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Ending Calais migrants crisis is 'top priority', vow Britain and France

Calais - France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".

Britain, France say ending Calais migrant crisis is 'top priority'

Paris - Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement Sunday.

More than 300,000 seek asylum in Germany this year so far: Report

Berlin - Germany has hosted more than 300,000 asylum seekers since the start of the year, said the daily Die Welt on Saturday, as Berlin prepares for a record influx of refugees in 2015.

Greece arrests three suspected migrant boat raiders

Atenas - Greece's coastguard on Saturday said it had arrested three men suspected of preying on migrants seeking to cross over from neighbouring Turkey, following several complaints made to a rights group.

Rival UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Folkestone - Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened

Calais - French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up.

Migrant journeys cross in Channel citadel

Dover - For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.

Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey

Atenas - Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

In the 'New Jungle' of Calais: a school, A church and a clinic

Calais - Not all of the 3,000 migrants estimated to be holed up in Calais are desperately trying to get to England. If anything, Abdulaziz is putting down roots.

French police foil '1,000 bids' to cross Channel

Calais - French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel Friday, as London vowed further measures to tackle the crisis.

Fears of humanitarian crisis in Serbia as refugees stream in

Presevo - At the crack of dawn hundreds of refugees, most of them Syrians, stream into Serbia's southern valley of Presevo after a perilous journey they hope will lead to a new life in the European Union.

British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage

London - Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm" of migrants was trying to come to Britain, as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

French police slow migrant bids to cross Channel

Calais - The British government was to hold an emergency meeting Friday to grapple with a migrant crisis on its doorstep, as police in northern France blocked at least 200 people from reaching the Channel tunnel.

Migrant bids to cross Channel slowing, say French police

Calais - Migrants holed up in northern France made fewer attempts to reach England via the Channel Tunnel in the early hours of Thursday, police said, suggesting beefed-up security is having an impact.

Hitler, the army and French bashing: UK tabloids on Calais crisis

London - British tabloids combined two of their favourite themes in covering the Calais migrants controversy Thursday -- French bashing and railing against the government response to illegal immigration.

Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests

Deutschland - It's an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.

Egyptian electrocuted trying to jump onto London-Paris train

Paris - An Egyptian man was fighting for his life on Wednesday after being electrocuted at a Paris station while trying to leap onto the Eurostar train to London, said a source close to the case.

El Dorado or pipe dream? Calais migrants hope for new life in UK

London - Thousands of migrants are trying to cross the Channel from France in search of a better life in Britain -- but what makes them risk their lives travelling from one wealthy European country to another?

Migrant deaths in the Eurotunnel

Paris - One person was found dead as migrants desperate to reach England made at least 1,500 attempts overnight to storm the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port city of Calais.

Migrants storm Eurotunnel in bid to reach England

Calais - One man died Wednesday as migrants made some 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in a desperate bid to get to England, a situation that Premier David Cameron warned was "very concerning.

One dead as migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again

Calais - One man was found dead Wednesday as migrants made some 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in a desperate bid to get to England, a situation the British prime minister warned was "very concerning.

Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

Lille - Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak overnight, as about 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.

Over 1,800 migrants rescued off Italy, 13 bodies recovered

Rome - More than 1,800 migrants have been picked up in the Mediterranean and 13 bodies recovered as the exodus from north Africa by boat endures, Italy's coast guard said Tuesday.

Warsaw hosts rival pro- and anti-migrant protests

Varsovia - Two demonstrations were held in Warsaw Saturday, with participants in one welcoming migrants into their country while rival protesters chanted "no to migrants.

Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban

Budapest - Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.

More than 1,300 migrants brought to Sicily

Rome - More than 1,300 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, arrived in Sicily on Saturday, after having been picked up in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

Eritrea calls for UN probe into 'abhorrent' people smuggling

Addis Ababa - Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the "abhorrent" flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations in the hermit state.

Three injured as anti-, pro-refugee protesters clash in Dresden

Berlin - Three people were injured Friday when clashes erupted between far-right demonstrators and pro-refugee protesters in the eastern German city of Dresden, where hundreds of asylum seekers are due to be given shelter.

Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

Bangkok - Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the plight of desperate Myanmar and Bangladesh migrants stranded at sea triggered an international outcry over the grim trade.
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Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
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Myra, Jathro and Melvin De Vera, a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro was born in Israel. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010, Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
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Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
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Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
Protestors at Yarl s Wood.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
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Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
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Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
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Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio

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