Monday, 27 January 2020

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4.8 million unauthorized migrants lived in Europe in ’17

WASHINGTON: Between 3.9 million and 4.8 million unauthorized immigrants lived in Europe in 2017, mainly recently arrived young men, numbers slightly lower from the previous year, the PEW Research Center said. The figures “accounted for less than one percent of Europe’s total population of more than 500 million,” Pew said. ...

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Europe builds new ‘Berlin walls’ against migrants

BERLIN: As Europe celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall later this week, the continent has built new walls and barbed wires against migrant flows. The new “Berlin walls” demonstrate restrictions and divisiveness have triumphed above freedom in Europe. According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, there ...

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Migrants on German NGO ship allowed to disembark in Malta

VALLETTA: Malta said it has authorised 40 migrants aboard a rescue ship run by German NGO Sea-Eye to disembark following an agreement reached among several EU countries to take them in. The deal was announced after the migrants on the Alan Kurdi ship, rescued on Wednesday off Libya, had been ...

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Angelina Jolie urges international support for Venezuelan children

BOGOTA: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie urged the international community to provide more support to three South American countries with the most migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela, saying 20,000 Venezuelan children are at risk of being without basic citizenship rights. Jolie spoke in Colombia as a special envoy for the Office of ...

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53 Migrants Dead after Boat Overturns in the Mediterranean

RABAT: A boat carrying 53 irregular migrants has gone missing somewhere in the Mediterranean sea between Morocco and Spain. The boat carried initially 54 migrants and went off from Morocco’s northern city of Nador towards the Andalusian coast on Sunday, January 12, Spanish media reported yesterday. The sole survivor is ...

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Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY: Mexico deported scores of Central American migrants arrested after hundreds forced their way through a Mexican police blockade and headed for the United States but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Around 500 men, women and children, part of a caravan of roughly 5,000 mainly Hondurans ...

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US resorts to tear gas as some migrants try to breach border fence

WASHINGTON-AP: U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down the nation’s busiest border crossing from the city where thousands ...

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Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks ...

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France clears 1,800 migrants from northern camp

GRANDE-SYNTHE: French police cleared 1,800 migrants from a makeshift camp near Dunkirk, hoping to deter people-traffickers seeking to smuggle them across the Channel to Britain. Hundreds of police flooded the Grande-Synthe camp at dawn to expel the migrants, most of them Iraqi Kurds, who were loaded onto dozens of buses ...

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Over hundred dead after two migrant boats sank off Libya

AFP PARIS: More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya early this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors. The witnesses told MSF that two inflatable boats had left the Libyan coast on September 1, each with ...

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