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A black prince evoking migrant suffering at the ballet

Apo - Fernando Montano was once a migrant who fled poverty, prejudice and the daily threat of violence from Colombia's drugs gangs before becoming a star at the Royal Ballet in London.

Venezuelans send out SOS signal from Colombian border

Ure - Desperate doctors and nurses are protesting at Venezuela's border with Colombia, demanding that President Nicolas Maduro allows in humanitarian aid that remains tantalisingly out of reach.

Facing cronyism and no work, young Haitians protest or flee

Port-au-prince - Whether using social media to fight corruption or marching in protests that have brought the country to a halt, the anger of Haiti's youth at their lack of prospects is boiling over in increasingly dramatic ways.

Italian PM calls for EU solidarity on migration

Apo - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday urged European lawmakers to show a united front on migration, with the issue set to dominate the run-up to European elections in May.

Twitter trolls sought to sow Canada divisions on pipelines, migrants

Ottawa - Canada's public broadcaster said Tuesday it found in a trove of Twitter messages evidence of possible foreign actors trying to sow divisions between Canadians on pipelines, migrants and other hot-button issues.

At Colombia border, Venezuelans hunger for aid

C - Yajaira Gonzalez cries as she gathers with hundreds of other Venezuelans across the Colombian border from her homeland.

Canada opens doors to some 750 ex-slaves from Libya

Ottawa - Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Wednesday.

New migrant caravan reaches US-Mexico border

Nuevo Laredo - Around 1,700 migrants traveling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall.

FIve things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

Mexico - As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border wall -- here are a few fast facts on the migrant caravans crossing Mexico.- How many are there?

Rescue ship committed no offence: Italian prosecutor

Rome - Migrant rescue ship Sea Watch 3 committed no offences when it saved 47 migrants off the coast of Libya and delivered them to Italy, an Italian prosecutor said Saturday.

Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful' US 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Mexico - Amnesty International said Thursday the United States is violating international law by sending asylum seekers back to Mexico to await their court dates, a policy it condemned as "disgraceful, mean-spirited and unlawful.

Death toll reaches 43 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

Obock - The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 43, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, with scores still feared missing.

Death toll up to 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti: IOM

Addis Ababa - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, the UN migration agency said.

US starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates

Tijuana - The United States began sending migrants who have applied for asylum back to Mexico on Tuesday to await their court dates under a controversial new policy from President Donald Trump.

US starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates

Tijuana - The United States began sending migrants who have applied for asylum back to Mexico on Tuesday to await their court dates under President Donald Trump's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Libyan leader defends efforts to improve life in migrant camps

Vienna - The head of Libya's internationally backed government on Monday defended efforts to improve life for some 20,000 people held in its migrant camps, after the Austrian president bluntly criticised conditions there.

US delays returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Tijuana - The United States has delayed its plan to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while their claims are processed, as the Mexican government said Friday it "disagrees" with the policy.

Frontex not trying to take powers from EU states: chief

Warsaw - The head of Frontex, Europe's border control and coastguard agency, on Tuesday denied suggestions that a push to beef up its numbers would undermine the sovereignty of EU member states.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest against comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest about comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Libya's militias should not run prisons: UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias, some of whom run migrant-smuggling networks.

Greece vows improved migrant camp conditions after Oxfam report

Atenas - The Greek government on Thursday vowed to improve conditions in overflowing migrant camps on the islands of Lesbos and Samos following tough criticism by a leading charity.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects global migration pact

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro reaffirmed his rejection of a global migration pact, saying decisions about who was able to come into his country need to be "sovereign.

Indian MPs pass contentious citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

New Delhi - India's lower house passed on Tuesday legislation that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but not Muslims, sparking protests in the country's northeast.

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

Herat - The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian currency into freefall and fuelled inflation.

Some migrants stranded off Malta refusing food: Sea-Watch

Rome - Some of the 49 migrants stranded off the coast of Malta are refusing food, one of the groups running the boats that rescued them reported Monday.

'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking: UN report

Vienna - A UN report has warned that "vast areas of impunity" remain globally for people traffickers, with victims subjected to crimes ranging from sexual exploitation to organ removal.

EU nations deadlocked on rescued migrants

Rome - Nearly 50 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by two ships run by rights groups are still looking for countries to take them in, one of the groups told AFP Saturday.

Algeria defends expulsions after UN fears for 'stranded' migrants

Alger - Algeria's interior ministry on Friday defended moves to expel dozens of migrants as a matter of "national security", after the UN voiced concern over a group who went missing in the desert.

British navy called out to tackle migrant dinghies

London - A British navy ship was preparing Thursday to patrol the Channel in response to a wave of mostly Iranian asylum seekers risking the crossing from France in dinghies.
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North American Indian migration into North Dakota
North American Indian migration into North Dakota
National Park Service
The gray whale
The gray whale
MPF / NOAA
White-rumped sandpiper chicks on northern Canada s Bylot Island.
White-rumped sandpiper chicks on northern Canada's Bylot Island.
Laura McKinnon/NPR.org
Various views of the Manot 1 partial calvaria.
Various views of the Manot 1 partial calvaria.
Hershkovitz et. al.
Map of human migration out of Africa
Map of human migration out of Africa
unknown
Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Blacktip shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
Red Phalarope at a shoreline.
Gerry Beyersbergen/Environment and Climate Change Canada,
Lions  hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
YouTube
Sandfill cranes in the Platte River valley in Nebraska  March 7  2007.
Sandfill cranes in the Platte River valley in Nebraska, March 7, 2007.
Mongo
Migration out of Africa
Migration out of Africa
Spreading homo Sapiens.jpg which is in the public domain
A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
University of Queensland
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.
Audubun.org/Doug Wechsler
False Pass  Alaska is also the name given the Isanoyski Strait that gray whales will sometimes use o...
False Pass, Alaska is also the name given the Isanoyski Strait that gray whales will sometimes use on their journey to the Bering Sea. Here many fall prey to Killer whales.
Shishaldin
Genetic information from Ethiopians and Egyptians point to a Northern exit out of Africa as the most...
Genetic information from Ethiopians and Egyptians point to a Northern exit out of Africa as the most likely route by the ancestors of all Eurasians. Image credit: Luca Pagani.
Luca Pagani
The western North American population of monarch butterflies migrates to Southern California. Here w...
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.
"Mike" Michael L. Baird
Wildebeest  zebras and other mammals crossing the Mara River do so even with the danger of crocodile...
Wildebeest, zebras and other mammals crossing the Mara River do so even with the danger of crocodiles.
MBC Documentary
Millions of hermit crabs descend on a beach on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Millions of hermit crabs descend on a beach on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Screen Capture
This baby zebra  born right before the herd started crossing the Mara River  didn t make it.
This baby zebra, born right before the herd started crossing the Mara River, didn't make it.
Smithsonian Channel

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