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20 killed, over 300 migrants rescued off Mediterranean coast

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy but at least 20 people were reported to have drowned, Italian police said on Saturday. The survivors, who were rescued in four separate oper

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EU proposes new migrant asylum rules

The European Commission proposed more unified EU asylum rules on Wednesday, in a bid to stop people waiting for refugee status moving around the bloc and disrupting its passport-free zone. In an unprecedented wave of migration las

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Over 1,300 migrants rescued at sea: Italy

Italy's coast guard said on Saturday it had picked up at sea 1,348 migrants in 11 rescue operations between Sicily and North Africa, bringing the total number of people saved over the past three days to more than 3,000. Two th

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Greece rescues hundreds of migrants from sinking off Crete

Hundreds of migrants were rescued from a sinking ship on Friday in a massive operation in the southern Mediterranean off the island of Crete, the Greek coastguard said, but three bodies were also recovered. Greek search and rescue

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Up to 900 migrants ‘likely died at sea this week’

At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the U.N. Refugee agency said on Sunday. About 14,000 have been resc

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Ship with 400 migrants sinks in Mediterranean

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants al

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Smugglers made $5-6bn off migrants to Europe - Interpol

People smugglers made over $5 billion from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by international crime-fighting agencies Interpol and Europol said on Tuesday. Nine out of 10 migrants and refugees entering

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Italy rescues 910 boat migrants; 600 saved off Libya

Italy's coast guard said more than 900 migrants were rescued in four separate operations in the Strait of Sicily on Saturday, while Libyan authorities said they had rescued nearly 600 migrants from four boats, one of which sank.

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Qatar lauded for change in workers' living conditions

There has been a significant improvement in the migrant workers' living conditions and also their rights in Qatar following a critical report from the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) tripartite inspection commission three years

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Shaky EU-Turkey deal faces tough reality checks

A deal between the European Union and Turkey meant to curb the flow of migrants into Europe in return for financial and political rewards could unravel within months because neither side looks able to deliver on its commitments. T

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