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Brazil rescues African migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Brazil rescues African, Guyanese migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa and Guyana found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Migrant girl died from 'bullet' after Belgium police chase

Tournai - A two-year-old girl of Kurdish origin who died after police gave chase to a van carrying illegal migrants in Belgium succumbed to a bullet wound to the face, prosecutors said Friday.

Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in 'little Syria'

Gaziantep - Some call it "little Syria" since it is impossible to walk down the main shopping streets in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep without hearing traders and passers-by speaking Arabic.

Syrian entrepreneurs thrive in Turkey, boost economy

Gaziantep - In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to around half a million Syrians who fled the civil war south of the border, hundreds of Syrian businesses are thriving in a boost both for the displaced community and their host country.Over 3.

Young migrants put European hopes in Spanish enclave

Ceuta - At 14 years old, Ismail said he is "ready for anything" as he tries to board a boat for Europe and leave his Moroccan homeland behind.

Hondurans mauled by 'The Beast' adapt to new lives

Choluteca - They tried to get to the United States on Mexican freight trains collectively known as "The Beast" but failed, losing a limb on the way to the frenzy of wheels slicing along tracks.

Migrants in Mexico stage colorful anti-Trump protest

Tijuana - In Mexico, there is a particularly colorful insult reserved for the mother of someone who has deeply offended you.

Migrants stranded in Med by diplomatic standoff arrive in Italy

Catania - More than 100 migrants who were stranded in the central Mediterranean for three days during a diplomatic standoff between Rome and London after their rescue off the coast of Libya arrived in Italy on Thursday.

Spain's Galicia welcomes back thousands of Venezuelans

Vigo - Decades ago, they left their homes in northwestern Spain in their thousands for Venezuela, fleeing poverty or attracted by promises of oil riches.

Defying the tides of misfortune: the migrant babies born at sea

Rome - Mercy, Francesca, Newman, Diabam and Sophia were the names their mothers chose. What they had no control over was where their babies were born.

Trial of Italian who shot migrants opens in Italy

Rome - The trial of Luca Traini, a far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the Italian town of Macerata opened Wednesday.

Migrant rescue survivors file lawsuit against Italy to ECHR

Rome - Survivors of a November sea rescue operation by the Libyan coastguard have filed a lawsuit against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights, saying Rome was ultimately responsible for Libyan "violent and reckless" actions.

100,000 migrants fled to war-torn Yemen in 2017: IOM

Dubai - Nearly 100,000 migrants fled last year to Yemen, itself gripped by war and impending famine, to escape poverty and violence at home, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

The US-Mexico border, through the lenses of AFP photographers

Mexico - An exhibit of 44 striking images of the US-Mexican border taken by photographers for Agence France-Presse opened Friday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, with the border itself as a backdrop.

Last migrants from caravan camp cross US-Mexico border

Tijuana - The last of a group of 228 Central American migrants who had camped out on the US-Mexican border after crossing Mexico in a caravan have entered the United States to request asylum, activists said Friday.

Honduras regrets loss of US protection status for its nationals

Tegucigalpa - Honduras expressed regret Friday that around 60,000 of its citizens living and working in the United States are losing special protection status under tougher migration changes brought in by President Donald Trump.

Hungary rejects Euro-African declaration on migration

Marrakesh - Hungary on Wednesday refused to sign a declaration recognising the advantages of migration, despite its adoption by more than 50 European and African countries at a Morocco conference.

Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexican border

Mexicali - Around 100 Central American migrants from a caravan that infuriated President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday at the US-Mexican border, where many plan to seek asylum in the United States, according to organizers.

Italy confirms seizure of German NGO migrant rescue ship

Rome - Italy's highest court of appeal on Tuesday rejected a request by the German NGO Jugend Rettet to release its migrant rescue boat, impounded eight months ago on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration.

France to send reinforcements to Italy border after protests

Lyon - France's interior minister said he would send "significant" security reinforcements to the country's Alpine border with Italy after a weekend of protest actions by pro and anti migrant groups.

Rightwing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

N - Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to "ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France".

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation.

Big drop in EU asylum requests granted in 2017: official

Apo - The number of asylum-seekers in the European Union whose applications were granted dropped by almost a quarter in 2017 to 538,000, official figures released Thursday showed.

Rights groups press Greek government on migrant ruling

Atenas - Rights groups on Thursday pressed the Greek government to comply with a court ruling to allow migrants to move freely within Greece instead of being confined to six Aegean islands.

Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

Nest - On a field deep in Greek farm country north of Athens, Suzan from Syria is smiling over an onion patch.

Italian judge orders release of seized migrant rescue ship

Rome - An Italian judge ordered the release Monday of a migrant rescue ship, impounded since last month as part of an investigation in which three NGO officials are accused of aiding illegal immigration.

Israel frees 207 African migrants from prison

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday freed 207 African migrants from prison following a supreme court ruling after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controversially reversed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the detainees' fate.
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