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40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti

Port-au-prince - About 40 people remain missing after a migrant vessel sank off the northern coast of Haiti, authorities said Monday.

EU calls for quick compromise on new passport-free zone rules

Paris - The EU called Friday for a "quick compromise" between countries pushing to extend checks on the internal borders of Europe's passport-free zone and those afraid such a move would kill off European unity and freedom.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Med

Palermo - A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday.

France to open asylum centres in Niger, Chad

Paris - France will open offices in Niger and Chad in the coming weeks to identify people who could be granted asylum, President Emmanuel Macron announced Monday.

After sea voyage, migrants risk lives on freight train to Germany

Raubling - The worn-out shoe lying in the thin space between a train carriage's flat-bed and the goods container is a tell-tale sign that a stowaway had hitched a ride, said German police tasked with detecting migrants.

Polish Catholics to form border prayer chain 'for world peace'

Varsovia - Hundreds of thousands of Polish Catholics are expected to descend Saturday on the country's borders to recite the rosary "to save Poland and the world" from the dangers facing them, organisers say, but others claim the event is aimed at protecting Euro...

Italy marks 4th anniversary of migrant shipwreck off Lampedusa

Rome - Italy held a "day of remembrance" Tuesday for those who drowned in a shipwreck off Lampedusa four years ago and the 15,500 migrants lost at sea in the Mediterranean since then.

Rights groups slam new Hungary 'hate campaign'

Budapest - Rights groups slammed on Friday Hungary's new "national consultation" targeting George Soros and what Budapest says is the billionaire philanthropist's intention to flood Europe with a million migrants per year.

Italy sketches idea to resettle 1,000 migrants stranded in Libya

Rome - Italy, in a fresh bid to tackle a migration influx that has become a political headache, sketched proposals on Thursday to resettle around the world a thousand vulnerable migrants who are stranded in Libya.

Pope Francis urges world to open arms to migrants

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged people across the world to open their arms to migrants, as Catholic charity Caritas launched its "Share the Journey" campaign on migration."With open arms ...

Italy looks to its African entrepreneurs to ease migrant pressure

Rome - Italy has turned to its homegrown African entrepreneurs for help in easing the economic pressures driving hundreds of thousands of migrants onto the country's southern shores.

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

Brussels - The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

Brussels - The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.

EU's refugee quotas end but divisions persist

Brussels - The EU's troubled migrant quota scheme wraps up Wednesday after two years, but while it draws a line under the most intense phase of the crisis, divisions over migration are deeper than ever.

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: Orban

Varsovia - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said Christianity was waning in EU countries taking in migrants and defended countries like his which have refused to take them in.

21 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

Istanbul - Twenty-one people drowned and up to 15 more were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast, the coast guard said.

Greek court approves first forced Syrian deportations

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court on Friday approved the forced deportation of two Syrian refugees, setting a precedent for hundreds of similar cases, a justice source said.

4 dead, 20 missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey: reports

Istanbul - Four people drowned and up to 20 were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, reports said.

From fleeing Syria to dazzling Merkel in the kitchen

Berlin - Back in Syria, friends gave Malakeh Jazmati the nickname "Miss Spaghetti" because cooking up tasty traditional regional dishes wasn't exactly her thing.

Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination: study

Vienna - A large majority of Muslims in Europe feel closely connected to the country they live in and trust public institutions despite facing "widespread discrimination", a study suggested Thursday.

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: navy

Tripoli - More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat

Rome - A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign".

France clears hundreds of migrants from wood near Calais

Grande-synthe - French authorities evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain.

Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz

Budapest - Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections.

Merkel refugee rallying cry echoes ahead of German vote

Berlin - Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, "We can do it".

Desperate Europe-bound migrants turn to capricious Black Sea

Constanta - While the arrival of exhausted migrants may be common on Mediterranean shores, it's a rare sight on the Black Sea coastline.But a string of recent arrivals from Turkey suggests it may be emerging as part of a new 'Romanian route' to western Europe.

Romania seizes new migrant boat in Black Sea

- Romanian authorities said Wednesday they had rescued more than 150 migrants in the Black Sea, the fifth such incident since August amid rising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.

Number of migrants arriving in Spain soars: minister

Madrid - The number of migrants arriving in Spain so far this year has soared more than 88 percent from the same period in 2016, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Tuesday.

Refugees start new school term in Serbian limbo

Belgrade - Young refugee Shvaib Nazari flicks between his native Dari and wobbly Serbian language notes during his first week back at school in Belgrade, where his family lives in a state of limbo.

Young migrants face abuse on way to Europe: UN

Brussels - More than three-quarters of children and young adults trying to migrate to Europe via the Mediterranean are victims of abuse on the dangerous journey, UN agencies said in a report published Tuesday.
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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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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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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
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
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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
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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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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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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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
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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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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
Protestors at Yarl s Wood speak with police officers.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
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
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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
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A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
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Protestors with plastic horns  whistles  and bongos.
Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
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)
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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