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World 29 Jul 2019 | 12:05 AM

Pope offers prayers for migrants killed in Mediterranean shipwreck

MILAN (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday offered prayers for migrants who died in the Mediterranean Sea this week, in what the U.N. refugee agency called the worst shipwreck in the area this year.

World 28 Jul 2019 | 9:07 PM

Rohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognition

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started.

World 27 Jul 2019 | 9:36 PM

55 bodies recovered from Libya shipwreck - aid worker

KOMAS, Libya (Reuters) - Fifty-five bodies have been recovered so far off the Libyan coast, an aid worker said on Saturday, after a wooden boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized on Thursday.

World 27 Jul 2019 | 12:37 AM

Italy's Salvini blocks own coastguard ship with migrants on board

ROME (Reuters) - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would not let an Italian coastguard boat carrying 135 migrants dock until European Union countries agreed to take them in.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 9:57 PM

115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the year

TRIPOLI/GENEVA (Reuters) - About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy official said on Thursday.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 4:00 PM

Islamic State claims aid workers' kidnap in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamic State's West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria.

World 15 Jul 2019 | 9:56 PM

Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had travelled on the way to the United States.

World 14 Jul 2019 | 5:31 AM

Final death toll in boat migrant accident off Tunisia rises to 82

TUNIS (Reuters) - The number of bodies recovered by Tunisia after a ship packed with migrants sank off its coast last week has risen to 82, in one of the worst disasters in recent years, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday.

World 13 Jul 2019 | 1:20 AM

New migrants brought to Libya centre hit by deadly air strike

CAIRO (Reuters) - More migrants have been moved to a detention centre in Libya's capital where an air strike killed more than 50 last week, despite a risk it could be hit again which led to survivors being evacuated, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday.