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'I don't blame anyone': Vietnam truck tragedy families speak out one year on

Vietnam - Le Minh Tuan has curled up in the bed of his deceased son every night since the young man suffocated in a truck in Britain alongside dozens of other Vietnamese migrants one year ago.

Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief

Geneva - The UN refugee chief on Monday lambasted countries which close their doors to desperate migrants and Europe's "shameful" refusal to allow migrants stranded at sea to disembark quickly.

'They might as well kill us': Hundreds of migrants stuck in Bosnia

Velika Kladusa - In the far northwestern corner of Bosnia, as the bitter autumn cold sets in, hundreds of migrants are stuck in a forest as they try repeatedly to get into Croatia... and often fail.

Haitian migrants rescued at sea off Colombia

Apo - Around 100 Haitian migrants were rescued from a boat drifting off Colombia's Caribbean coast on Tuesday as they tried to reach Panama, Bogota's coastguard service said.

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

Apo - Five years after Europe's migrant crisis, Brussels will propose on Wednesday that member states share the responsibility for asylum seekers under a "compulsory solidarity mechanism".

Austria's Kurz warns against EU asylum-seeker distribution

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.

EU asylum-seeker distribution won't work: Austria's Kurz

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.

No more Morias? EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan

Apo - The failure of the European Union's migration policy could not have been laid out more starkly -- an already miserable camp burned and thousands of refugees homeless.

Most homeless Lesbos migrants head to new camp after fire

Most of the asylum seekers who were left homeless after fires ripped through their camp on Lesbos island have moved to a new temporary site, Greece's migration ministry said on Saturday.

Vietnam jails four people over Britain truck tragedy

Hanoi - Vietnam has jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year, state media said.

Terror at sea: Rohingya migrants tell of 200-day ordeal

Lhokseumawe - When hundreds of Rohingya refugees paid traffickers to escape their squalid camp in Bangladesh, they were promised a new life in Malaysia after just one week at sea.

After Moria fire, migrants cling to hope in olive groves

M - A film of pungent smoke still hangs over the olive groves of Moria two days after Greece's biggest and most notorious migrant camp was destroyed by fire.

Kuwait ousts blue-collar expats as slump, resentment bite

Kuwait City - After more than 45 years washing cars in Kuwait to make ends meet, Egyptian Marzouq Mohammed will soon be kicked out of the country as economic woes and coronavirus stoke anti-foreigner sentiment.

13,000 chairs outside German parliament in Greek migrant camps protest

Berlin - Campaigners placed 13,000 chairs outside the German parliament building in Berlin on Monday, in a symbolic protest calling for the overcrowded migrants camps in Greek islands to be shut down.

Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reach Indonesia 'after seven months at sea'

Lhokseumawe - Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reached Indonesia early Monday claiming to have been at sea for seven months, United Nations officials said, in one of the biggest landings by the persecuted Myanmar minority in years.

'Banksy boat' migrants board quarantine ship off Italy

Rome - More than 350 migrants including those rescued by a vessel sponsored by British street artist Banksy were transferred onto a quarantine vessel off Sicily, aid workers said Wednesday.

'Cry for help': Migrants pitch tents in central Paris

Paris - Hundreds of migrants pitched tents in central Paris on Tuesday to call attention to their plight on the streets, where they scrape by in often dire hygiene conditions.

Boat carrying nearly 370 migrants reaches Italy's Lampedusa

Rome - A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already overcrowded, prompting the local mayor to call for a general strike to push the government take action.

More migrant arrivals fuel local anger in Italy's Lampedusa

Rome - A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the country's news agencies said on Sunday, fueling anger from local officials over a recent rise in illegal arrivals.

Doors slamming shut in Hungary for asylum seekers

"It's difficult in a new way for us. There is hardly anyone left to talk to," Karzan Mohamed Sharif Amin, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP at a government-run shelter in western Hungary.

Childhood packed in a rucksack: young refugees at risk in the Balkans

Belgrade - A group of boys sit on a sunny patch of grass in a park in downtown Belgrade, but they are not here for a picnic.

After Beirut blast, foreign workers beg to go home

Beirut - After struggling first through Lebanon's economic crisis and then the coronavirus pandemic, Ethiopian worker Tarik Kebeda said the deadly blast that ripped through her Beirut home was the final straw.

Migrants adrift after camp at France-Italy border shut

Ventimiglia - Sudanese migrant Soulaimen has been sleeping on the beach in the Italian border town of Ventimiglia for 10 days now.

Italy warns of migrant strain as virus repercussions felt

Lampedusa - Italy's interior ministry on Wednesday said it was finding the migrant situation "much more complex" than in previous years, and was upping returns to Tunisia as it struggled to house new arrivals.

Thousands of migrants dying on trek across Africa: UN

Geneva - Thousands of migrants have died after suffering "extreme" abuse while crossing Africa, according to a UN report on Wednesday that estimated 72 people perish each month on the continent's routes.

Migrants return to 'Balkan route' to chase European dream

- The first rays of the morning sun reveal entire families lying on the railway line or in abandoned wagons but when Greek police patrols appear, they evaporate into nearby fields.

World population in 2100 could be 2 billion below UN projections

Paris - Earth will be home to 8.8 billion souls in 2100, two billion fewer than current UN projections, according to a major study published Wednesday that foresees new global power alignments shaped by declining fertility rates and greying populations.

Britain, France agree joint unit to fight migrant traffickers

Calais - The interior ministers of France and Britain on Sunday signed an agreement creating a new joint police intelligence unit to combat migrant traffickers and reduce the "unsustainable" numbers crossing the Channel illegally.

Identifying migrants who died at sea meticulous work for Tunisia

Sfax - The identity of dozens of migrants who drowned off Tunisia last month might have been lost without a trace, like thousands of others who have disappeared on the treacherous sea route to Europe.

Italy says could take rescued migrants Monday

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said Saturday.
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Wildebeest, zebras and other mammals crossing the Mara River do so even with the danger of crocodiles.
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North American Indian migration into North Dakota
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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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Various views of the Manot 1 partial calvaria.
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Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
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A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
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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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Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
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Sandfill cranes in the Platte River valley in Nebraska, March 7, 2007.
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Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
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