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Bolstered Libyan coast guard intercepts packed migrant boat

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At least 60 presumed dead in wreck of ship carrying Rohingya refugees, U.N. says

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At least 60 presumed dead in wreck of ship carrying Rohingya refugees, U.N. says


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63 presumed dead in shipwreck involving Rohingya Muslims

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63 presumed dead in shipwreck involving Rohingya Muslims


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Why more Germans are anti-Trump than anti-immigration

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Trump abruptly attacks 'chain migration,' a term that worries immigration advocates

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Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election

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Migrants Cleared From Manus Camp, and a New Phase Begins
Photo The Papua New Guinea authorities cleared the Manus Island detention center Friday, sending hundreds of asylum seekers to new facilities on the island and ending the standoff that had been escalating since Australia decommissioned the center on Oct. 31. Video footage from inside the camp on Thursday showed scenes of chaos. With asylum seekers screaming, immigration officials could be seen using long metal poles to rifle through the men’s belongings and push them from the camp where they have been living since they were first placed on Manus by Australia in 2013   Read More ...
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Rwanda offers to host African migrants stranded in Libya
NEW YORK — In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry said Rwanda was “horrified” that “African men, women, and children who were on the road to exile have been held and turned into slaves   Read More ...
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'Where is the world?': Libya responds to outrage over slave auctions
Libyan officials have denounced the migrant slave auctions , but claim more support is required from the global community to tackle the issue. The United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord, or GNA, said it's keen to address violations against illegal immigrants but called upon regional and global partners to provide assistance. Libya "is going through difficult times which affected its own citizens as well   Read More ...
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Greece's vows greater effort to protect refugees over winter
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has promised to step up efforts to protect migrants and refugees over the winter on the Greek islands, but defended a 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union to stop the westward flow of migrants into Europe. On a visit to France, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the country's Figaro newspaper Thursday that the agreement was difficult but necessary   Read More ...
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Greece's vows greater effort to protect refugees over winter
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has promised to step up efforts to protect migrants and refugees over the winter on the Greek islands, but defended a 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union to stop the westward flow of migrants into Europe. On a visit to France, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the country's Figaro newspaper Thursday that the agreement was difficult but necessary   Read More ...
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Greece's vows greater effort to protect refugees over winter
ATHENS, Greece – Greece has promised to step up efforts to protect migrants and refugees over the winter on the Greek islands, but defended a 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union to stop the westward flow of migrants into Europe. On a visit to France, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the country's Figaro newspaper Thursday that the agreement was difficult but necessary   Read More ...
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Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya
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Libyan government says investigating migrant 'slave market' reports
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. “There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee so as to uncover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and those responsible, and put them before the judiciary,” Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli   Read More ...
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France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'
France demanded Libya respond after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves in the country sparked outrage, with French officials even raising the prospect of sanctions against Libya during a United Nations session Wednesday. Reuters reported the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously backed a resolution urging tougher action to crack down on human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide   Read More ...
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UN Security Council seeks investigation into Libya slave trade
UN Secretary-General: "In recent days we have all been horrified by images of African migrants being sold as 'goods' in Libya" The Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday designed to crack down on human trafficking and slavery "In recent days we have all been horrified by images of African migrants being sold as 'goods' in Libya," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres said   Read More ...
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Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links
The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were targeting Europe. Millions of refugees, buffeted by conflict and civil war, have streamed into Europe in recent years, including an estimated one million who came to Germany in 2015. But while many Germans initially welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embrace of the refugees, viewing it as a powerful emblem of openness and liberalism, a backlash has been simmering after a spate of attacks across the continent   Read More ...
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Turkey charges three Bulgarians with migrant smuggling
SOFIA (Reuters) - Turkey has charged three Bulgarians with illegal migrant trafficking and assisting a criminal organization, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The three were detained on Friday and held in custody in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne pending investigations, a ministry statement said Last week the Bulgarian authorities smashed a gang suspected of smuggling migrants into Western Europe   Read More ...
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Paul Pogba dedicates goal to migrants sold as slaves in Libya
(CNN)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba used a triumphant performance for the English Premier League club to highlight the issue of migrants sold into slavery in Libya, after an exclusive CNN investigation last week. After scoring the third goal in his side's 4-1 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, the 24-year-old celebrated with an unconventional handcuff action. Pogba explained the celebration on Instagram, writing: "While very happy to be back, my prayers go to those suffering slavery in Libya   Read More ...
