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Deadly summer sailing season begins

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

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Freed journalist returns to Italy

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

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Turkish authorities free Italian journalist

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

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Desperate Venezuelans flee to Brazil, straining border town

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

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UN refugees released by South Sudanese refugee captors

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Migrants: record numbers rescued in the Med

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

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Rescuers jump into water to rescue migrants

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

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African slaves 'sold in Libyan car parks for $200'

The United Nations’ migration agency says growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are being sold as slaves by traffickers or militia groups before being held for…

The United Nations’ migration agency says growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are being sold as slaves by traffickers or militia groups before being held for…

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Greece's island refugee camps buckle under the strain

Greece is feeling the first wave of 2017's refugee harvest, but camps on its Aegean islands are already full and the country is ill-prepared to take any more people without help.

Greece is feeling the first wave of 2017's refugee harvest, but camps on its Aegean islands are already full and the country is ill-prepared to take any more people without help.

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Germany to outlaw child marriages

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

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Refugees from Chechnya unsuccessfully seek refuge in Poland

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

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Syria conflict: Assad army 'retakes rebel ground' in Hama

President Assad’s forces have retaken most of the land lost recently to rebels in Hama province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

President Assad’s forces have retaken most of the land lost recently to rebels in Hama province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Guterres urges Syrian girls to continue their studies

UN Secretary General António Guterres encourages young Syrian women to aim for government positions in the future

UN Secretary General António Guterres encourages young Syrian women to aim for government positions in the future

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Austria pushes for exemption to stem asylum seekers

We’ve already taken in our fair share – the message from Austria, who says it is seeking an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under an EU relocation…

We’ve already taken in our fair share – the message from Austria, who says it is seeking an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under an EU relocation…

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How the city of Ghent copes with increased numbers of refugees

As a local government, we believe in a pro-active and two-sided approach, not only speeding up the integration process for the refugees themselves, but also allowing organisations and citizens to get to know newcomers.

As a local government, we believe in a pro-active and two-sided approach, not only speeding up the integration process for the refugees themselves, but also allowing organisations and citizens to get to know newcomers.

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Greece and the European Union - don't blame me

There were a lot of people who were very skeptical about being in the EU because they thought it was all about politics and not funding projects that actually could help people.

There were a lot of people who were very skeptical about being in the EU because they thought it was all about politics and not funding projects that actually could help people.

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Dozens of Somali refugees killed in airstrike off Yemen

More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed when the boat they were travelling in was attacked, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed when the boat they were travelling in was attacked, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

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EU-Turkey migrant deal a 'dangerous precedent', say aid groups

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…