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Sea convoy with migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea reaches Spain as migration debate hots up in Europe
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Sea convoy with migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea reaches Spain as migration debate hots up in Europe

An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight over migration

France, Germany, Italy to draw 'code of conduct' for NGOs rescuing migrants
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France, Germany, Italy to draw 'code of conduct' for NGOs rescuing migrants

France, Germany and Italy agreed to draw up a "code of conduct" for charities operating boats in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants crossing from Africa to Europe.

'Cruel' Hungary breaking all the rules over migrants: Human Rights Watch
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'Cruel' Hungary breaking all the rules over migrants: Human Rights Watch

Around 400,000 migrants and refugees passed through Hungary in 2015 before PM Viktor Orban's government sealed off its southern borders.

Greece condemns Macedonia's use of 'excessive force' against migrants trying to break down border fence
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Greece condemns Macedonia's use of 'excessive force' against migrants trying to break down border fence

Greece on Monday lashed out at Macedonia for using "excessive force" after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on migrants trying to breach the closed border to enter the EU.

Migrants rush to Greek camp after rumours about borders being forced open
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Migrants rush to Greek camp after rumours about borders being forced open

Hopeful refugees flooded back Sunday to Greece's overwhelmed Idomeni migrant camp on the border with Macedonia, creating confusion, after rumours that the closed frontier would be forced open.

EU migrant crisis: Leaders want to bridge rifts among member states before Turkey summit
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EU migrant crisis: Leaders want to bridge rifts among member states before Turkey summit

European leaders launch a charm offensive to win backing for a migrant deal with Turkey on Wednesday, seeking to heal rifts between member states on the eve of a key summit with Ankara.

Turkey convicts two Syrians over Aylan Kurdi's death; sentences them to four years' imprisonment
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Turkey convicts two Syrians over Aylan Kurdi's death; sentences them to four years' imprisonment

The court in Bodrum convicted the two of human trafficking but acquitted them of the charge of causing Aylan Kurdi's death through deliberate negligence.

Europe Migrant crisis: Greece seeks emergency funds from EU to shelter refugees
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Europe Migrant crisis: Greece seeks emergency funds from EU to shelter refugees

Greece has asked the EU for 480 million euros ($534 million) in emergency funds to help shelter 100,000 refugees, the government said Tuesday, warning that the migrant influx threatened to overwhelm its crisis-hit resources.

Europe migrant crisis: Macedonian police fire tear gas at refugees at Greece border
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Europe migrant crisis: Macedonian police fire tear gas at refugees at Greece border

: Hundreds of refugees on Monday tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece where more than 6,000 people are stranded, as Germany lashed out at EU states for abandoning Greece to refugee chaos.

Migrant crisis: Calais camp refugees asked to leave; authorities say evacuation to be 'progressive'
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Migrant crisis: Calais camp refugees asked to leave; authorities say evacuation to be 'progressive'

People fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa, the Mideast and Asia are facing an evening deadline to move out of a camp in the French port of Calais that has become a flashpoint in Europe's migrant crisis.

Nato calls Europe's migrant crisis a 'human tragedy', orders warships to Aegean Sea
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Nato calls Europe's migrant crisis a 'human tragedy', orders warships to Aegean Sea

The Nato warships, now under German command, will conduct reconnaissance and surveillance to help end Europe's gravest migrant crisis since World War II.

Angela Merkel is Time Person of the Year 2015, Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi takes second place
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Angela Merkel is Time Person of the Year 2015, Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi takes second place

Time magazine Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year 2015," hailing her leadership during Europe's debt, refugee and migrant crises, as well as Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Migrant crisis: EU, Balkan nations to set up one lakh reception centres to manage chaos
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Migrant crisis: EU, Balkan nations to set up one lakh reception centres to manage chaos

The European Union on Monday pledged to help set up 100,000 places in reception centres along the migrant route through the Balkans, in a bid to end rising tensions on its eastern frontier over how to deal with the crisis.

Europe migrant crisis: EU president calls for crackdown on 'murderers' among human traffickers
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Europe migrant crisis: EU president calls for crackdown on 'murderers' among human traffickers

EU president Donald Tusk on Tuesday urged a crackdown on the "murderers" among human traffickers who have killed scores of people trying to reach Europe from conflicts abroad.

At beaches around the world, people pay tribute to Aylan Kurdi
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At beaches around the world, people pay tribute to Aylan Kurdi

Moroccans are seen adopting a position similar to the lifeless body of Syrian three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned while attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos.

Palestine pays tribute to Aylan Kurdi with sand sculpture
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Palestine pays tribute to Aylan Kurdi with sand sculpture

Palestinians paid tribute to the tiny boy Aylan Kurdi who drowned while fleeing the Syrian war by building a sand sculpture of him on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

Turkey PM criticizes EU policy on refugees, terms continent 'Christian fortress'
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Turkey PM criticizes EU policy on refugees, terms continent 'Christian fortress'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu today criticised the "ridiculously small" share of refugees the EU is accepting, labelling the continent the "Christian fortress Europe."

Twitter mourns Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi with hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik
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Twitter mourns Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi with hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik

Earlier this week, a photograph of the dead body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi became the symbol of an international crisis unfolding in Europe. Twitter responded with artistic representations.

Tragedy at beach in Turkey as migrant child's lifeless body washes ashore
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Tragedy at beach in Turkey as migrant child's lifeless body washes ashore

Paramilitary police officers investigate the scene where a lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child was found on a sea shore in Bodrum, Turkey on early Wednesday.