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Costa Rica police dismantle Nicaragua trafficking ring

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities arrested 14 people, including five police officers, accused of creating a network trafficking Nicaraguan migrants, authorities said Saturday.

42 African migrants drown off Yemen coast

Aden - Forty-two illegal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned off Yemen's southern coast late on Sunday, the defence ministry reported.The boat smuggling dozens of African migrants "overturned off the coast of Beer Ali," in the southern Shabwa ...

Greece bans footage of shipwreck in which 12 migrants died

Athens - Greek authorities said Friday they have banned a TV station from showing footage of a boat that was shipwrecked while being towed by the coastguard, killing up to 12 migrants.The boat, capsized in late January, carrying 28 mostly Afghan men, women and ...

For migrant workers, Olympic dream turns to nightmare in Sochi

When Sasa Matic was offered a job on a building site in Sochi, he suspected it was too good to be true.

Qatar's migrant workers are little better than slaves

Qatar's population is growing at an astonishing rate, driven by an urgent need to support an infrastructure development program estimated to cost $220 billion over the next decade. There are 1.4 million migrants in Qatar, 94 percent of the workforce.

Holidaymakers made human chain to save migrants in Sicily

Syracuse - Beach-goers on Morghella beach in Syracuse, Sicily created a human chain into the sea to help save 160 boat migrants from Syria, after a swimmer alerted the coastguard to their plight.

Moscow police find over 200 undocumented migrants underground

Moscow - Over 200 undocumented foreigners were living and working in an underground city in Moscow, which included a café, casino, movie theater and even a chicken coop, along with a huge garment factory complex.

32 migrants from Morocco rescued at sea by Spain

Thirty-two African migrants were rescued by Spanish coastguards on Monday when they tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in flimsy boats.

Tonio Borg set to be EU health commissioner

Strasbourg - Tonio Borg, Malta's controversial nomination for the post of European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, now looks almost certain to be accepted.

People smugglers target Greek islands as Evros border tightened

As one route for undocumented migrants into Greece closes, people smugglers have begun to target Greek islands, piling illegals into boats on the Aegean.

Op-Ed: Illegal immigration in Europe

European immigration in its current context is a recent phenomenon that has grown in size since World War II. The process of European integration has made Europe an attractive destination for the immigrants.

Arab Spring: Life on the curb (RT documentary)

A different view on the situation with illegal immigrants in Italy. People escaping from war-torn countries have nowhere else to go.

Hundreds missing at sea as boat carrying Libyan Migrants capsizes

Hundreds of Libyan migrants trying to flee their war-torn country were reported missing at sea as the boat they were riding capsized off the Island of Lampedusa in southern Italy Wednesday.

Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico

Amnesty International and Mexican actor Gael García Bernal have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico. The four films are being called The Invisibles (Los Invisibles).

Tamil coalitions congratulate Canadian government refugee stance Special

Toronto - The Coalition to Stop the War in Sri Lanka has congratulated the Canadian federal government's recent decision to grant due process to the 492 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia on a boat from Sri Lanka.

RCMP boards MV Sun Sea

The RCMP boarded a sailing vessel under the name “MV Sun Sea” carrying 490 Tamil migrants on Friday. The vessel carried unknown individuals into Canadian waters on Thursday and Friday they were brought into port.

Illegal Afghan migrants bound for Australia detained in Indonesia

At least 123 illegal Afghan migrants bound for Australia were discovered on two islands in Indonesia while waiting for boats to transport them to Australia.

British protesters supporting detention centre migrants Special

Bedford - Protesters are supporting migrants who are on hunger strike at Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedford, England. Allegations of abuse have recently been made about the detention centre.

Russian police kidnap, enslave migrant workers, ex-cop claims

Russia's elite police force, the Omon, has been accused by a former Omon officer of kidnapping groups of migrant working men and forcing them into slave labor on police construction projects.

Integration and radical Islam in the Netherlands Special

How to integrate the new immigrants into Dutch society? Why it is so hard and how come some people on both sides become radical? Since September 11, 2001 the magic Dutch integration experiment has sparked some changes.

Asylum-Seekers Riot in Australian Detention Center

Sri Lankan anAfghanistan refugees and asylum-seekers detained in the Christmas Island off the northwestern coast of Australia have reportedly attacked each other, resulting in the wounding of at least 37 detainees.

Dancing Dangerously: How Paid Dancers Face Violence

She will dance for two bucks a song, providing a haven for men looking for female company. But as any paid dancer will tell you, dancing for money is flirting with danger.

Dutch leftist and rightist Islam critics speak up together

Critic of Islam, Ehsan Jami, and Freedom Party leader, Geert Wilders, compared the Prophet Mohammed to Adolf Hitler in a co-written article published in the Dutch daily Volkskrant Thursday.

Nearly All Migrants Coming Into The UK Have Plans To Stay For Good

In the UK, one of the largest bones of contention is immigrants. As the country once protected by water becomes the most popular place to run to, it appears that those to arrive, wish only to stay - permanently
 

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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)
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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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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
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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
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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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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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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
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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
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Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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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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Protestors with plastic horns  whistles  and bongos.
Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
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Protestors at Yarl s Wood.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood.
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Refugee in Italy
Refugee in Italy
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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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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)
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Protestors at Yarl s Wood speak with police officers.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
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A still from one of the films.
A still from one of the films.
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Protestors at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
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