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22 dead as migrant truck crashes in western Turkey

Istanbul - Twenty-two people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey.

Nineteen killed in migrant vehicle crash in Turkey

Istanbul - Nineteen people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey, state media said.

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

- For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems with activity.

Greek 'migrant-smuggling' car crash kills 11

Thessalon - Eleven people died on Saturday in northern Greece when a car thought to be carrying migrants crashed head-on with a truck and burst into flames, police said.

More than half Venezuela's doctors emigrated since 2012: NGOs

Caracas - More than half Venezuela's doctors have been forced to flee the country's crushing economic and political crisis, according to a report by health NGOs released Thursday.

The idyllic German village home to 1,000 Chinese

Deutschland - Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Jianxin's first thought was that he had fallen victim to a fraud scheme when he arrived at the location of his investment in a small German village.

Top Greek court orders inquiry into handling of EU funds

Atenas - Greece's Supreme Court on Monday ordered an inquiry into the handling of European funds paid to Athens to help the country cope with the migration crisis of 2015-16.

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Moscow - Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese national whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China's restive Xinjiang region, her lawyer said Friday.

Legless Venezuelan rapper, surfer, overcoming odds in Colombia

Barranquilla - Venezuelan migrant Alfonso Mendoza was born without legs. Abandoned by his parents, he flirted with suicide. But everything about him shouts: "Believe in Yourself!" -- ask anyone who attends his motivational classes.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday after similar vessels were prevented from trying to rescue people seeking to make the perilous journey to Europe."The #MareJonio is on its way!" German NGO Sea-Watch tweeted.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating."The #MareJonio is on its way!" Sea-Watch tweeted.

Extortion and abuse: Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

- A "mafia" of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom's notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say.

Italian who shot at Africans jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who went on a shooting spree against Africans in a revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was Wednesday jailed for 12 years, media reports said.

Italian who shot at Africans in racist attack jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years in jail, media reports said.

Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore's migrant labourers

Fpo - A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians", a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore -- the precarious existence of its migrant workers.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Aquarius faces fate of other migrant rescue ships

Valletta - The last civilian rescue ship in the central Mediterranean is unable to take 58 migrants to port for fear of being impounded as other boats have been in what aid groups say is an illegal campaign to stop their work.

Flood of Venezuela migrants costing Colombia 0.5% of GDP: president

Apo - Venezuela's migrant crisis is costing neighboring Colombia about 0.5 percent of GDP -- or around $1.3 billion -- its President Ivan Duque said Friday after talks with a top World Bank official.

Migrants brace for winter in packed Greek island camps

M - Thousands of migrants packed into overcrowded camps on the Greek islands are bracing for winter in conditions that have already driven some there to attempt suicide.

Merkel, Erdogan vow to rebuild ties despite rifts

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Friday to rebuild strained relations after a two-year crisis despite remaining differences on civil rights and other issues.

German federal police chief faces kidnapping probe

Berlin - German prosecutors said Thursday they are investigating the head of the federal police for kidnapping, after he travelled in person to Iraq to secure a rape-murder suspect who had fled there.

Swiss police opposed Abramovich residency bid: official

Geneva - Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich had sought to move to Switzerland but withdrew his residency bid when it looked set to be rejected, a Swiss migration official said Wednesday.

Italy govt adopts tough anti-migrant decree

Rome - The Italian government on Monday adopted a heavily-criticised security decree which will make it easier to expel migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship.

Italy government adopts anti-migrant decree

Rome - The Italian government on Monday adopted a security decree which will make it easier to expel migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship.The new bill is "a step forward to make Italy safer," Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Facebook.

Soros challenges Hungary laws at European rights court

Budapest - The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Monday that it has filed a legal challenge with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Hungary's controversial "Stop Soros" laws adopted last June.

Charities slam Italy over rescue ship flagging row

Rome - Two charities on Sunday lambasted Italy for pressuring Panama into revoking its flag from migrant rescue ship Aquarius, warning the move deals a "major blow" to humanitarian missions off Europe's southern coasts.

Google staff discussed ways to fight Trump travel ban: WSJ

Washington - Google employees discussed how to counter President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban by modifying search functions to help people contribute to immigration advocacy groups and contact lawmakers, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Venezuela murder toll worse than some war zones: Amnesty

Buenos Aires - Amnesty International hit out on Thursday at the repression by Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela, saying that more people were murdered in the South American country than in some war zones.

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Caracas - Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.It has remained empty ever since.
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