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US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

Mexico has taken into custody more than 300 Central American men, women and children who were being smuggled to the United States without water or food, officials said Saturday.

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged potential host countries on Monday to take in 1,300 vulnerable refugees currently in Libya, part of an international effort to tackle the migration crisis ...

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry has said.

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.