Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island`s economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs.

No special provision for citizenship to Hindus from Pakistan

Hindus who have migrated to India from Pakistan will have to go through the usual process to get Indian citizenship and no special provisions are being made for this, the government said.

Deputy British PM calls for limits on EU migration

Migration to Britain from countries joining the European Union should be restricted, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urged.

China says to ensure `orderly` rural-urban migration

China will ensure "orderly" migration of some 100 million rural workers into cities by 2020, supported by expanded social welfare and more job opportunities, the government said on Wednesday, as part of plans to push its urbanisation programme.

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.

Sri Lanka to continue curbing illegal migration to Australia: Navy Chief

Sri Lanka is determined to curb illegal migration to Australia, Navy Chief Jayantha Perera said.

Monarch butterflies employ `magnetic compass` during migration

Researchers have claimed that monarch butterflies use a light-dependent, inclination magnetic compass to help them orient southward during migration.

25,000 Hindus migrated to India in five years: PML-N leader

About 25,000 Hindus in Pakistan have been forced to migrate to India due to religious violence over the last five years, a PML-N leader from the minority community said today.

Nearly 5,000 Hindus from Pakistan migrating annually to India

Around 5,000 Hindus migrate from Pakistan to India every year, a Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) official said.

140 migrants storm border fence in Spain`s Melilla

More than a hundred people stormed the fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Thursday, officials said, in the latest attempt by migrants to breach the border.

Humans left Africa in two migration waves: Study

In a significant discovery, researchers have found that modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa.

Italian Navy rescues 600 migrants from six boats

The Italian Navy said it had rescued nearly 600 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa over the past 24 hours in an operation launched after two shipwrecks in which hundreds drowned.

Migration wave boosts German population in 2013

Germany`s population rose for a third consecutive year in 2013, boosted by the highest level of net migration in 20 years, the Federal Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Ramesh hits out at Shiv Sena for `regional chauvinism`

Taking a dig at the Shiv Sena for their "regional chauvinism", Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said that migration has been the fuel for the growth of cities like Mumbai and Bangalore.

Songbirds `borrowed` DNA to fuel migration

A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a new study.

232 mn global migrants living abroad worldwide: UN report

With more people than ever living abroad, Asia sees the largest increase of international migrants in the past decade, and the US remains the most popular destination, a UN report has revealed.

Disputes as US, Cuba discuss migration issues

Migration issues headlined the latest talks between the US and Cuba, but long-standing disputes threaten efforts to thaw relations between the Cold War enemies.

Most overseas students `feel less welcome in UK`

More than half of migrant students in Britain have said they have felt `less welcome` in the country because of policies on migration, a new survey has found.

‘Goa standing on the brink of ethnic dilution’

Goa is virtually standing on the brink of "ethnic dilution" as unrestricted migration from other states is threatening to reduce the native population to an "alienated microscopic minority" by 2021.

More Hindus migrating to the US than ever: Study

The number of Hindus migrating to the US every year has more than doubled in the last one decade, with an overwhelming majority of them coming from India, a new study released on Friday said.