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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.