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Indian embassy to assess job contracts

All new Indian migrants to Bahrain must now have their job contracts vetted by their embassy in order to get a work visa, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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Eurotunnel service ‘normal’ after migrant disruption

Eurotunnel said on Sunday it had resumed "normal service" and British police said they had lifted traffic management measures around the Channel Tunnel after migrants in France disrupted travel on Saturday. But ferry ope

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Over 2,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vessels have been reported at sea, the privately funded Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Italy's coastguard said.

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Pressure mounts on EU after migrant boat disaster

As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

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700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. "The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ay

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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants; 19 killed

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the last three d

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60 migrants killed as boat sinks off Yemen

At least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen's coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just come to light and is believed to be the deadliest there this year, the United Nations said on

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2013 deadliest for desperate migrants, says report

More than 7,000 migrants may have perished at sea or while crossing deserts trying to reach a safe haven this year, believed to be the deadliest on record, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. IOM is an intergovernme

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Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration crisis that has cost hundreds of lives this month showed no signs of abating. Patrol boats c

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