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4 migrants die of apparent suffocation in eastern Mexico

Four migrants died in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz, apparently suffocating in a truck that was carrying them and dozens of others to the border with the United States, Mexican …


Benton City man gets 30-year federal sentence for prostituting teens at labor camps

A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …


Premature twins recovering after rescue from boat off Libya

Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then – at only 5 days …


European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by …


Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims …


AP witnesses rescue of migrants off Libya, 4 bodies found

A Spanish aid group rescued more than 100 migrants Thursday from three separate migrant boats off Libya’s coast and recovered at least four bodies after one of the vessels sank. …


Mothers launch hunger strike in migrant family detention center

Nearly two dozen women held at a Berks County, Pennsylvania, migrant family detention center have launched a hunger strike to protest their and their children’s long detentions – some which …


17 bodies found, 1,128 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

ROME – Rescue boats recovered the bodies of 17 migrants and plucked 1,128 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily on Thursday, a day after 22 corpses were found …


Italy recovers seven bodies, saves 500 people after migrant ship flips

A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya’s coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue.


Women giving birth in Greek refugee camp lack hope for children’s future

Trapped by the closure of the Macedonian border, dozens of women have brought their children into the world in refugee camps in Greece, of which the largest is the sprawling, …


Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey

Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set …


Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’

Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.


Migrants stuck at closed borders, others seeking new routes through Europe

IDOMENI, Greece – Desperate migrants and refugees piled up Thursday in fetid fields of mud at a closed border crossing as officials warned that a well-trodden route to Europe used …


At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece

A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them …


Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe

BERLIN – The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe’s immigration …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 6:08 p.m.

EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016

BRUSSELS – The European Union is predicting that 3 million migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already proving a …


Thousands rush into Croatia as police reopen Serbian border

BERKASOVO, Serbia – Thousands of people trying to reach the heart of Europe surged across Serbia’s border into Croatia on Monday after authorities eased restrictions that had left them stranded …


Germany curbs flow of migrants

BERLIN – A beleaguered Germany announced Sunday that it would temporarily halt free entrance for asylum seekers – a dramatic step likely to exacerbate bottlenecks at other European frontiers to …