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Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Seoul - On a summer's day in 1985 a seven-year-old boy sat alone at a crowded bus station in Seoul, sobbing as he waited desperately for his mother to return.

Young Libyans chose danger at sea over peril at home

For three young Libyans plucked from a deflating dingy in the Mediterranean, the perils of trying to cross the sea were still preferable to what they had left behind in their war-torn home.

Mexico detains US 'Islamist' at migrant center

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it arrested a US citizen suspected of backing jihadist groups who was being housed at a migrant detention center and deported him to the United States.

Mexico rescues 45,000 migrants from human traffickers in eight months

Mexico - Mexico said Wednesday it has rescued more than 45,000 undocumented migrants from human traffickers since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office last December.

Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants

Athens - Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concern over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks.

For rescued migrant, Libya stay was worst ordeal on way to Europe

A young Ivorian mother endured a string of hardships before finally boarding the Ocean Viking rescue ship, but she says she would rather have died at sea than have to return to a Libyan detention centre where beatings were routine.

US border crossings plunge but immigration raids draw fire

Miami - The Trump administration hailed a large drop in migrant border crossings Thursday but found itself under attack over a massive sweep of long-resident undocumented immigrants working in several Mississippi slaughterhouses.

On-board toys, pregnancy tests await migrant mothers-to-be

The Ocean Viking is bound for the Libyan coast, and beside stocks of medicine and pregnancy kits, on-board midwife Marina is busy painting a turtle on the ship's migrant shelter.

Colombia to authorize nationality for 24,000 Venezuelan children

Apo - Colombia President Ivan Duque signed an order on Monday allowing 24,000 children born in the country to Venezuelan parents and risking statelessness to be given Colombian nationality.

Migrants on German NGO ship allowed to disembark in Malta

Valletta - Forty migrants aboard a German NGO rescue ship arrived in Malta on Sunday after Italy refused to let them land and a distribution agreement was made between several EU countries.

US eyes migration deals with rest of Central America after Guatemala's

Guatemala City - The United States will seek migration deals with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, akin to last week's with Guatemala, to curb emigration from Central America, a senior US official said Thursday.

Guatemalans protest controversial US migrant pact

Guatemala City - Dozens of Guatemalans protested on Wednesday against a controversial pact signed by the government with Washington aimed at curbing migration into the United States.

In Berlin, refugees get classes on sexual consent

Berlin - In a classroom workshop, students watch a video of a man and woman meeting in a nightclub. They drink, laugh, dance and kiss.

Migrants raking up the risks in crossing Mexico for the US

Palenque - He has negotiated dense jungle and clung precariously with other migrants to a freight train, taking on the combined might of two countries' ever more rigid immigration authorities -- but Jose Contreras isn't giving up his dream of reaching the United ...

Migration deal with US meets mixed reactions in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A migration pact with the United States drew sharply mixed reactions in Guatemala on Saturday, as business groups welcomed it for helping avoid US punitive measures while rights groups called it "cruel and illegal.

Pompeo and Mexican counterpart welcome reduced flow of migrants

Mexico - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday thanked his Mexican counterpart for increased immigration enforcement by the country, which he said is leading to fewer migrants entering the United States.

As AIDS conference opens in Mexico, migrants are a focus

Mexico - The spread of HIV as a serious aspect of Latin America's migration crisis -- whether through Venezuelans forced to emigrate to obtain medicine or Central American migrants unaware they carry the virus -- will be a focus of the world AIDS conference ope...

Canberra dismisses NZ concern over deported convicts

Melbourne - Australia on Friday defended a hardline policy of deporting Kiwi convicts, despite warnings from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the issue is damaging trans-Tasman relations.

Cyprus new route for migrants prepared to 'die at sea'

Nicosia - For 26 hours, Mustafa hid on a ferry from Turkey to Cyprus, joining thousands of other refugees now looking to the divided Mediterranean island as their gateway to the European Union.

Shelters full, hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

Tijuana - The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting for the United States to process their asylum claims.

New Greek government wants to reinforce borders

Athens - The new Greek government underscored Monday its intention to reinforce the country's borders, as a visiting EU official noted an uptick in the number of refugees crossing from Turkey.

Migrants, refugees in Libyan centres must be freed: UN

Geneva - The heads of two refugee agencies called Thursday for refugees and migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in.

Attacks against Syrians in Turkey raise fears of escalation

Istanbul - Ahmad Yassine was working in his barbershop in Istanbul's working-class district of Kucukcekmece when he saw an angry crowd gather. Then they attacked his business and others owned by Syrians."They threw stones, the window was completely shattered.

Alan Kurdi rescue ship picks up another 44 migrants

Valletta - The migrant rescue boat Alan Kurdi has saved another 44 people, including women and infants from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean, its operator German charity Sea-Eye said on Tuesday.

Europe's once biggest migrant centre closes in Italy

Mineo - What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, officially closed on Tuesday in the presence of its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

US Dept of Homeland Security requests 1,000 soldiers to manage migrant crisis

Washington - The US Department of Homeland Security requested 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas, the Pentagon said Monday, amid growing outcry over conditions in migrant detention facilities.

Pope tells migrant mass 'no one exempt' from helping

Vatican City - Migrants are human beings who symbolise all those rejected by globalisation, Pope Francis told a special mass on Monday, saying "the weakest and most vulnerable must be helped".

UN rights chief 'shocked' by conditions at US migrant detention centres

Geneva - The UN human rights chief said Monday that she was "deeply shocked" by conditions under which migrants and refugees are held at US detention centres, following reports of severe overcrowding and disease-ridden cells.

Malta to relocate 65 migrants after rescue ships defy Italy ban

Rome - Malta's prime minister said Sunday his country would relocate to other EU nations 65 migrants from the Alan Kurdi rescue ship, after two other boats defied efforts to stop them landing in neighbouring Italy.

Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded Bosnia

Bihac - Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans.
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Various views of the Manot 1 partial calvaria.
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North American Indian migration into North Dakota
North American Indian migration into North Dakota
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In 2012, the Mexican government announced the acquisition through a 15-year lease of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. President Enrique Peña Nieto used the aircraft for the first time at the Air Force 101st anniversary ceremony on 10 February 2016.
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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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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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Map of human migration out of Africa
Map of human migration out of Africa
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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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Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
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Migration out of Africa
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Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
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The gray whale
The gray whale
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The Red Knot, Calidris canutus, makes a yearly journey from southern Argentina to the Canadian Arctic in the spring.
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Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
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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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Sandfill cranes in the Platte River valley in Nebraska, March 7, 2007.
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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.
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