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Up To 500 Migrants Might Have Drowned In Mediterranean Tragedy: UNHCR

Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday. Somalia’s government said on Monday about 200

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WATCH: Light Plane Crash-Lands In Sea Off Tel Aviv Coast

The Times of Israel reports: Two pilots were lightly injured when a light plane made an emergency landing in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tel Aviv coast Sunday afternoon, police said. According to initial reports, the pilot crash-landed the plane

A light plane after it made an emergency landing in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tel Aviv, on April 3, 2016. (AFP / JACK GUEZ)

‘Gaza Sewage Crisis A Ticking Timebomb For Israel’

The Jerusalem Post reports: Gaza could be a ticking timebomb of disease for the region if a serious sewage issue is not fixed, an Israeli environmental group warned on Thursday. Gidon Bromberg, founder and Israel director of EcoPeace, told the Jerusalem

Palestinian boys stand on a flooded street after heavy rain in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on October 7, 2015.

Over One Million Migrants Reach Europe by Sea in 2015: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Wednesday. The milestone marks an almost five-fold increase over 2014 figures, when UNHCR recorded

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Report: Islamic State Training Pilots In Libya Stronghold

The Islamic State (IS) terror group’s Libya branch is reportedly using a flight simulator to train jihadis on how to pilot aircraft, after successfully apprehending the system from an airport once held by Libya’s recognized military under former dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

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UN Backs EU Military Action Against Migrant Smugglers

The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. The British-drafted resolution authorizing the use of force won UN backing

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150K Migrants Have Crossed Mediterranean into Europe this Year

The number of migrants and refugees who have made the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean into Europe has already hit an estimated 150,000 this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed today, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.

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Reuters: Four Converging Crises Could Destroy Europe

From Reuters: Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in

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Czech Airports Report Massive Influx of Illegal Immigrants

Police report that they have arrested double the number of illegal immigrants at Czech international airports as they did last year. Most of the aliens were arrested at Prague’s international airport, and a sizeable number of them arrived on planes from Turkey and Greece.

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‘Suitcase Boy’ Smuggled into Spain Gets One-Year Pass to Canary Islands

An eight-year-old boy whose father allegedly attempted to smuggle him into Spain from Africa in a suitcase has been reunited with his mother, Spanish authorities say, in the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands. He will be allowed to stay for one year, despite entering the country illegally.

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Half a Million Migrants Waiting to be Ushered into Europe

Half a million migrants are thought to be amassing on the shores of Libya waiting to make the crossing to European ground. The Royal Naval ship NHS Bulwark rescued 1,300 migrants from overcrowded boats heading across the Mediterranean this weekend,

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Italy Vows Not to Shelter Any More Rescued Migrants

Over the weekend, nearly 6,000 migrants were rescued by an array of European military vessels, including 2,371 who were saved on Sunday from 15 boats that ran into difficulty shortly after smugglers set off with them from Libyan shores, the Italian coast guard said.

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SNP Call For Britain To Take More Migrants

Scottish National Party MP Angus Robertson has described the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean as “a stain on the conscience of Europe.” The party’s leader in Westminster was speaking during a debate in the House of Commons on international

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Migrant Flood Swamps Greece As 1,200 Land Just Two Days

Up to 1,200 migrants fleeing fighting in Syria and Afghanistan have arrived on the Greek island of Kos in just two days. They join the nearly 30,000 immigrants who have risked perilous sea crossings to land on Greek soil this year alone.

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‘Clinton Cash’ Sparks Global Media Firestorm

Media outlets around the world are catching fire with Peter Schweizer’s blockbuster new book Clinton Cash and the steady stream of new information it reveals about the shady inner world of money, power, and corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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