Migrants

Lawsuits around US seek to block Trump's public charge rule

The new policy aims to deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits.

Lawsuits around US seek to block Trump's public charge rule

Migrants

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

Trump administration official says 'staggering' number of migrants have been arriving to the US-Mexico border.

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

France

France's prime minister signals support for immigration quotas

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says country's asylum system 'saturated' with 22 percent application increase last year.

France's prime minister signals support for immigration quotas

Italy

At least 9 dead, 22 rescued from migrant boat off Sicily

Initial reports by officials in Sicily who received distress call put number of people on board at about 50.

At least 9 dead, 22 rescued from migrant boat off Sicily

Europe

EU calls on Turkey to speed up readmission of irregular migrants

Greece, Germany and the European Commission urge Turkey to fully implement its migration agreement with the EU.

EU calls on Turkey to speed up readmission of irregular migrants

Humanitarian crises

The walkers: Venezuelans travel hundreds of kilometres by foot

Venezuelan migrants cross Colombia-Venezuela border every day. For many, it's only the beginning of a gruelling journey.

The walkers: Venezuelans travel hundreds of kilometres by foot

Latin America

In Ecuador, one woman has given shelter to over 8,500 Venezuelans

Carmen Carcelen did not intend to convert her home into a hostel, but after helping a small group, she felt she had to.

In Ecuador, one woman has given shelter to over 8,500 Venezuelans

Migrants

Rights group: Blame overcrowding for Greece migrant camp blaze

Deadly fire is the result of 'trapping 13,000 people in a space meant for 3,000', medical charity says.

Rights group: Blame overcrowding for Greece migrant camp blaze

Greece

Migrants in Greece set fires at Lesbos refugee camp, killing 1

About 12,000 migrants, mostly Afghans, are housed in a space designed for 3,000 on Lesbos island.

Migrants in Greece set fires at Lesbos refugee camp, killing 1

Migrants

Children drown as migrant boat capsizes off Greece

Five children and two women dead, and 12 others rescued as boat travelling from Turkey sinks in Aegean Sea.

At least seven killed as migrant boat capsizes off Greece

Greece

Ten Syrians posing as volleyball team arrested at Athens airport

The men were dressed in identical athletic uniforms and carried the same sports bags as well as two volleyballs.

Malta

Malta accepts some migrants and refugees from Ocean Viking

NGOs accuse Maltese authorities of 'inhuman and arbitrary discrimination' in leaving some passengers on the ship.

Malta accepts some migrants and refugees from Ocean Viking

United Kingdom

Nigerian who died in UK detention reported 'being sick for weeks'

Oscar Okwurime died last week at the Harmondsworth removal centre, where he was found by another detainee.

Nigerian who died in UK detention reported 'being sick for weeks'

Europe

Desperate journeys: Police clear migrant camp in France

The makeshift camp is being cleared and migrants being dispersed around the country.

Desperate journeys: Police clear migrant camp in France

France

French police begin to clear migrants sheltered at Dunkirk gym

Police clearing about 1,000 migrants after court order following complaints about violence, rubbish and smugglers.

French police begin to clear migrants sheltered at Dunkirk gym