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On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations

"We will not accept a single illegal coloniser," reads a banner in the small village of Makrygialos.The village is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants.

Greek asylum to refugees 'not indefinite' and reversible: minister

Athens - Greece will only grant refugee protection for three years as it struggles to integrate foreigners, the conservative government's migration minister Notis Mitarachi said in remarks published Sunday.

Greek island police fire tear gas at protesting migrants

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants protesting against tougher new asylum rules, officials said.

Morocco border clampdown thwarts Europe-bound migrants

Fnideq - Mustapha left his home in Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop crossings

Budapest - Hungarian border guards on Tuesday fired warning shots to deter dozens of people from crossing from the Serbian side following a reported spike in attempts to get into the EU's passport-free zone.

Mexico deports 2,300 Hondurans from '2020 Caravan'

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities said they have deported 2,300 Hondurans who illegally crossed over from Guatemala with a caravan heading to the United States.

Mexico detains 800 Central American migrants headed to US

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops used tear gas to detain 800 migrants who surged into Mexico Thursday after wading across a river on the country's southern border with Guatemala.

Hundreds of Central American migrants cross into Mexico from Guatemala

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central American migrants surged into Mexico Thursday, wading unopposed across a river on the Guatemalan border where Mexican troops had used tear gas the day before to keep them back, AFP journalists at the scene reported.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.

Troops fire gas as migrants try to storm into Mexico

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.

Mexican troops block US-bound caravan travelers

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops urged some 1,500 Central American migrants to maintain "order and respect" on Saturday after the group attempted to force entry into the country from Guatemala in the hopes of trekking onward to the United States.

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States."We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters.

Honduran migrants in new US-bound caravan enter Guatemala

Corinto - Hundreds of people in the vanguard of a new migrant caravan from Honduras forced their way across the border with Guatemala on Wednesday, intent on reaching the United States.

Fourfold rise in migrants rescued in English Channel: authorities

Lille - Over 2,300 migrants had to be rescued attempting to cross the English Channel in 2019, four times the number for 2018, local authorities in northern France said on Tuesday.

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Paris - Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Do...

Climate change is affecting birds' seasonal migrations

A new study reveals that birds' seasonal migrations are shifting earlier as the climate changes. The data set demonstrating this assembled on a continental scale, providing strong evidence of an environmental impact.

Italy faces complaint at UN over 'abusive' Libya asylum returns

Geneva - Campaigners filed a complaint with the UN on Wednesday against Italy over a teenage migrant who was sent back to Libya in 2018 along with other migrants, where he was shot, beaten and subjected to forced labour.

Trump, Syria and Facebook: the volatile cocktail of the 2010s

Washington - The Arab Spring gave way to bloodletting in Syria, a refugee exodus and surging jihadist violence. Obama gave way to Trump. The United Kingdom chose to Brexit.

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.

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

Geneva - The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Paris - Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Do...

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.

Libya navy says over 200 migrants rescued from Med

Tajurah - Libya's navy said Saturday it had rescued 205 migrants in an operation off the coast of Tripoli.

Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - Throngs of weeping relatives on Thursday buried the first of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month, in emotional ceremonies for the young victims whose deaths have rattled their rural towns.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Vietnam - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

MSF charity urges evacuation of Greek migrant camps

Apo - The head of the charity Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday called for authorities to "urgently evacuate" vulnerable migrants from badly overcrowded camps on Greek islands.

Tears and prayers as Vietnam village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead -- families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hoan Kiem - The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Wednesday where they were met by huge crowds of sobbing relatives who have been waiting weeks for their return.
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The Red Knot  Calidris canutus  makes a yearly journey from southern Argentina to the Canadian Arcti...
The Red Knot, Calidris canutus, makes a yearly journey from southern Argentina to the Canadian Arctic in the spring.
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White-rumped sandpiper chicks on northern Canada s Bylot Island.
White-rumped sandpiper chicks on northern Canada's Bylot Island.
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The western North American population of monarch butterflies migrates to Southern California. Here we see some monarchs On a Eucalyptus branch at Sweet Springs in Baywood-Los Osos. Located near Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County, central California.
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Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
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The gray whale
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Millions of hermit crabs descend on a beach on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
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Various views of the Manot 1 partial calvaria.
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Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
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Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
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Sandfill cranes in the Platte River valley in Nebraska, March 7, 2007.
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This baby zebra, born right before the herd started crossing the Mara River, didn't make it.
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Map of human migration out of Africa
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North American Indian migration into North Dakota
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