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8,000 migrants rescued in Med in 48 hours

Rome - More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said Tuesday.

Frenchwoman spared sentence for helping migrant lover cross to UK

Boulogne-sur-mer - A former supporter of France's anti-immigration National Front escaped punishment on Tuesday for helping her Iranian refugee lover cross the Channel to Britain on a rickety boat.

In Greek port, migrants play cat and mouse with police

Patras - Khalid, a 13-year-old from Afghanistan, spends his days in squalor repeatedly trying to scale a metal fence separating him from the better life he dreams about at night.

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain

Lille - A former supporter of France's anti-immigration National Front (FN) goes on trial Tuesday for helping her Iranian migrant lover smuggle across the Channel to Britain.

Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus

Madrid - A boy travelled at least 230 kilometres from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said on Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe.

24 migrants rescued in Niger, dozens more feared dead

Niamey - Twenty-four West African migrants were rescued and dozens more feared dead after traffickers deserted them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official said.

Spain rescues more than 200 migrants from Med

Madrid - Spanish coastguards rescued more than 200 migrants on Saturday as they attempted to make the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to Europe.

EU states slammed for lack of support to Africa fund

Brussels - EU countries have fallen far short of their duty to an African economic development fund designed to help discourage mass migration to Europe, Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker charged Friday.

Macron government takes tough line on Calais migrants

Calais - French President Emmanuel Macron's new government took a tough line on Calais migrants Friday, with his interior minister saying he does not want the northern port to become an "abscess".

Migrant death truck 'mastermind' tight-lipped at trial

Taf - The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial on Thursday.

French farmer detained again for helping migrants

Nice - A French farmer who became a symbol of the migrant crisis for helping Africans sneak across the border from Italy has been detained again, his lawyer said Thursday.

The 'Mastermind' behind migrant death truck

Taf - The handcuffed Afghan flashed a boyish smile at the cameras as he entered the packed Hungarian courtroom on Wednesday to stand trial over the deaths of 71 migrants found dead in the back of a truck nearly two years ago.

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Taf - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis.

Fresh Med shipwreck horror on World Refugee Day

Rome - Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, the UN's refugee agency said Tuesday on World Refugee Day, as it reported fresh deaths.

Nearly 130 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean after shipwreck: IOM agency

Rome - At least 126 migrants were feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya while trying to make the perilous crossing to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday.

No chance for single EU migration policy: Hungarian PM

Varsovia - Hungary's populist prime minister said Monday he sees no chance for a single EU-wide migration policy, just days after the bloc launched legal action against Budapest for refusing refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Geneva - Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday.

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Brussels - New legal action by the EU against eastern member states for refusing to take their share of refugees shows how the worst migration crisis since World War II still divides the continent.

Thousands march for refugees in Madrid

Madrid - Several thousand people marched in Madrid on Saturday to ask the Spanish government to honour its commitment to take in more than 17,000 refugees as part of Europe's relocation plan.

More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

Tripoli - The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday.

Italy pressed to do more for child migrants

Rome - More than 70,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy since 2011, and they are increasingly young and vulnerable, Save the Children said Wednesday, calling on authorities to do more.

Agadez: The migrant crossroads of hope... and broken dreams

Agadez - Wild-eyed with matted hair after four days in the searing Sahara sun, Ibrahim Kande climbs out of the pick-up truck he has ridden from Libya back to dusty Agadez in central Niger.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Brussels - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Brussels - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Brussels - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

Rome seeks migrant moratorium, warns of social tensions

Rome - Rome's populist mayor called Tuesday for a moratorium on new migrants arriving in the city, warning that setting up additional reception centres risked sparking explosive social tensions in the capital.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Strasbourg - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Strasbourg - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

Strasbourg - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

Migrants in limbo power Niger football club

Agadez - As Africa's smuggling capital, a dusty city in central Niger has found its local football team boosted by an unexpected influx of new players: migrants in limbo awaiting passage to Europe.
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A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on September 15, 2016
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Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
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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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Border patrol agents provide bottled water to unaccompanied migrant children.
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Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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A still from one of the films.
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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 at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
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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)
Protestors at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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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