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Libya says boats carrying 700 migrants have been intercepted

Libya’s navy says it has intercepted and brought to shore vessels carrying nearly 700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe over the past two days.


Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to work more closely with Libya’s government to curtail illegal migration from Africa to Europe.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, U.N. says

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the …


Italy OKs naval support to help Libya fight trafficking

Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.


As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe

Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …


51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desert

The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya.


European Union to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU sharing plan or face legal …


1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean; 2 dead

Two migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday during a rescue operation that saved more than 1,000 others who were attempting the dangerous crossing to Europe, according to a …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert

A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to …


Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya

The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded …


Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia

A report by the U.N. children’s agency published on Wednesday warned that more than 300,000 children have been migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, in a dramatic escalation of …


Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds

Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration

Migrants from Central America’s violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Cities choosing ‘welcoming’ over ‘sanctuary’ for immigrants

A rural town in south-central Idaho that’s become a hotbed of refugee support and opposition has opted to take a softer stance in affirming its role as a welcoming city …


A look at immigrants in the U.S. without legal status

A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls assault coverage

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the


Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks

At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said.


Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four …


More than 6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean amid surge on dangerous sea route

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.


Hungary blasted for rule detaining refugees in containers

Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human …


25 migrants believed dead as Libya’s coast guard rescues 115

The spokesman for the Libyan coast guard says 115 migrants have been rescued off of Libyan shores, and 25 others have gone missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.


Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues

Pope Francis demanded Sunday that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya’s coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.


Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico

More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.


More than 7,100 migrant deaths in 2016 is a world record; most were in Mediterranean.

More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea.


Twin Falls feels tension as refugees put down roots

Twin Falls is now a testing ground for whether the bitter cultural divisions intensified by this year’s presidential campaign can recede in favor of the co-dependency that marks many communities …


At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, says UN

BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …


France moves to dismantle notorious ‘Jungle’ refugee camp

CALAIS, France – More than 1,600 migrants were bused to new shelters across France on Monday as authorities prepared to dismantle the notorious “jungle” camp in Calais, a last stop …


Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp

CALAIS, France – Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for …