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Suspect in random SF slaying had previously been deported

San Francisco - The Mexican national accused of the random killing of a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist attraction last Wednesday had been deported five times prior to the fatal shooting.

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: Officials

Calais - Traffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said.

Sharp rise in German attacks on refugee centres: Official report

Berlin - Far-right crime in Germany soared 24 percent last year to the highest level in six years, with a "shameful" surge in attacks on refugee centres, an official report released Tuesday showed.

Child migrant crisis endures on Mexico's south border

Palenque - His face lit up every time he mentioned his destination -- the United States -- but like many Central American children, Juan's dream ended abruptly when Mexican officers caught him riding a freight train.

Greece votes to grant citizenship to immigrants' children

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of a law to grant citizenship to immigrants' children who were born and raised in Greece, an issue unresolved for generations.

Migration crisis and corruption takes toll on Italy's Renzi

Rome - Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi's popularity and public trust in his centre-left party have been damaged by corruption scandals and the immigration crisis, a new poll showed Saturday.

Record gains for anti-immigrant party in Danish vote

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became Denmark's second largest party in Thursday's general election and the biggest in the right-wing bloc, which ousted a centre-left government.

'Death trap' Mexico must probe migrant attacks: Amnesty

- Amnesty International warned Thursday of a "shocking spike" of violence against migrants in Mexico and urged authorities to investigate two separate attacks against 200 of them.

Indonesian captain describes alleged Australian boat payment

Indonesia - The captain of a migrant boat has described how Australian authorities allegedly paid US$31,000 to turn the asylum-seekers back to Indonesia, claiming the crew and migrants were sent on their way in "unseaworthy" vessels.

Hungary activists take immigration billboard war to Orban's hometown

Budapest - A row over Hungarian government posters seen as xenophobic looks set to intensify after organisers of a counter-campaign say their spoof versions will launch next month, including in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's hometown.

Three years' jail for death of Turkish-German heroine

Darmstadt - A German court on Tuesday jailed an 18-year-old man for three years over the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national heroine for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls.

Danish general election goes down to the wire

Copenhage - Denmark's centre-left government and right-wing opposition are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of Thursday's general election, with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt staging a major comeback thanks to a resurgent economy.

Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Sydney - Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats, Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Tuesday, after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.

Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

Sydney - Australia on Monday told Indonesia to better secure its borders in a stinging rebuke after Jakarta demanded answers to allegations Canberra paid to turn back a boat of asylum-seekers.

Burundi to take centre stage as African leaders meet

Johanesburg - Leaders meet in Johannesburg on Sunday for an African Union summit which will be dominated by the political unrest in Burundi and the migration crisis in the continent.

Hungary threatens to shut Serbian border to stop migrants

Budapest - EU member Hungary threatened Friday to close its border with Serbia to stop an influx of migrants.

After racist rally and arson, German town accepts first refugees

Naumburg - A small German town that became a byword for xenophobia when neo-Nazis rallied against a planned asylum centre and the building was torched two months ago accepted its first refugees this week.

Hungary's anti-immigration campaign sparks controversy

Budapest - New anti-immigration billboards put up by the Hungarian government have sparked political controversy, with the head of a small opposition party admitting on Monday that he had vandalised the state-funded posters.

Italy slams anti-immigrant north as crisis deepens

Rome - Italy's government on Monday slammed the country's powerful northern regions for their "unjust" refusal to accommodate more migrants, begging the question of where thousands of incoming refugees will find shelter.

Religious faith in Canada is changing

While Canadians are increasingly rejecting organized religion, certain religious faiths are getting boosted by an influx of immigration.

Luxembourg rules out full voting rights for foreigners

Luxembourg - Luxembourg overwhelmingly rejected in a referendum on Sunday giving full voting rights to foreign nationals, who make up nearly half the population.

Major migrant rescue operation underway in Med

Rome - Nearly 3,500 migrants were rescued Saturday from 15 boats off the coast of Libya, Italy's coastguard said.

UN slams 'despicable' exploitation of migrants by mafia

Rome - The UN's refugee agency on Friday slammed as "despicable" and "extremely worrying" the infiltration of a criminal network in Italy's system for housing asylum seekers and recently arrived migrants.

Migrant arrivals up six-fold in Greece, says UN

Ginebra - Debt-laden Greece has seen a six-fold rise in the number of migrants landing on its shores over last year, the UN said Friday.

Sarkozy party's 'Islam meeting' sparks criticism

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy's right-wing opposition party held an internal meeting Thursday on the "question of Islam" in France, which drew criticism from Muslim groups and some members of the party for "stigmatising" the religion.

Migration threatens European civilisation: Hungary PM

Budapest - Mass migration threatens European civilisation, Hungary's controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday. "Today mass migration is taking place around the globe that could change the face of Europe's civilisation.

French police clear migrant camps in Paris, Calais

Paris - French authorities Tuesday cleared hundreds of migrants from two camps, one under a subway bridge in Paris and the other in the northern port of Calais.

French police clear migrant camp in Paris

Paris - Dozens of French law enforcement officers on Tuesday cleared several hundred African migrants from a camp under a subway bridge in northern Paris.

U.S. court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

Washington - A U.S. appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Russian law targets 'undesirables'

Russian lawmakers are poised to pass legislation empowering national defense officials to target foreign organizations considered out-of-favor with the government.
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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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Grade 3's and 4's of the Russian immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary School, Castlegar, B.C. singing Russian songs to commemorate the Oath of Allegiance Day for 55 new Canadians, Wed Oct 27, 2010
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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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Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled "The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup", during a news conference in Doha
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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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President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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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Protesters against French immigration policies, Paris 2008
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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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U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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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students putting chairs away after the ceremony, with walls in the background displaying the flags painted by the students each flag representing a country from which one of the new Canadians came.
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your DJournalist looking meaningfully off into the distance like all heroes do, with the Twin Rivers Elementary School entrance in the background, as we exited the Oath of Allegiance Ceremonies in Castlegar B.C. Wed Oct 27 2010
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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