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Two firefighters killed in southeastern Alicante province and thousands evacuated on Spain's Atlantic archipelago.
At least 19 migrants from Morocco drown off Lanzarote after their boat capsized.
Illegal migrants risk their life to escape poverty.
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Six times more migrants arrived in Spain's Canary Islands in 2006 than in 2005.
Spain has appealed for help from the EU to stem the tide of illegal immigrants arriving in the Canary Islands which has almost reached 19,000 this year.
Senegal has suspended the repatriation of Senegalese illegal migrants from Spain's Canary Islands because it said they were mistreated and lied to by Spanish authorities, a government official says.
Two people have drowned and 30 others are missing after a boat carrying illegal immigrants from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands disappeared off the West African coast.
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