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British vans telling migrants to `go home` ruled inoffensive

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 16:32

Some 224 people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), but in a ruling today the watchdog said the campaign "was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence or distress".

Italy shipwreck horror: ‘Wall of bodies’ found in ship, toll rises to 250

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 16:09

A ‘wall’ of bodies were reportedly found by divers from the hull of the ship that was carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants and had capsized off the island of Lampedusa.

Italy shipwreck horror: ‘Wall of bodies’ found in ship carrying migrants

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 16:09

A ‘wall’ of bodies were reportedly found by divers from the hull of the ship that was carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants and had capsized off the island of Lampedusa.

Italy shipwreck death toll reaches 232

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:33

The official death toll in last week`s capsizing of a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants rose to 232 Monday after divers managed to recover another 38 bodies from the sunken vessel, Italian authorities said.

Italy migrant boat confirmed death toll reaches 194

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:46

Italian search teams have recovered 194 bodies after a migrant boat sank off the southern island of Lampedusa last week, with divers working to bring up as many as possible from the wreck ahead of expected bad weather.

Italy boat tragedy: Migrant coffins lined up in airport hangar

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 10:36

The 111 coffins were numbered, a teddy bear wearing a smile and a blue shirt with a heart was placed above casket No 92.

Italy migrant boat capsizes near Lampedusa, over 100 dead

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 14:53

The boat tragedy was triggered after an engine failure prompted the passengers to light a small fire to attract the attention of the coast guard, which later spread into a large fire, said Lampedusa Mayor Giusi Nicolini.

Migrant Nepalese workers `working as slaves` in Qatar World Cup preparations

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:20

Numerous Nepalese migrant labourers have reportedly died in Qatar recently raising questions about Qatar`s preparations to host the 2022 Football World Cup.

In Australia, blue-collar workers exploited by fellow Indian employers

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 15:50

A new study has found that Australian employers and managers, often of Indian ethnicity, frequently exploit their fellow Indian blue-collar workers.

Unprivileged girls falling victim to sexual assaults in China

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 13:30

Unprivileged girls from migrant workers` families in China are more likely to fall victim to sexual assault, a new study has revealed.

Migrant woman gives birth at sea

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11:15

A woman migrant gave birth to a baby girl during a four-day voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, when she and close to 200 other mostly Syrian migrants travelled to Italy, doctors said.

Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 23:37

An infamous cargo train ridden by Central American migrants heading to the US derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico today, killing at least five and injuring at least 35, authorities said.