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German charity Sea-Eye says 78 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Berlin - German charity Sea-Eye said it had rescued 78 migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday and accused Libyan authorities of harassing rescuers and acting illegally.

Mexico respected rights of detained caravan migrants: AMLO

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Friday that Mexico had respected the human rights of hundreds of Central American migrants detained in a robust security force operation the day before.

Thousands of Greek islanders protest against migrant camps

Thousands of residents on Greek islands hosting large migrant camps kicked off a day of protests on Wednesday, demanding the immediate removal of asylum seekers.

Thousands on Greek islands protest against migrant camps

Thousands of residents on Greek islands hosting large migrant camps on Wednesday kicked off a day of protests, demanding the immediate removal of asylum-seekers.

Italy committee gives go-ahead for Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee voted Monday to strip former interior minister Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity, opening the way for him to stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Italy committee to vote on Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee was set to vote Monday on whether former interior minister Matteo Salvini should stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Foreign correspondent attacked at Greek far-right protest

Athens - A foreign press correspondent was attacked on Sunday during a far-right protest in central Athens against the presence of migrants in Greece, according to Greek news agency ANA.

Italy court rules migrant ship captain's arrest not warranted

Rome - Italy's highest court on Friday agreed that Carola Rackete, the German captain of a migrant rescue ship, should not have been arrested for forcibly docking in Sicily."This is an important verdict for all sea rescue activists!" Rackete said on Twitter.

Mexican migrants to be flown 1,000 miles back into Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration said Tuesday it will start deporting about 250 Mexicans a week on flights from Tucson, Arizona, to Guadalajara, over 1,000 miles (1,640 kilometers) from the border.

Police bust ring smuggling Moroccans to Spain via Gibraltar

Madrid - Police in Spain and Gibraltar have smashed an unusual migrant-smuggling network which flew Moroccans into the tiny British territory then sneaked them over the border to Spain, arresting 47 people.

Eleven migrants die after boat sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - Eleven migrants died on Saturday, including eight children, when their vessel sank in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Baby born then dies on migrant boat bound for Canary Islands

Madrid - A baby that was born aboard a makeshift boat carrying migrants from Africa to the Canary Islands did not survive the journey, Spanish rescuers said on Wednesday after picking up the rickety vessel.

300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

Madrid - Around 100 migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain on Thursday, adding to around another 200 plucked off makeshift boats on Christmas Day, Spain's maritime rescue service said.

Empty Libyan migrant camps, pope urges

Vatican City - The pope called for migrant detention centres in Libya to be cleared on Thursday, saying it was a "sin" to remain indifferent to the abuses suffered by refugees.

Bosnia closes 'jungle' migrant camp

Sarajevo - Bosnia on Wednesday dismantled tents at the makeshift migrant camp known as the "jungle" for its harsh conditions, after transferring hundreds of people who were living at the site to Sarajevo.

Bosnia starts to close controversial migrant camp

Bihac - Bosnian authorities on Tuesday began to move several hundred migrants out of a ramshackle camp near the Croatian border following international condemnation of the site's inhumane conditions.

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

Nouakchott - At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to Europe.

Italy authorises arrival of two ships carrying rescued migrants

Rome - Italy authorised the arrival of two charity ships carrying more than 100 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, under the terms of an agreement with other EU countries, the interior ministry said late Tuesday.

Bosnia should close 'unacceptable' migrant camp: Council of Europe

Sarajevo - Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday.

German rescue ship asks Italy to take in migrants

Berlin - A German charity on Monday said its rescue ship was heading to Italian shores with 69 migrants on board, hoping they will be allowed to disembark.

113 Syrian refugees welcomed in Italy

Rome - More than a hundred Syrian refugees arrived in Rome on Wednesday, the latest wave of refugees from the war-torn country to be escorted to safety in Europe.

UK driver admits two charges in truck deaths case

London - A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.

Greece to overhaul migrant camps and enforce 'air-tight' borders

Athens - Greece announced a plan Wednesday to massively overhaul its overcrowded migrant camps on islands facing Turkey and make borders "air-tight" against a feared new surge of asylum-seekers.

Greece to shut down three largest migrant camps

Athens - Greece will shut down the three largest of its overcrowded migrant camps on islands facing Turkey, and replace them with new closed facilities with much larger capacity, officials said Wednesday.

Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

Den Haag - A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy face years of limbo: EU audit

Apo - Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday.

'Don't move!' Greek coastguards rescue migrants in Aegean

S - "Sit down! Don't move! Be quiet!" The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

Migrants lose in futile game on Hungary-Serbia frontier

Subotica - Asurma Arab and her family spent more than two years waiting in Serbia for their chance to cross the steel fence that Hungary erected along its border to keep out migrants.Little did the Afghan family know, their asylum plea was already a lost cause.

French police clear hundreds of migrants from Paris camps

Paris - French police evacuated over 1,600 migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday, one of the biggest such operations in the city in years, a day after the government unveiled tough new measures to a "take back control" of immigration.

French police clear hundreds of migrants from Paris camps

Paris - French police evacuated hundreds of migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday, a day after the government unveiled a series of measures to a "take back control" of immigration.
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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
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)
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
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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Protestors at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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Refugee in Italy
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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
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
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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Protestors at Yarl s Wood.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood.
A municipality employee walks past a pile of lifejackets discarded by migrants and refugees in the v...
A municipality employee walks past a pile of lifejackets discarded by migrants and refugees in the village of Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos
Iakovos Hatzistavrou, AFP/File
Myra  Jathro and Melvin De Vera  a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro ...
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
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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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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Climate activists gathered for a march on the waterfront in Doha; calling on Arab countries to take ...
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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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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Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
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Border patrol agents provide bottled water to unaccompanied migrant children.
Border patrol agents provide bottled water to unaccompanied migrant children.
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Protestors with plastic horns  whistles  and bongos.
Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train  in Apizaco  Tlaxca...
Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

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