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Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

The number of asylum applications in Austria more than halved in 2016 but remains "high" the country's interior minister said as the figures were released on Sunday.

Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers

Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers

Italian police have arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya after a week in which thousands were rescued and hundreds drowned trying to make the journey.