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    The former chief of the British Border Force has warned the country will face a “crisis” level of illegal migrant crossings of the English Channel if Britain and France fail to come to an agreement to have boat migrants immediately returned to France. The former head of UK Border Force, Tony Smith, said asylum seekers...
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California. An AMO multi-role enforcement aircraft...
    VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's armed forces have rescued a group of 95 migrants found in distress on a dinghy north of Libya and brought them ashore at a military base near the capital Valletta, authorities said on Monday. A volunteer organization, Alarm Phone, on Sunday morning said the dinghy was overcrowded and taking in water....
    ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream this year from the economically struggling North African country that is sorely testing Italy’s small town mayors’ ability to safely quarantine them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tunisian migrants are now the biggest single national group...
    By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream this year from the economically struggling North African country that is sorely testing Italy's small town mayors' ability to safely quarantine them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tunisian migrants are now...
    The UK has arrested 11 people suspected of being involved in a people-smuggling gang, which is believed to have facilitated illegal boat migrants crossing the English Channel from France, the Home Office has revealed. Police in Britain raided 12 properties in London and Sheffield, where they seized some £150,000 cash and two vehicles and arrested...
    By Mauro Buccarello LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) - About 100 migrants who crossed the Mediterranean in small boats landed on the southern island of Lampedusa during the night, the latest in a wave of arrivals straining an already overcrowded holding centre. Officials said the migrants, arriving from Libya, were either rescued at sea or managed to...
    MILAN (AP) — The humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday that Italian authorities have blocked its rescue ship in port and characterized the move as harassment. The group’s ship Ocean Viking arrived in Sicily on July 7 with 180 migrants rescued off Libya, the last ship active in carrying out migrant rescues in the central...
    MILAN (AP) — The humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday that Italian authorities have blocked its rescue ship in port and characterized the move as harassment. The group’s ship Ocean Viking arrived in Sicily on July 7 with 180 migrants rescued off Libya, the last ship active in carrying out migrant rescues in the...
    Over 150 more boat migrants were brought ashore at Dover yesterday, bringing the total number of migrants illegally crossing the English channel this year to more than 3,000, a new record. On Tuesday, 159 illegal migrants, including small children, aboard 13 small vessels were intercepted while they were attempting to cross the English Channel. The...
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities searched Wednesday for a boat reportedly carrying around 60 migrants from western Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands, a perilous Atlantic Ocean route that is increasingly attracting migrants wanting to reach European soil. A plane with Spain’s maritime rescue service was looking for the inflatable boat amid poor sea conditions, state...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The bodies of five Afghans who died when their boat crowded with migrants capsized in stormy weather in a lake in eastern Turkey last month were returned home to Afghanistan on Wednesday. The five were among 29 Afghans whose bodies have been recovered after their boat sank in Lake Van, said...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media said Sunday that search-and-rescue teams recovered two more bodies from a boat that sank last month while ferrying dozens of migrants across a lake in eastern Turkey. The Demiroren news agency reported that a total of 56 bodies have now been retrieved from the wreck lying 107 meters (351...
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The death toll from a migrant boat disaster in Lake Van in eastern Turkey has risen to 50, the governor's office said on Saturday, after three weeks of search operations. The boat, which sank on June 27, is believed to have been carrying 55 to 60 migrants, according to Interior Minister Suleyman...
    Home Secretary Priti Patel has sought to cast the blame for the illegal boat migrant crisis in the English Channel on her French counterparts for refusing to turn back boats just yards off the coast of France, as nearly 100 migrants successfully reached British shores. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, an estimated 90...
    Migration Watch UK has issued a report that predicts that the number of illegal boat migrants entering the United Kingdom will be more than 7,500 by the end of the year, as Home Secretary Priti Patel backs away from her pledge to make illegal migration an “infrequent phenomenon”. Illegal boat migration across the English Channel...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday located the wreck of a boat that was reported missing in a lake in eastern Turkey with up to 60 migrants on board, officials said. The boat was reported missing in Lake Van in stormy weather on June 27. Authorities estimated the boat was carrying between...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Acting on a tipoff, police and coast guard teams carried out an operation on the ship that docked near the coast of Narlidere, close...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Acting on a tipoff, police and coast guard teams carried out an operation on the ship that docked near the coast of Narlidere, close...
    A relief ship carrying rescued migrants on the high seas declared a state of emergency aboard the Mediterranean on Friday, after six of them tried to commit suicide and others reacted in distress that no country allowed them to disembark, endangering the safety of the crew and other survivors. The SOS Mediterranee group, which operates...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. So far rescue teams...
    Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. So far rescue teams have recovered six bodies....
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. So far rescue teams...
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A boat that sank on Lake Van in eastern Turkey is believed to have been carrying 55-60 migrants, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday, adding that six bodies had been recovered so far. Speaking to reporters in Van province, Soylu said authorities had detained 11 people in relation to the incident...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish minister: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after being trapped in a boat that sank in a lake. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The young Sudanese man takes off his T-shirt and says: “I swear, I’m going to jump. I can’t swim, but I can’t stay here!”. On board the Ocean Viking, off the shores of southern Europe, tension mounts among the migrants rescued at sea. It has been five days, Tuesday, that 118 migrants fleeing Libya were...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s...
    BODRUM, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's coastguard said it rescued 35 migrants from a boat found half sunken in the Aegean Sea early on Monday, and was searching for four more missing people. The migrants were rescued around 2:45 a.m. (2345 GMT) near a small island off the coast of Ayvalik in Turkey's western Balikesir province,...
    Breaking News — Palma, Jun 29 . .- The Civil Guard has located two boats this morning, one of them in the waters of Cabrera and the other already ashore in the south of Mallorca, and has intercepted 27 migrants until the early hours of the morning. On the one hand, this morning the...
    Brexit leader Nigel Farage has released more footage of illegal boat migrants being brought ashore and loaded onto coaches by the British Border Force, saying the numbers are “so overwhelming” that the government is resorting to busing migrants “all over the country”. On Wednesday, dozens more illegal migrants reached British shores after crossing the English...
    CAIRO (AP) - A dozen people were missing and feared drowned off the coast of Libya on Saturday after a boat carrying around three dozen migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, a U.N. official said. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, said the shipwreck took place off the...
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off Tunisia’s coast last week, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Wednesday. The North African country’s national guard said the boat capsized near the port of Sfax late Friday or Saturday. On Tuesday, 22 bodies — including 19 women and two toddlers — washed up...