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Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris
Photo CAIRO — A CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African nation of Libya has incited outrage in recent days, prompting a protest in central Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official investigation. Hundreds of protesters, mostly young black people, demonstrated in front of the Libyan Embassy in central Paris on Saturday — with some carrying a sign that said, “Put an end to the slavery and concentration camps in Libya,” and chanting, “Free our brothers!” — three days after CNN aired footage of migrants being auctioned off in the Libyan capital, Tripoli   Read More ...
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Algeria picks up 286 boat migrants en route to Europe
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat, the Defence Ministry has said. The migrants were detained on several boats between Thursday and Saturday, according to a ministry statement carried on Sunday by the state news agency, APS. Algeria has so far seen relatively few attempts to cross to Europe by boat, compared to the hundreds of thousands of mostly African would-be migrants who have set off in search of prosperity or security from elsewhere along the north African coast, mostly from Libya   Read More ...
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Protesters gather near Libyan Embassy after CNN report on migrant auctions
(CNN) — Protesters gathered outside the Libyan Embassy in central Paris following an exclusive CNN investigation into migrant auctions in Libya. “We have to mobilize. We can’t let this kind of thing happen,” one protester told France 24 at the rally Saturday. “Did we really need to see such shocking pictures before taking a stand? I don’t think so.” After obtaining footage of an auction, CNN’s Nima Elbagir and her crew went to Libya in October to investigate further   Read More ...
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Italy buries 26 Nigerian women _ most without a name
SALERNO, Italy – More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way. To date, only two of the 26 women whose bodies were recovered Nov. 3 by Spanish rescue ships have been identified: Marian Shaka, a Muslim, and Osato Osara, a Christian   Read More ...
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Italy buries 26 Nigerian women — most without a name
SALERNO, Italy (AP) — More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way. To date, only two of the 26 women whose bodies were recovered Nov   Read More ...
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Twenty-six young Nigerian migrant women laid to rest in Italy
Salerno, Italy (CNN)Twenty-six matching coffins for the mostly nameless victims of the latest Mediterranean migrant disaster were lined up in two rows in the center of the main cemetery in Salerno in southern Italy on Friday. Local representatives from the Muslim and Catholic communities blessed each coffin. Local students, refugees and survivors of the incident that killed the Nigerian victims laid white roses on their coffins   Read More ...
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‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Migrants Sold At Slave Auction For $400 In Libya
Human rights are violated in Libya as the migrants who are trying to reach Europe through North Africa are sold at the slave auction for $400 by smugglers. They are sold to buyers for manual labor or farm work as shown in the investigation. CNN searched this modern-day slavery and witnessed the actual slave auction in Libya. They saw that dozens of people were auctioned in the space of six or seven minutes   Read More ...
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Greek police block migrants' march to border with Macedonia
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers Wednesday from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens of officers in riot gear used shields to push back the migrants near the center of Thessaloniki and blocked the road with police buses. The marchers, who included families with young children, refused to leave and sat down in the street   Read More ...
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Greek police block migrants' march to border with Macedonia
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers Wednesday from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens of officers in riot gear used shields to push back the migrants near the center of Thessaloniki and blocked the road with police buses. The marchers, who included families with young children, refused to leave and sat down in the street   Read More ...
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The Latest: Police block migrants' march to Greek border
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): Police have blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens of officers in riot gear used shields to push back the migrants near the center Thessaloniki and blocked the road with police buses late Wednesday   Read More ...
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The Latest: EU warns of more action over refusal of refugees
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): The European Union says it could ramp up legal action against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland if they continue to refuse to accept currently in Greece and Italy. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday that "I hope that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic will take this opportunity to revise their position and start relocating" refugees   Read More ...
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The Latest: Migrants to march to Greece-Macedonia border
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrant s into Europe (all times local): Dozens of asylum seekers are gathering in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki following a call through social media for a march to Greece's northern border with Macedonia to protest their inability to move to other European countries. About 80 people, mostly from Iraq and Syria and including many families with children, gathered Wednesday in a central Thessaloniki square before the scheduled march to the border   Read More ...
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Migrants being sold as slaves in Libya - Dauer: 6 Minuten, 50 Sekunden
Smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves. At a property outside Tripoli, CNN's Nima Elbagir witnessed a dozen men go under the hammer in the space of minutes.   Read More ...
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New video emerges of failed migrant rescue attempt in Mediterranean Sea
New video has emerged of a failed rescue attempt in the Mediterranean. At least five African migrants drowned and 58 others were injured last week when their rickety boat capsized while on its way to Europe. It appears their supposed rescuers, members of the Libyan coast guard, were trying to capture them to return them to North Africa. Johannes Bayer watched as the fell between their flimsy dingy and the Libyan coast guard's boat   Read More ...
