from Myanmar are trying to establish themselves in Bangladesh and refugees stranded in Greece have to face the freezing winter. This and more in today's news roundup.

Lebanon lifts residency fee for Syrian migrants: International rights group Human Rights Watch has lauded Lebanon for waiving a $200 fee on Syrian refugees in the country. Read the full report here.

Swiss police arrest asylum seeker linked to murder of German refugee worker: The suspect had presented an identification document showing he was an asylum seeker, Swiss authorities said. The Nigerian is believed to be involved in the murder of a 22-year-old volunteer at a German refugee center. Click here to read more.

Uganda moves to expel Burundi refugees: Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest. Click here to read more.

US authorities detain legal immigrant in Seattle: A Mexican man protected from deportation has been detained in his Seattle home. Daniel Ramirez arrived in the US illegally as a child but had obtained a work permit under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Click here to read more.

Forgotten refugees: Rohingyas make a home in Bangladesh: More than 70,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since a crackdown began in October. In total there are almost half a million such refugees in Bangladesh. They live in crowded camps such as Kutupalong. Click here for the picture gallery.

Refugees brave winter in Greece: Inhumane EU policies have resulted in asylum seekers being stuck on Greek islands in the winter, says Amnesty International. Click here to read more.

Compiled by Manasi Gopalakrishnan
 

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