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Ten migrants drown after boat sinks off Libya

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Ten migrants drowned after the boat they were travelling in sank off the Libyan coast, Italy's navy said on Saturday, reporting the...

Italy says rescues more than 2,500 migrants since early Thursday

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Italy has rescued more than 2,500 men, women and children from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily since early...

Libyan coastguard detains 114 African migrants in packed boat

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Libya's coastguard detained 114 African migrants in a packed boat headed for Europe on Thursday, officials said. Some 43,000 migrants have crossed from...

Niger destroys migrants’ safe houses, asks for international help

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Authorities in Niger have destroyed safe houses owned by human trafficking networks for sheltering illegal migrants and forcibly turned back anyone without...

Niger says it has intercepted over 500 Sahara migrants

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Niger has stopped more than 500 would-be migrants trying to cross the Sahara into neighbouring Algeria in the past four months, the...

Italy rescues more than 3,500 migrants, Renzi asks for help

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Italian navy patrol ships rescued more than 3,500 migrants including hundreds of women and children from boats coming from North Africa, authorities...

Migrant boat carrying hundreds sinks south of Sicily

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A migrant boat believed to be carrying around 200 people has sunk south of the island of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa,...

Dozens of Niger migrants missing after being abandoned in Sahara

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About 30 migrants from Niger are missing in the Sahara desert without food or water after their driver abandoned them once they...

Two migrants drown, 30 missing after boats capsize off Greek island

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Two migrants drowned and about 30 were missing after their boats capsized off the eastern Greek island of Samos early on Monday...

Libya’s coastguard detains more than 400 immigrants en route to Europe

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Libya's coastguard has detained more than 400 immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, in its waters in the past two days...

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in 48 hours in escalating crisis

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Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from boats trying to reach European shores in the past 48 hours in a deepening immigration crisis,...

Italian ships rescue more than 2,000 migrants in 48 hours

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Italian naval and coastguard vessels rescued more than 2,000 migrants travelling in boats from North Africa over the past 48 hours, authorities...

Spain beefs up African enclave security after hundreds storm border

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Spain has more than doubled the strength of security forces at its North African enclave of Melilla, after about 500 people stormed...

Seven migrants drown off Greek island after boat capsizes

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Seven migrants drowned early on Tuesday and two were missing after their boat capsized off the eastern Greek island of Lesbos, the...

At least 42 African migrants drown off Yemeni coast

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At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late on Sunday, the defense...

More than 200 migrants scale border fence, enter Spanish enclave

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More than 200 migrants scaled the triple fence surrounding Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Friday in another mass crossing of...

Tunisian navy rescues nearly 100 migrants off Jerba

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Tunisian naval forces rescued nearly 100 African migrants off the coast on Wednesday after their vessel got into trouble on route from...

Bodies found in Spain’s North Africa waters likely brings migrant drownings...

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Spain's Civil Guard said on Saturday it had found the bodies of two African migrants in the sea off the country's Ceuta...

No easy way out for African migrants in Israeli desert detention

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A compound of one-storey buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the...

Nine migrants drown swimming to Spain’s Moroccan enclave

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Nine people drowned on Thursday as they, and some 200 other African migrants, tried to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta...

Italy rescues more than 1,100 migrants in rafts south of Sicily

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The Italian navy has rescued more than 1,100 migrants from nine large rafts in the waters south of Sicily, the latest arrivals...

Israel grants asylum to two Eritreans amid migrant protests

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Israel has granted political asylum to two Eritreans, its Interior Ministry said on Sunday, amid protests by thousands of other African migrants...

Israel sends 150 protesting African runaways back to jail

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Israeli police on Tuesday sent back to custody about 150 African migrants who had abandoned a desert detention center in protest against...

African migrants abandon Israeli detention center in protest march

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More than 100 African migrants have abandoned an "open" Israeli detention center to try to march on Jerusalem in protest at a...

Libya’s coastguard picks up almost 300 African migrants

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Libya stopped three boats off its coast packed with almost 300 African migrants apparently trying to reach Europe, the state news agency...

Al Qaeda members may be among migrants

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Al Qaeda members may be among thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat from Africa to Europe, posing a potential security...

ISS: Lampedusa and the plight of African boat migrants

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The African Union (AU) Summit on 21 October declared 3 November a day of mourning across the continent. The day was to...

At least 92 dead as packed migrant boat sinks off Italy

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At least 92 people died and scores were missing after a boat packed with up to 500 African migrants sank off the...

Israeli court ends instant three-year detention for African migrants

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Israel's supreme court struck down a year-old law that meant African migrants could be held in detention for up three years without...

Egypt police kill African migrant on Israel border

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Egyptian police shot dead an African migrant as he tried to cross the border into Israel, security sources said. The migrant has not...

Egypt police kill two migrants on Israel border

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Egyptian police shot dead two African migrants as they tried to sneak across the border into Israel, security sources says. Police identified one...

Egypt police kill 2 African migrants on Israel border

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Egyptian police shot dead two African migrants as they tried to cross the border into Israel, security and medical sources said. Five other...

UN report on border deaths is wrong, unfair: Egypt

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Egypt attacked the United Nations yesterday, saying its criticism of the shooting deaths of African migrants at the border with Israel was...

UN rights boss urges Egypt to stop shooting migrants

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The United Nations' human rights chief accused Egypt yesterday of shooting unarmed African migrants trying to enter Israel via the Sinai Desert...

Egypt police kill African migrant on Israel border

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Egyptian police shot and killed an African migrant as he tried to cross the border into Israel overnight, a security source said...

Egypt police kill migrant at Israel border

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Egyptian police shot and killed an Ethiopian migrant yesterday, injured two others and arrested 10 as they tried to cross the Egyptian-Israeli...

Egypt police kill Africa migrants at Israel border

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Egyptian police shot dead two African migrants last week as they tried to slip across the Sinai Peninsula desert border to Israel,...

Egypt police kill migrant at Israel border

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Egyptian border guards shot dead an unarmed Sudanese migrant as he tried to flee into Israel during a shootout with people traffickers...

Israel to build barrier along Egyptian frontier

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans yesterday to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt and install advanced surveillance...