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1. 2017-02-27 Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse Libya
2. 2017-02-02 EU summit seeks action-plan with Libya Malta
2017-01-14 Only 4 survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya Mediterranean Sea, Libya
4. 2017-01-10 Migrant crisis: Greece refugee camps hit by winter Athens
5. 2017-01-01 Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta Ceuta, Spain
G. 2016-12-21 Tunisian fugitive 'had been under surveillance' Berlin
H. 2016-11-03 Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya Mediterranean Sea, Libya
8. 2016-10-02 Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory Hungary

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Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
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Italy steps up migrant boat patrols
Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking
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European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill u...
Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast
Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard
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European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill u...
Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast
Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard
Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard
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  Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse   The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' on migrants  President-elect Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made 'one very catastrophic mistake' by admitting more than 1m migrants   Only 4 survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya   Aid officials say a migrant ship carrying around 100 people has capsized off Libya's coast and that only four survivors have been rescued Migrant crisis: Greece refugee camps hit by winter   Tunisian fugitive 'had been under surveillance'  A Europe-wide manhunt is under way for Anis Amri, 24, wanted for the attack, who had been under surveillance earlier this year   Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya   More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory  Viktor Orban has declared victory in a referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas, despite a low turnout that appeared to render it invalid Hungary holds referendum on EU mandatory migrant plan  People in Hungary are voting in a referendum on accepting mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya  About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany  An explosion in the German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed a suspected bomber and injured 12 other people, three seriously 22 bodies found on Mediterranean boat - MSF  The bodies of 22 people have been found on a migrant dinghy in the Mediterranean, the aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya  At least 10 people drowned and more than 100 others were rescued when an inflatable boat carrying migrants capsized 32km (20 miles) off Libya Migrant crisis: 4,500 rescued in Mediterranean in one day  The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert  The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants' Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya


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  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says
2016 May.26   Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off Libya  Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean while some 77 were rescued by EU naval units from the sea 2016 May.25   Capsized boat horror caught on camera  The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean has been caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescued 562 people 2016 May.12   EU mission 'failing' to disrupt Mediterranean people-smugglers  The naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says

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2016 Apr.23   Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp  German Chancellor and EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal   Migrant crisis: EU-Turkey deal is 'working'  Last month's EU-Turkey deal on tackling the migrant flow has begun to produce results, European Council President Donald Tusk has said 2016 Apr.16     Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants   Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos 2016 Apr.3   Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey  The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece to Turkey have departed under an EU plan aimed at easing mass migration to Europe

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2016 Mar.17   Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey   EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis 2016 Mar.12   Turkish guards hit migrant boat with sticks  A video is showing Turkish coastguard using sticks against a boat full of migrants as they sail to Greece in the Aegean Sea 2016 Mar.8   Migrant crisis: Slovenia moves to 'shut down' Balkans route  Slovenia has introduced new border restrictions for migrants as part of efforts to close the Balkans route from Greece to Western Europe 2016 Mar.7   Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement  The EU and Turkey have agreed the broad principles of a plan to ease the migration crisis at a summit in Brussels, but delayed a final decision 2016 Mar.3   EU's Tusk warns illegal economic migrants: Do not come here  European Council President Donald Tusk has warned illegal economic migrants against coming to Europe, during a new push to solve the migrant crisis

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2016 Feb.29   EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume  Demolition teams are due to return to the French port of Calais to dismantle more makeshift shelters in the migrant camp known as the 'Jungle' 2016 Feb.24   Migrant crisis: EU ministers meet amid rising tension  EU ministers meet later amid warnings the migrant crisis could threaten the bloc's survival. Austria and Balkan nations have agreed measure 2016 Feb.8   Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks  At least 24 migrants have died off the Turkish coast trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say

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2016 Jan.31   Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'  More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says 2016 Jan.8   Cologne attacks: Merkel considers tougher migrant laws  German Chancellor has said she will consider changes in the law to make it easier to deport migrants who commit crimes after sex attacks on women 2016 Jan.5   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women
Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve