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Leader says Poland has won its migration dispute with EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish prime minister says her government has won its dispute with the European Union over migration and that the EU has even changed its own stance on the matter thanks to the "influence of Poland's resolute and unyielding attitude." Beata Szydlo spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law and Justice party, with them each hailing what they see as the party's successes two years after taking power   Read More ...
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Leader says Poland has won its migration dispute with EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish prime minister says her government has won its dispute with the European Union over migration and that the EU has even changed its own stance on the matter thanks to the "influence of Poland's resolute and unyielding attitude." Beata Szydlo spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law and Justice party, with them each hailing what they see as the party's successes two years after taking power   Read More ...
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2 Central American migrants shot to death in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration officials say an armed gang killed two Central American migrants and wounded at least one in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The immigration agency says a group of about 40 migrants was travelling on a rural road when attackers in a vehicle tried to stop them. Officials say that when the pursuers failed to catch the migrants, they opened fire, killing a 10-year-old and an adult   Read More ...
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2 Central American migrants shot to death in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration officials say an armed gang killed two Central American migrants and wounded at least one in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The immigration agency says a group of about 40 migrants was travelling on a rural road when attackers in a vehicle tried to stop them. Officials say that when the pursuers failed to catch the migrants, they opened fire, killing a 10-year-old and an adult   Read More ...
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Review: Finding the Beat and Pulse of the Great Migration
Photo Jacob Lawrence’s parents were two of the millions who took part in the Great Migration, the 20th-century flow of black Americans from the South to the North. Lawrence was just 23 when he produced his sweeping masterwork, “The Migration Series” (1941), 60 modernist tableaus depicting the journey and what drove it. It’s a narrative with movement at its core, so it is both ingenious and intuitive to take choreographic inspiration from Lawrence’s paintings, as the Washington troupe Step Afrika! does with “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence   Read More ...
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Police pursue, shoot migrant trafficking suspect
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in northern Greece say police have shot a migrant trafficking suspect who allegedly was transporting 10 Pakistani migrants inside a van that crashed during a highway chase. Greek police said the 22-year-old suspect was driving a van with the migrants inside on Monday and ignored a signal to stop for a search. A police statement says a chase ensued and the van crashed   Read More ...
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Greece: Police pursue, shoot migrant trafficking suspect
THESSALONIKI, Greece – Authorities in northern Greece say police have shot a migrant trafficking suspect who allegedly was transporting 10 Pakistani migrants inside a van that crashed during a highway chase. Greek police said the 22-year-old suspect was driving a van with the migrants inside on Monday and ignored a signal to stop for a search. A police statement says a chase ensued and the van crashed   Read More ...
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Europe, Africa ministers agree to help migrants held in Libya
BERN (Reuters) - European and African ministers agreed on Monday to try to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and seek paths such as scholarships for Africans to reach Europe legally, to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterranean. The deadly trek across the desert from sub-Saharan Africa through Libya and over sea to Italy is now the main route used by refugees and other vulnerable migrants heading to Europe, after Turkey closed the other main route via Greece that brought in nearly a million people in 2015   Read More ...
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U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger
TUNIS (Reuters) - A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday. The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy   Read More ...
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26 teenage girls found dead at sea
The bodies of 26 female migrants who apparently drowned have arrived at the Italian port of Salerno as rescues intensify on the Mediterranean Sea, the U.N. refugee agency said. The bodies were transferred to the Italian mainland aboard a Spanish naval ship carrying another 400 migrants rescued during four operations in the central Mediterranean. Twenty-three of the dead girls were on a rubber dinghy that sank off Libya two days ago, Marco Rotunno, a spokesman in Italy for the U   Read More ...
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Germans, Libyans blame each other for botched migrant rescue
BERLIN (AP) — Five migrants have died as a German nonprofit organization and the Libyan coast guard tried to rescue them from their foundering boat in the Mediterranean, with each side blaming the other for botching the operation. Germany's Sea-Watch said Tuesday its rescue ship was helping migrants on the sinking inflatable boat in international waters off the Libyan coast Monday morning when a Libyan coast guard boat also began to simultaneously take migrants onboard   Read More ...
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Germans, Libyans blame each other for botched migrant rescue
BERLIN – Five migrants have died as a German nonprofit organization and the Libyan coast guard tried to rescue them from their foundering boat in the Mediterranean, with each side blaming the other for botching the operation. Germany's Sea-Watch said Tuesday its rescue ship was helping migrants on the sinking inflatable boat in international waters off the Libyan coast Monday morning when a Libyan coast guard boat also began to simultaneously take migrants onboard   Read More ...
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Manus Island Refugees Fail to Get Power, Water and Food Restored
Photo SYDNEY, Australia — The government of Papua New Guinea is not required to supply power, water or food to 600 migrants who have refused to leave a shuttered detention center on Manus Island, the country’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The migrants, all men seeking asylum who were detained on their way to Australia, sought the court’s intervention, arguing that the government’s decision to stop the services amounted to a violation of their human rights   Read More ...
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