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15 January 2019 7:09 PM Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan

Hundreds of Hondurans have left on what they call a trek for the United States, forming another caravan of the kind that so irked US President Donald Trump and fuelled his anti-immigrant message. As the procession left the town of San Pedro Sula under a steady rain on Monday night, one of the migrants summed up their plight. "We are leaving because there 1107

15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 1089

09 January 2019 8:30 PM Trump's son appears to liken migrants to animals

President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals, his latest controversial remarks on desperate people seeking to enter the US. "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work," Donald Trump Jr wrote in a post on Instagram. Trump's father has doubled down on his pledge to build a wall on the border 160

01 January 2019 8:32 PM US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

US authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who were trying to breach the border fence in Tijuana. An Associated Press photographer witnessed at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach early Tuesday. It affected the migrants, including 159

21 December 2018 1:56 PM UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

The "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused, the United Nations said 0n Thursday in a report based on hundreds of interviews. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said its report, along with the UN support 96

12 December 2018 6:05 PM Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya. The military said on Wednesday that forces destroyed 342 hideouts and weapons depots, dismantled 344 explosive devices and detained more than 400 suspects and around 3 000 illegal migrants, without 70

10 December 2018 6:36 PM Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan migrant camp shows challenges

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsanitary conditions. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the U.N.'s first migration compact 68

09 December 2018 7:05 AM Spain aids pregnant woman, kayakers in migrant rescue

Spanish authorities say they have rescued 33 migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, including a pregnant woman on a small boat and four people paddling two kayaks across the busy shipping lane. The country's Maritime Rescue Service said on its Twitter account on Saturday that it was informed about the migrants trying to reach Europe from North Africa 125

04 December 2018 9:26 AM Trump predicts he'll work well with Mexico's new president

President Donald Trump is congratulating Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on taking office as Mexico's new president. Trump tweets that Lopez Obrador had a "tremendous political victory with the great support of the Mexican People." Trump predicts the two will "work well together for many years to come!"Lopez Obrador was sworn in to office on Saturday 95

01 December 2018 7:07 AM Mexico starts moving some migrants to new shelter

Authorities in the Mexican city of Tijuana have begun moving Central American migrants from an overcrowded shelter on the border to a events hall further away. More than 200 migrants boarded buses at the overcrowded sports complex within view of the border late Thursday for the trip to the new site about 15km from the nearest border crossing. The Tijuana 83