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Migrants riot at Bulgarian refugee camp

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

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Hungary vows to continue to fight against migrant quotas

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

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Mediterranean migrants - 800 rescued and brought to Italy

More than 800 migrants have been brought ashore at Catania port in Eastern Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

More than 800 migrants have been brought ashore at Catania port in Eastern Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

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'Keep the refugees and we'll send you blankets'

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

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Amnesty blames Italy and EU for police abuse of migrants

The human rights group says migrants have been subjected to 'appalling' ill-treatment by Italian police because of the EU's refugees policy.

The human rights group says migrants have been subjected to 'appalling' ill-treatment by Italian police because of the EU's refugees policy.

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Mediterranean migrant death toll reaches all-time high

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

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Work begins on dismantling the Jungle

Eyewitnesses say workers have started to tear down unoccupied tents and shacks. The work has begun by hand to avoid inflaming tensions.

Eyewitnesses say workers have started to tear down unoccupied tents and shacks. The work has begun by hand to avoid inflaming tensions.

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Migrants begin to arrive at sites around France

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 1,918 people had been processed and sent to 80 centres around France by Monday evening.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 1,918 people had been processed and sent to 80 centres around France by Monday evening.

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Calm prevails as the Jungle is cleared

Bystanders describe the mood as one of resignation, following sporadic outbreaks of unrest overnight.

Bystanders describe the mood as one of resignation, following sporadic outbreaks of unrest overnight.

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Calais mostly calm as hundreds of migrants leave 'Jungle' voluntarily

The first buses have left the camp on France's northern coast, taking migrants to other centres in France as the authorities prepare to begin demolition work.

The first buses have left the camp on France's northern coast, taking migrants to other centres in France as the authorities prepare to begin demolition work.

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Out of the 'Jungle': migrant children find new life in UK

A week before the evacuation of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, Britain started taking in some of the 1,300 unaccompanied children and youths there.

A week before the evacuation of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, Britain started taking in some of the 1,300 unaccompanied children and youths there.

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France: first migrants begin leaving Calais 'Jungle' camp

Hundreds of people are expected to be moved to centres for asylum seekers elsewhere in France as the authorities prepare to dismantle the camp.

Hundreds of people are expected to be moved to centres for asylum seekers elsewhere in France as the authorities prepare to dismantle the camp.

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Libya seeks Italian help to curb migrant numbers

Libya and Italy are reportedly close to a deal aimed at curbing the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.

Libya and Italy are reportedly close to a deal aimed at curbing the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.

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French court rejects plea for more time before Calais camp closure

A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.

A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.

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Merkel in Africa - stemming the migrant flow

The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.

The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.

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Sicily: 10000 migrants saved in 48 hours

More then 10000 migrants were rescued in the least 2 days (03+04/10) in 72 different operation in the Sicily Channel.

More then 10000 migrants were rescued in the least 2 days (03+04/10) in 72 different operation in the Sicily Channel.

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The Brief from Brussels: UK's May outlines vision of post-Brexit Britain

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

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Mediterranean Sea: 6,000 migrants rescued in a day

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.

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An old technology revisited to save lives at sea

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

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Flash mobs in Budapest one year after migrant fence went up

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

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Afghans likely to be next refugee wave for unprepared Europe

It seems nowhere is safe for Afghans trying to flee renewed fighting, neither at home not in any of the neighbouring states. So many are heading for Europe in increasing numbers, yet find themselves b

It seems nowhere is safe for Afghans trying to flee renewed fighting, neither at home not in any of the neighbouring states. So many are heading for Europe in increasing numbers, yet find themselves b

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Greece: Afghan migrants in limbo

What was once a bustling airport outside Athens is now a makeshift camps for refugees with nowhere to go.

What was once a bustling airport outside Athens is now a makeshift camps for refugees with nowhere to go.

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When the Afghan refugee's only road leads back home

War in Syria means EU asylum applications from there are a priority, but people from other highly dangerous places are being sent back home when their applications eventually fail after long months wa

War in Syria means EU asylum applications from there are a priority, but people from other highly dangerous places are being sent back home when their applications eventually fail after long months wa

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Greece conference to tackle migrant crisis

Foreign Ministers and high-ranking officials from Mediterranean countries have met in Greece to search for solutions to the migrant crisis.

Foreign Ministers and high-ranking officials from Mediterranean countries have met in Greece to search for solutions to the migrant crisis.