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EU remains committed to Turkey migrant deal: commissioner

EU remains committed to Turkey migrant deal: commissioner

The European Union remains committed to a key border deal with Turkey that has led to a large drop in migrant flows to Europe, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday.

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

More than 73,000 people have fled emergency conditions at home for Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean.

British government rift over EU immigration

British government rift over EU immigration

The British government appeared divided Sunday over Brexit, with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox clashing with finance minister Philip Hammond over free movement of labour once the UK leaves the EU.

Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin jailed for 6 years

Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin jailed for 6 years

An Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin who organised an illegal migrant boat journey that sparked a diplomatic row with Australia was jailed for six years on Thursday.

Swiss vote on citizenship plan after anti-Muslim campaign

Swiss vote on citizenship plan after anti-Muslim campaign

Switzerland began voting on Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice.

Iranian student deported in chaos of Trump's Muslim ban

Iranian student deported in chaos of Trump's Muslim ban

When Sara Yarjani handed her passport to an immigration officer at Los Angeles airport she was sure she'd be waved through customs, as had happened before. Instead, 23 hours later, she was deported.

Brazil says 19 migrants feared drowned off Bahamas

Brazil says 19 migrants feared drowned off Bahamas

At least 19 Brazilian migrants who went missing last month are feared drowned off the Bahamas as they tried to cross illegally to the United States, officials in Brasilia said Monday.

More than 100,000 Iraqis displaced in Mosul op: IOM

More than 100,000 Iraqis displaced in Mosul op: IOM

More than 100,000 people have been displaced as a result of the massive operation to recapture Iraq's second city Mosul, the International Organisation for Migration said on Sunday.

Seven migrant workers dead in Russian blaze

Seven migrant workers dead in Russian blaze

Seven construction workers from Tajikistan died in western Siberia Saturday when the shipping container they used as a home at a building site caught fire, officials said.

EIB to loan Ethiopia $200mn for migrants jobs

EIB to loan Ethiopia $200mn for migrants jobs

The European Investment Bank is set to lend Ethiopia $200 million to build two industry parks that will employ 30,000 refugees in a move aimed at curbing migration to Europe, the bank said on Wednesday.

29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt

29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt

A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the coast of Egypt, killing at least 29 people and sparking an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.

20,000 refugee supporters march through London

20,000 refugee supporters march through London

Around 20,000 pro-refugee demonstrators took to the streets on London on Saturday, according to police, to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the migrant crisis.