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Migration is 'poison' for Europe, says Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison", saying his country did not want or need "a single migrant".

Child killer gets life for murdering migrant boy, German

Potsdam - A former German security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

More than 3,000 migrants lost in Med in 2016

Geneva - More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, while nearly 250,000 have made the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Ethiopian killed in clashes in Calais migrant camp

Lille - An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

Erdogan accuses EU of not paying up under migrant deal

Berlin - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the EU of not meeting its aid commitments under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean, but Brussels denied the charge.

European people-smuggling ring smashed

Vienna - Austrian police said Monday that an international operation smashed an alleged people-smuggling ring suspected of illegally bringing more than 1,000 people from Hungary into western Europe over the past year.

Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's coast guard said Monday they had retrieved eight bodies after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor at the weekend with another 20 people believed to be missing.

Turkey EU minister says 'not end of road' for membership bid

Ankara - Turkey's EU minister said Saturday that the failed coup does not spell the end of its membership bid and pledged to abide by the terms of the refugee deal with the bloc.

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton."I am not a Donald Trump campaigner.

Hundreds of migrants march from Belgrade towards Hungary

Belgrade - Some 300 migrants in Belgrade, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday began a hunger strike and set off on foot towards the Hungarian border in the hope of entering the European Union.

Austrian city wants to banish display of Turkish flags

Vienna - An Austrian mayor demanded on Friday that Turkish residents "immediately" stop displaying national flags in windows and on balconies, saying foreign politics had no place in his city.

Migrants 'crushed, drowned' in Mediterranean dinghy horror

Trapani - Horror stories emerged Friday of the death of 22 migrants who drowned after they were crushed underfoot in a dinghy in the Mediterranean when panic broke out on board.

Paris dismantles camp housing over 2,600 migrants

Paris - Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Italy fears 'Calais-style' migrant camps

Rome - Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rescue boats recover 17 migrant bodies off Italy

Rome - Over 1,000 migrants were pulled to safety from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean Thursday by rescuers who also recovered 17 bodies, Italy's coastguard said.

Over 20 migrant bodies found on dinghy in Med

Rome - Rescue teams who pulled over 550 migrants to safety from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean on Wednesday said they had recovered 22 bodies from a dinghy.

Hungary launches new anti-migrant media offensive

Budapest - Hungary stepped up its anti-migrant rhetoric on Wednesday with a new media offensive against refugees, ahead of a vote in October on troubled EU plans to relocate asylum-seekers among member states.Run under the slogan "Did you know?

Reading the runes: Denmark's tough citizenship test

Copenhagen - What was written on King Harald Bluetooth's rune stone around the year 965? What is the Danish ballet La Sylphide all about?

Doubt cast on German train attacker's nationality

Berlin - German authorities cast doubt Wednesday on whether a teenager who went on an axe rampage on a Bavarian train was really an Afghan refugee, saying he might have been from Pakistan.

German train axe attacker 'left IS video'

Berlin - The Islamic State group Tuesday released a video purportedly featuring a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who went on an axe rampage on a German train, injuring five people, two critically.

'IS' axe attack awakens fears in idyllic German town

Deutschland - Wuerzburg, a sleepy German university town nestled amid vine-covered hills, has become the unlikely focus of global media attention following a brutal axe attack.

German train axe attack: what we know

Deutschland - A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife went on a rampage on a German train, seriously injuring four members of a tourist family from Hong Kong and a passer-by.

IS group claims first Germany attack with train axe assault

Berlin - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for its first attack in Germany, an axe and knife assault on a train carried out by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee.

German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack

Berlin - German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

A year on, no business as usual at Austrian border

Nickelsdorf - It's holiday season at Nickelsdorf on Austria's border with Hungary as families hit the highway. But although the huge numbers of refugees seen here a year ago have gone, things are far from normal.

Last corpse recovered from Italy migrant wreck

Rome - Italy has finished the gruesome task of recovering migrant bodies from a fishing boat that sank with hundreds of people aboard more than a year ago, the navy said Thursday.

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

EU asylum overhaul to ease tension over migrants

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday proposed fresh changes to the bloc's uneven asylum rules, in part to stop migrants from choosing some countries over others and sowing tension across the union.Most of the 1.

Hungary's anti-immigrant PM faces workforce shortage

Budapest - A population slump in Hungary is presenting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration government with a headache: how to plug labour supply shortages without turning to foreigners.

Europeans fear that refugee influx raises terror risk: Survey

Berlin - A majority of Europeans fear the recent refugee influx will heighten the risk of terrorist attacks and cost their countries jobs and social benefits, said a survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
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A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
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A Turkish police officer stands next to the body of a migrant child on the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on September 2, 2015 after a boat carrying refugees sank while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.
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Climate activists gathered for a march on the waterfront in Doha; calling on Arab countries to take the lead in UN climate change negotiations. But notice the banner being carried by the activists to the right-front of the picture.
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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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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 at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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.
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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
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
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 make noise to support migrants at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
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 speak with police officers.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
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
Daniel Mihailescu, AFP
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
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A group of children of foreign workers that could be deported from Israel by a decision of the Israe...
A group of children of foreign workers that could be deported from Israel by a decision of the Israeli governament. People took the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against this possibility. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
Britain's smaller rural towns are also having to adapt to large numbers of eastern Europeans se...
Britain's smaller rural towns are also having to adapt to large numbers of eastern Europeans seeking agricultural work, say campaigners
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A still from one of the films.
Amnesty International