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Outrage over far-right 'war' on Italy migrant town

Rome - Anger in Italy grew Sunday over an interior ministry order to transfer all migrants out of a town at the centre of a national debate on the integration of asylum-seekers.

Italy shutters tiny town's landmark migrant model

Rome - Italy's interior ministry ordered Saturday that all migrants be transferred out of a tiny southern town that had welcomed them but which triggered a national debate on integration after its mayor was arrested.

Germany extends Austria border controls over migrants

Berlin - Germany said Friday it was extending by another half year border controls with Austria, which were reintroduced in several places in the passport-free Schengen zone in response to the migrant influx.

Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, wounding one

Rabat - The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said on Wednesday.

Poland should pull out of UN migration pact: minister

Lyon - Poland should withdraw from a UN pact on migration that will be formally adopted in Morocco in December, the country's interior minister said on Tuesday.

Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

Rabat - Morocco's Royal Navy said Monday its forces rescued 615 migrants from 31 boats that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean at the weekend while trying to reach Spain.

Italy threatens to shut airports over migrant 'charter flights'

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened Sunday to shut the country's airports after media reported that Germany planned to send charter flights of rejected asylum-seekers to Italy.

Croatia urged to halt police 'violence' against migrants

Zagreb - The Council of Europe said Friday it has urged Croatia to investigate alleged police abuse of migrants trying to cross its borders.

Dozens of Moroccan migrants rescued at sea

Rabat - Morocco's navy rescued 37 of its citizens off the country's coast on Wednesday, as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the armed forces said.

Migrant-supporting mayor arrested in Italy

Rome - A mayor held up as a model for migrant integration in Italy was placed under house arrest on Tuesday accused of involvement in organising "marriages of convenience" for asylum purposes.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

Berlin - Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers, including giving well-integrated, irregular migrants who are employed a shot at staying in the country, ministers said Tuesday.

Nearly 700 migrants rescued off Spain over the weekend

Madrid - A total of 675 migrants, including children and babies, were rescued off the Spanish coast over the weekend, a government spokesman told AFP.

After standoff, Aquarius migrants finally disembark in Malta

Valletta - The Maltese authorities on Sunday finally allowed 58 migrants from the Aquarius ashore after days waiting in rough seas on board the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.

Aquarius migrants land in Malta after standoff

Valletta - The Maltese authorities on Sunday finally took 58 migrants from the Aquarius to Valletta after they had waited for days in rough seas on the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.

Fact-check: Did NGOs land 'hundreds of thousands of immigrants' in Italy?

Paris - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said in an interview with a French magazine that until recently "hundreds of thousands of immigrants were being delivered to our coast by NGOs.

MSF wants new flag for migrant rescue ship Aquarius

Rome - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday launched an appeal to world governments to give migrant rescue boat Aquarius a flag after Panama removed it from its register, preventing it working legally.

On French Indian Ocean island, Europe's migrant crisis bites

Mamoudzou - They had scattered before the border police even got there, fleeing their corrugated shacks in a densely-populated slum in Petite-Terre, part of France's Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte.

Morocco probes use of speedboats by people smugglers

Rabat - Moroccan authorities are probing the phenomenon of people smugglers using high power speedboats, as favoured by drug traffickers, to transport migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe, a top official said Wednesday.

Fear of migrants in rural France recedes, but doubts remain

Forges-les-bains - When the quiet French town of Forges-les-Bains was chosen to host a centre for young male asylum seekers in 2016, there was uproar.

One dead as Morocco navy fires on migrant boat

Rabat - Morocco's navy on Tuesday fired on a boat carrying migrants that refused to respond to its orders, leaving a young woman dead and three other Moroccans wounded, local officials said.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants to disembark in Malta: PM

Valletta - The 58 migrants on board the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there on to four other European countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted on Tuesday.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants head for Malta after deal reached

Valletta - Fifty-eight migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, after a deal was reached to defuse the latest row over the fate of people rescued in the Mediterranean.

France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta: presidential source

Paris - France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday.

Fresh standoff brews as Aquarius migrant ship heads for France

Paris - A new diplomatic row loomed Monday over the Aquarius as its operators announced the migrant rescue ship was heading to France, only for the French government to say it should dock at the nearest safe port instead.

Charities slam Italy over rescue ship flagging row

Rome - Two charities on Sunday lambasted Italy for pressuring Panama into revoking its flag from migrant rescue ship Aquarius, warning the move deals a "major blow" to humanitarian missions off Europe's southern coasts.

Panama says it will revoke flag from migrant rescue ship

Panama - Panama announced on Saturday it will revoke its flag from the migrant rescue ship Aquarius due to "non-respect" of "international legal procedures" relating to the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Greece begins migrant transfers from overcrowded island camps

Greece has begun transferring hundreds of migrants from chronically overcrowded camps on islands in the Aegean Sea after NGOs highlighted poor conditions, sources said Friday.

Rescue ship seeks haven for 11 migrants saved off Libya

Rome - Migrant rescue ship Aquarius was seeking a safe haven for 11 migrants it saved off Libya Thursday, after refusing to return them to the north African country, aid groups MSF and SOS Mediterranee said.

EU seeks closer North African ties to fight migrant smugglers

Salzburg - EU leaders called Thursday for more intense talks with Egypt and other North African countries to take further steps against illegal migration to Europe, particularly by fighting those who smuggle and traffic them.

EU to talk with Egypt, north Africans to curb migrants

Salzburg - EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries as "an important further step" to curb migration to Europe, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Thursday.
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This video grab made on September 9  2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she ru...
This video grab made on September 9, 2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she runs with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke
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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)
A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp a...
A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni on March 14, 2016
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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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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
File photo: More than 90 percent of claims by Haitian nationals  who represented the bulk of arrival...
File photo: More than 90 percent of claims by Haitian nationals, who represented the bulk of arrivals, were rejected. It used to take about 16 months to process a claim, and now, according to a CBC Canada report, it now takes 20 months or longer.
Geoff Robins, AFP/File
Protestors at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on Septem...
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on September 15, 2016
Nikolay Doychinov, AFP
Syrian migrants wait inside their room at a reception centre in Sofia on September 15  2016
Syrian migrants wait inside their room at a reception centre in Sofia on September 15, 2016
Nikolay Doychinov, AFP
People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign ...
People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
Nissan the polar bear briefly spent time with four asylum seekers who broke into the truck at Calais...
Nissan the polar bear briefly spent time with four asylum seekers who broke into the truck at Calais.
Arctic Wolf
Young men  refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
Young men, refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
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Qatar's Search and Follow Up Department is now dealing with some 300 migrant workers a day appl...
Qatar's Search and Follow Up Department is now dealing with some 300 migrant workers a day applying under an amnesty so they can leave the country
, AFP
Border patrol agents provide bottled water to unaccompanied migrant children.
Border patrol agents provide bottled water to unaccompanied migrant children.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
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A still from one of the films.
Amnesty International
Protestors at Yarl s Wood speak with police officers.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo tra...
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
Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP
Protestors at Yarl s Wood.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood.
Protestors with plastic horns  whistles  and bongos.
Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
BBC World News