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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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18 injured in German protests for and against migrants

BERLIN: Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man, allegedly by a Syrian and an ...

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Spain rescues over 200 migrants at sea

MADRID : Spain said it had plucked more than 200 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday as the country’s interior minister headed to Mauritania to try to boost cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. Spain’s maritime rescue service saved 211 migrants from 21 different boats in the Strait ...

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Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily after sharing plan

POZZALLO: Migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy’s hard-line, anti-migrant government had kept the two military ships from docking at Pozzallo for ...

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in single day

LIBYAN coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head to Italy but brought back to ...

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Migrants lead cricket charge in Sweden

AFP STOCKHOLM: Wooden bats and red balls are taking over Sweden’s fields: cricket is booming in the Scandinavian country thanks to Afghan and Pakistani migrants who’ve found a way to reconnect with their roots. In a country where ice hockey reigns supreme, cricket was barely seen here 10 years ago. ...

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Trump says some migrants are animals

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has described some migrants as “animals”, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement. “We have people coming in to the country, or trying to come in,” Trump told California Republicans visiting the White House, “we are taking people out of the ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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NHS fees for migrants to double

LONDON: The amount paid by temporary migrants to use the NHS will double in order to raise an additional £220m a year for the NHS, the government has announced. The immigration health surcharge is paid by people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are seeking to live in ...

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Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military plant land mines: Amnesty

LONDON: Burma’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state. Amnesty International reported two people were wounded on Sunday as 300,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh the past fortnight following what they deem government-sponsored persecution. Refugee accounts ...

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