Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants
Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants

US President Barack Obama today used his executive power to announce a series of administrative measures to provide legal status to more than five million illegal immigrants in the country, including those from India.

Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confession

Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British tourists on a Thai island have retracted their confessions and alleged they were tortured, lawyers said on Wednesday.

Syria refugees disembark from cruise liner in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast: Libya Navy

A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: Navy

Italy`s maritime search and rescue service saved 3,500 migrants and found 19 corpses in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday as thousands attempted to cross to Europe by boat over the weekend, the Italian navy said.

Arunachal to request for `Hinterland Highway` to control migration

Arunachal Pradesh will soon request the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to construct a "Hinterland Highway" to arrest migration of people from border areas near the Line of Actual Control to urban centres.

Hundreds of migrants try to enter Spain

Spain rescued Tuesday nearly 500 African migrants trying to enter the country by boat while hundreds more tried to scramble over a border fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla.

Spain rescues 267 migrants from small boats

Spain`s coastguard today said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.

Italy rescues nearly 100,000 migrants at sea this year

The Italian navy said today it had rescued more than 2,000 migrants over the weekend from boats in the Mediterranean, bringing the number it has brought ashore this year to nearly 100,000.

Facts distorted for political gains: Vijay Goel

Under attack for his speech on inflow of migrants into Delhi, BJP leader Vijay Goel on Monday said that his statement was taken out of context for "petty political gains" and categorically said that he did not oppose the migration of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar into the national capital.

At least 20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday said his government`s treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty.

Two illegal migrants drown in Mediterranean sea

At least two illegal immigrants drowned today when a boat carrying 56 people sank in the Mediterranean sea near Egypt`s Kafr el-Sheikh governorate.

Italian rescuers find 18 bodies on migrant boat: Report

Italian rescuers on Saturday found 18 bodies on a boat with 600 asylum-seekers and suspect they were killed by fumes from the engine in the hold, the ANSA news agency reported.

Activist arrested for inciting protest against Sisi

A political activist in Egypt has been arrested on the charge of inciting protest against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, media report on tuesday.

Returned Sri Lanka migrants vent fury at Australia

Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday, claiming they were abused, given little food and treated "worse than dogs".

Migrants crowd trucks amid Channel Tunnel travel chaos

The partial closure of the Channel Tunnel caused havoc in France Tuesday as migrants crowded round trucks queuing for ferry services, trying to sneak on board in desperate attempts to get to Britain.

Italy warns `terrorists` could be crossing in migrant boats

Italy`s armed forces chief warned today that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.

Returned Sri Lanka migrant vents fury at Australia

A Sri Lankan migrant aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday over his treatment, as a court granted bail to most of the 41 asylum seekers.