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2015 Dec.29   Over one million reach Europe by sea  More than one million refugees and migrants have reached Europe by sea since the start of 2015, the UNHCR says 2015 Dec.16   Migrant crisis dominates as EU holds final summit of 2015  Germany and several other nations are to discuss with Turkey ways of settling thousands of Syrian refugees ahead of the final summit of the year 2015 Nov.11   Swedish border checks introduced  Sweden has announced the introduction of temporary border checks to control the flow of migrants into the country 2015 Oct.25   Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed  Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels   Balkan leaders meet amid Juncker warnings  Leaders from Central Europe and the Balkans are due to hold an emergency summit to discuss the migrant crisis 2015 Oct.18   Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day  Slovenia will only allow 2,500 migrants to cross its borders daily - half the number neighbour Croatia has asked for 2015 Oct.17   Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
  Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police  Slovenia's army will help police deal with thousands of migrants expected to arrive from Croatia in the coming days, Prime Minister Miro Cerar says 2015 Oct.15   Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan  EU states have approved an action plan for Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe 2015 Sep.23   Migrant crisis: EU to boost aid to agencies  European Union leaders have pledged another 1bn (700m, $1.1bn) to help UN agencies support Syrian refugees in the Middle East 2015 Sep.22   Opponents furious over new EU quotas  Central European countries have reacted angrily after plans to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent were approved by EU ministers 2015 Sep.21   EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift   EU ministers are to meet and try to resolve a dispute over how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Europe 2015 Sep.20   Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea  At least 13 migrants, including children, have died after their dinghy and a ferry collided off Turkey 2015 Sep.19   Migrant crisis: Austria sees fresh influx  Austria saw the arrival of at least 10,000 migrants on Saturday, amid bitter rows among EU nations on how to handle the growing crisis 2015 Sep.17   Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia  Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia following a huge influx of migrants   Croatian PM says country cannot stop migrants  Zoran Milanovic has said his country cannot stop migrants who wish to move on to Western Europe 2015 Sep.16   Migrant crisis: Clashes at Hungary-Serbia border  Hungarian riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon to force migrants back from the Serbia-Hungary border 2015 Sep.15   Migrants face hunt for new routes as Hungary border sealed  Hundreds have spent the night at the closed Hungary-Serbia border, with many facing the choice of finding a new route to northern Europe   Hungary's closed border leaves many stranded  Hundreds of migrants are stranded at the Serbia-Hungary border after the Hungarian government closed the frontier with a new fence 2015 Sep.14   Hungary enacts tough new migrant laws
  Hungary has brought in tough new migrant laws which it says will 'start a new era' in preventing the inflow of illegal immigrants   Unity eludes EU on relocation  EU ministers meeting in Brussels have failed to agree unanimously on a plan to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers with mandatory quotas 2015 Sep.13   Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls'   Germany is to reintroduce some form of controls on its border with Austria to cope with the influx of migrants 2015 Sep.12   Record 4,000 go from Serbia to Hungary  The number of migrants entering Hungary from Serbia hit a new record amid tension in eastern Europe over how to deal with the crisis   Germany readies for 40,000 arrivals  Some 40,000 migrants could arrive in Germany over the next two days, officials say - double the number who entered the country last weekend 2015 Sep.11   Hungary 'will arrest illegal migrants'  Hungary's PM Viktor Orban has warned that people who cross the country's border illegally will be arrested from next week 2015 Sep.9   Hungarian army stages border protection exercise  The army has begun exercises to prepare for a possible future role in guarding the southern border to try to stem the influx of migrants 2015 Sep.8   Migrant crisis: EU to announce plans for quotas  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to announce plans to tackle Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War Two   Germany's Merkel says EU quotas are a 'first step'  Mandatory quotas determining how many migrants each European Union country should take in are a 'first step', German Chancellor says   Germany 'can take 500,000 asylum seekers a year'  Germany can cope with at least 500,000 asylum seekers a year for several years, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said 2015 Sep.7   Greece acts over Lesbos 'explosion' fears  The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island   Hundreds migrants force way past Hungarian police Map of Roszke Hungary
  Hundreds of migrants have broken through police lines on Hungary's border with Serbia and are walking towards the capital, Budapest
  Migrant crisis: Influx will change Germany, says Merkel  Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the 'breathtaking' flow of migrants into Germany will 'occupy and change' the country in the coming years 2015 Sep.6   Germany to release funds to help regions cope  Germany's coalition government is to release billions of euros to help federal states and municipalities cope with record numbers of migrants   Austria 'to end emergency migrant measures'  Austria is planning to phase out special measures that have allowed thousands of migrants to travel freely from Hungary to Western Europe   Migrant crisis: Activist convoy drives to Hungary  A convoy of cars driven by German and Austrian activists has crossed into Hungary to pick up migrants and help them reach western Europe 2015 Sep.5   Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal  Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary   Migrants reach Munich after long ordeal  The first group of what are expected to be some 10,000 migrants has been greeted in Munich after an arduous journey through Hungary and Austria 2015 Sep.4   Migrants begin arriving in Austria from Hungary  Hungary made surprise move to provide buses for them. Austria says it has agreed with Germany to let the arrivals cross their borders 2015 Sep.3   Migrants refuse to leave train near Hungary camp  Scuffles have broken out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp 2015 Sep.2   Budapest migrant standoff enters second night  Hundreds of migrants are in a standoff with police for a second night outside a Budapest railway station 2015 Sep.1   Thousands migrants arrive in mainland Greece  Thousands of migrants are arriving in mainland Greece as the government prepares for talks on tackling the huge number of people reaching its shores   Migrant crisis: Rail station move sparks protests
Map of Keleti station Budapest Hungary  Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in Budapest after police sealed off the terminal to stop them travelling

