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World 09 May 2021 | 4:54 PM

More than 1,400 migrants arrive on Italy's Lampedusa

MILAN (Reuters) -Fifteen boats packed with hundreds of migrants landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday, and officials said they were expecting numbers to increase as the weather improved.

World 21 Jan 2021 | 5:04 AM

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 20

ISTANBUL -- Turkey has so far vaccinated 1.04 million citizens during the first week of its nationwide mass inoculation program against COVID-19, the Turkish Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

World 05 Jan 2021 | 12:16 AM

Canary Islands sees more than eight-fold increase in migrants in 2020

MADRID (Reuters) - The number of undocumented migrants arriving in Spain's Canary Islands on rickety boats was more than eight times higher in 2020 from the previous year, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Monday.

World 27 Dec 2020 | 12:31 AM

Thailand scales up border surveillance in southern part

BANGKOK, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan Saturday said on national TV that border security in the south will be stepped up to prevent illegal migrants from sneaking into Thai soil.