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Somali jailed for 30 years in Italy for raping migrants

A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media reported.

About 300 migrants probably died at sea in recent days: UN agency
About 300 migrants probably died at sea in recent days: UN agency

An estimated 300 people probably died after attempting to reach Italy from Libya in three inflatable rafts, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday after speaking to survivors rescued by Italy`s coast guard in the past few days.

Hundreds of migrants storm Spain border, 35 get through: Government

 Over 600 African migrants charged the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with at least 35 managing to climb the dangerously high barrier, including five who were injured, Spain`s government said.

Seven migrants dead after boat sinks off Turkey: Official

At least seven illegal immigrants trying to reach the European Union from Turkey drowned when their boat sank in Turkish waters, a senior official today said.

Amit Shah urges Delhi's migrant population to choose BJP

 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday urged the city`s migrant population from Madhya Pradesh to spread the party`s "message of development in all corners" and ensure that the party wins the Feb 7 assembly polls.

Migrants abused by French police: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday condemned police abuse of migrants living in makeshift camps in France`s northern port city of Calais, from where they hope to cross to Britain.

Migrants from Pak are living in healthy condition: Delhi HC told

 The Centre on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that Hindu migrants from Pakistan were living in shelters in the national capital and getting "healthy food and water".

SC seeks EC's reply on plea seeking voting rights for migrants

Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Election Commission on a plea seeking to enable migrants within the country, including those who have left their constituencies for jobs, to cast their votes from their places of residence.

Rohingya woman suffocates in migrant truck in Thailand

 A Rohingya woman has died after suffocating in a truck packed with migrants from the Myanmar Muslim minority group as they travelled through southern Thailand, police said Monday.

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in several days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said on Sunday.

Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers
Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers

Italian authorities disembarked 360 cold and hungry migrants from a ship left adrift by its crew off the country's coast, with some having paid up to USD 8,000 to traffickers for the perilous journey.

100 migrants scale fence to enter Spain's Melilla

More than 100 migrants on Tuesday managed to scale the six-metre fence surrounding the Spanish exclave of Melilla to enter the territory while around 40 remained perched on the barrier, officials said.

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.

Dozens of migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen: Govt

The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

Seventy Ethiopian migrants drown off Red Sea coast of Yemen

At least 70 Ethiopians drowned when a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in rough weather, security authorities in the western part of the country said on Sunday.

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.