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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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Turkey detains 1,700 migrants trying to cross Aegean

Turkish authorities detained 1,700 migrants trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, in a major operation involving coastguard ships and helicopters, as European leaders clinched an agreement with Ankara aimed at halting illegal mig

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Anti-immigration party wins big in Germany polls

Supporters of Germany's new anti-immigration party erupted into raucous celebrations in this eastern city on Sunday after the Alternative for Germany (AfD) surged into three state assemblies with scores that would have been unthinkable only

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18 migrants drown as boat sinks off Turkish coast

At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, on the eve of a European meeting aimed at tackling the number of migrants. Th

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Migrant arrivals to Europe this year top 110,000

The number of migrants and refugees arriving in Italy and Greece since the start of the year has risen sharply compared to the same period in 2015 and hundreds are stranded at European borders due to rising restrictions, aid agencies said on Tue

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Migrant arrivals to Europe this year top 110,000

The number of migrants and refugees arriving in Italy and Greece since the start of the year has risen sharply compared to the same period in 2015 and hundreds are stranded at European borders due to rising restrictions, aid agencies said on Tue

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40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. More than one million refugees

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