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2015 Aug.31   Migrant crisis: Hundreds arrive at Austria station  Hundreds of migrants have arrived by rail in the Austrian capital Vienna after being held for several hours at the Hungarian border 2015 Aug.30   Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks  The EU presidency said interior ministers from all 28 member states would hold an extraordinary meeting on 14 September   Migrant children disappear from Austrian hospital  3 Syrian children and their families who were rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants have disappeared from the hospital 2015 Aug.29   Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children  Three children have been found in a critical condition after being rescued from a lorry in Austria that contained 26 migrants, police said 2015 Aug.27   Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds
Map of Zuwara Libya  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border
 Police say 71 migrants suffocated to death in food truck, 3 suspects arrested
2015 Aug.22   Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast  Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya   Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border  Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece 2015 Aug.15   More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat  Many others were saved as the boat was intercepted off Libya. The Italian navy said the rescue was continuing 2015 Aug.5   Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean  Search teams say they don't expect to find any more survivors from a boat carrying around 600 migrants which sank off Libya

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2015 Jul.28   Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter   Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said 2015 Jul.23   35-40 people drown in Mediterranean migrant crossing  Save the Children reports that another 35-40 African refugees have drowned while trying to reach Italy from Libya

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2015 Jun.25   EU leaders agree to speed up relocation  EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece

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2015 May.10   Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed  The European Commission will make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under a quota scheme 2015 May.5   'Dozens die' as migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean  Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat carrying an estimated 137 people sank south of Sicily, Save the Children says

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2015 Apr.23   Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding  European leaders are to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations aimed at migrant boats in the Mediterranean following crisis talks 2015 Apr.22   Migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit  EU leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean 2015 Apr.20   Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking  The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say 2015 Apr.19   Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration  Matteo Renzi has led calls for more European Union action on sea migration after the latest deadly capsize of a boat in the Mediterranean   Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea
 The vessel, thought to be just 20m long, capsized at midnight local time in Libyan waters south of the Italian island of Lampedusa
2015 Apr.16   Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard  Muslims among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat threw 12 passengers overboard because they were Christians 2015 Apr.14   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya
Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday


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2015 Jan.2   Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy  A ship abandoned by its crew off Italy with 450 migrants on board has arrived at the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro, the coastguard says 2015 Jan.1   Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast  The Italian coast guard says a merchant ship with at least 400 migrants on board is heading for the Italian coast   Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean  The Air Force is rescuing hundreds of migrants stranded on the Ezadeen, a cargo ship, abandoned in rough seas by smugglers
 The Ezadeen, sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone, had no crew on board and was going towards Puglia


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2014 Dec.30   Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare   Rescuers from the Italian navy and coast guard have taken control of a cargo ship Blue Sky M thought to be carrying hundreds of migrants 2014 Nov.30   Swiss 'reject immigration curbs'  Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to cut net immigration to no more than 0.2% of the population, partial results suggest 2014 Nov.11   EU court backs migrant benefit curbs  The European Court of Justice has said states can deny certain payments to unemployed EU citizens who move just for benefits 2014 Sep.15   500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast
  2 heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe 2014 Aug.23   Migrant boat carrying 250 capsizes off Libya  A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying over 250 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital Tripoli. 16 people have been rescued 2014 Jun.20   Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'  The number of people living as refugees from war or persecution exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two 2014 May.28   French police in standoff with migrants at Calais camps  Police in northern France moved in Wednesday on makeshift migrant camps near the port, prompting a standoff with the defiant residents 2014 Feb.9   Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
  Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries 2014 Jan.2   Italian navy rescues 233 migrants  More than 200 migrants have been rescued from an overcrowded boat at risk of sinking in rough waters in the Mediterranean Sea

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2013 Oct.25   Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants  Italian coast guards rescued nearly 700 people in five separate operations overnight around the island of Lampedusa 2013 Oct.19   Roma girl 'can return to France'  Hollande has said Leonarda Dibrani, 15, who was removed from her school bus and deported can return to finish her studies, but that her family cannot 2013 Oct.13   Italy steps up migrant boat patrols  Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa 2013 Oct.11   Malta warns EU waters 'a cemetery' after fresh tragedy  PM Joseph Muscat says European waters close to Africa are turning into a cemetery, after another boat laden with migrants capsized   Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean  At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized, Malta's prime minister has confirmed 2013 Oct.4   Italy migrant boat search to resume  Divers are hoping to resume their search for the bodies of more than 200 migrants,two days after their boat sank off the island of Lampedusa   Bad weather delays Italy boat search  Rough seas have forced divers to postpone their search for more than 200 migrants still unaccounted for after their boat sank 2013 Oct.3   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Map of Lampedusa Italy  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia


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2012 Sep.4   Refugees flee Syria in record numbers  More than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, the UN says - the highest monthly figure since the conflict began in March 2011

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2009 Sep.21   Calais migrant eviction under way  Hundreds of police have begun an operation to dismantle a makeshift camp set up by migrants near the port 2009 Mar.31   Hundreds feared drowned off Libya  International Organization for Migration: More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya