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UK warns EU exit could mean migrant camps on south coast

London - A British EU exit could mean thousands of migrants landing on Britain's shores "overnight", the government said, stepping up the rhetoric in the campaign ahead of a referendum on membership.

Australia churches to offer sanctuary to asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australian church leaders Thursday said they would offer sanctuary to asylum-seekers facing removal to a remote Pacific camp, vowing to defy the government's harsh immigration rules.

Charities urge more help for Syria before donor conference

London - Charities meeting in London Wednesday ahead of a Syria donors' conference in the British capital urge more funding and protection for refugees on the eve of talks.

Charities urge more help for Syria before donor conference

London - Charities meeting in London Wednesday ahead of a Syria donors' conference in the British capital urge more funding and protection for refugees on the eve of talks.

Charities urge more help for Syria before donor conference

London - Charities meeting in London Wednesday ahead of a Syria donors' conference in the British capital urge more funding and protection for refugees on the eve of talks.

Australian court dismisses challenge to offshore refugee detention

Sydney - Australia's highest court Wednesday opened the way for hundreds of asylum-seekers to be transferred to a remote Pacific outpost, including women allegedly sexually assaulted there, when it dismissed a challenge to a hardline immigration policy.

Syria donors meet in London in bid to stem refugee crisis

London - World leaders gather in London on Thursday to try to raise $9 billion (8.3 billion euros) for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis spanning Europe and the Middle East.

Syria donors meet in London in bid to stem refugee crisis

London - World leaders gather in London on Thursday to try to raise $9 billion (8.3 billion euros) for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis spanning Europe and the Middle East.

Syria donors meet in London in bid to stem refugee crisis

London - World leaders gather in London on Thursday to try to raise $9 billion (8.3 billion euros) for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis spanning Europe and the Middle East.

UK's Cameron under fire for 'bunch of migrants' comment

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron came under fire in parliament on Wednesday for referring to "a bunch of migrants" in Calais, with opposition MPs condemning his words as "divisive" and "shocking".

Call for more security after Swedish migrant centre stabbing

Stockholm - Swedish officials Tuesday called for greater security at overcrowded asylum centres a day after the fatal stabbing of an employee at a refugee centre for unaccompanied youths.

Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99 percent

Toukyo - Japan accepted only 27 refugees last year and rejected almost all applications, officials said Saturday, as rights groups urged the government to allow more people in.

Rapper Mos Def to stand trial in S. Africa over 'world passport'

Johanesburg - American rapper Mos Def will be tried in a South African court in March after being arrested for presenting a "world passport" when trying to fly out of the country, officials said Wednesday.

Supreme Court to review Obama orders on immigrant deportations

Washington - The US Supreme Court said it will review whether President Barack Obama has the authority to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said more needs to be done to help Muslim women learn English to tackle discrimination and gender segregation in their communities.

Sweden launches probe into mosque arson bid

Stockholm - Swedish police said Sunday they have launched an investigation into possible arson after a fire at a mosque in the southwest of the country."At this time it is unclear how the fire started.

Self-harm at Australia detention centres once every two days: Report

Sydney - Self-harm by asylum-seekers being held at Australia's offshore detention centres takes place on average once every two days, a report said Saturday, with some prospective refugees swallowing poison, cutting themselves and attempting suicide.

Woman who set deadly Paris hotel fire avoids jail

Paris - A French woman convicted of causing a hotel fire that killed 24 people including 11 children walked free on Tuesday after an appeals court reduced her sentence.

Immigrants struggling to integrate in France

Paris - France is struggling to integrate its immigrant population, despite newcomers overwhelmingly identifying with their adopted homeland, according to a major study released Friday.

Mexico navy rescues nine Cubans at sea

- Mexico's navy has rescued nine Cubans who were found by a Panamanian-flagged tanker while their makeshift boat was adrift on the Caribbean sea, authorities said Thursday.

Switzerland grants its final special 'stripper visas'

Ginebra - More than 700 foreign strippers received a special Swiss work permit in 2015, the last issued in a controversial programme that expires on January 1, the immigration office said Tuesday.

No Christmas break in migrant flow to Italy

Rome - Around 4,000 migrants and refugees were saved from waters between Italy and North Africa over the course of the Christmas weekend, with further rescue operations expected in the final days of an "exceptional" year, officials said Monday.

France calls on EU to improve Syrian passport checks

Paris - France called Monday on the European Union to do more to detect false Syrian passports, especially in Greece and Italy, after two of the suicide bombers in the Paris attacks were found to be carrying such documents.

US readies New Year push to expel migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama's administration is planning a vast operation to round up and expel from the United States migrant families who fled drought and violence in Central America, reports said on Thursday.

Syrian 'jihadist' brothers arrested in Austria

Vienna - Two young Syrian brothers have been arrested in a refugee camp in southern Austria on suspicion of belonging to jihadist groups, prosecutors said Wednesday.

EU, Switzerland cite progress, but no deal on migrant curbs

Brussels - The EU and close partner Switzerland said Monday they had made progress but reached no agreement over Swiss curbs on EU migrants which violate the bloc's free movement rules.

Global social media campaign 'I Am A Migrant' launched

London - Migrants around the world are invited to share their life stories in a new social media campaign launched in London on Wednesday by the International Organisation for Migration and a British charity.The site iamamigrant.

Trump and Le Pen: Two takes on a rising populism

Washington - On either side of the Atlantic, the 2008 recession, refugee crises and heightened terror threats have fueled an isolationist populism embodied by Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen -- but they are far from mirror images.

Over 70,000 sign petition to ban Trump from Britain

London - Over 70,000 people had by Wednesday signed a petition to ban US presidential hopeful Donald Trump from entering Britain following his call to bar Muslims from entering the United States.

Los Angeles opens arms to Syrian refugees

Los Angeles - Los Angeles county leaders voted Tuesday to welcome refugees fleeing persecution, including those from Syria, even as some Americans voice fears they could be linked to terror.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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