France

France cuts period for refugees' asylum bid

The French Senate passes a law reducing the time refugees can claim asylum and the number of days to appeal a rejected decision, but increases how long they can be detained before being deported.

Latin America

23,000 flee unrest-hit Nicaragua to seek asylum in Costa Rica

UN's refugee agency says 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily by Nicaraguans in neighbouring Costa Rica.

23,000 flee unrest-hit Nicaragua to seek asylum in Costa Rica

Asia Pacific

Manus detainee death 'preventable' says Australia court

'Clinical errors' and 'failures in communication' preceded the death of 24-year-old Hamid Khazaei, a coroner ruled.

Manus detainee Hamid Khazaei death 'preventable': Australia court

Europe

Over 1,500 people died trying to reach Europe in 2018

On a per capita basis, this is one of the deadliest years yet because fewer people are trying to reach the continent.

More than 1,500 people died trying to reach Europe in 2018: UN

United States

US: Immigrants prevented from making asylum bids

For the first time in 40 years, immigrants unable to claim political asylum as US President Donald Trump's policies continue to divide families.

Human Rights

Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.

Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

US-Mexico border

'They chose the kids like they were grocery products'

A Brazilian asylum seeker fights to be reunited with her nine-year-old son after being separated when entering the US.

US-Mexico border

Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

Asylum Seekers

US judge blocks ICE's 'arbitrary detention' of asylum seekers

US federal judge issues preliminary injunction ordering ICE to stop the 'arbitrary detention' of asylum seekers.

US judge blocks ICE's 'arbitrary detention' of asylum seekers

Europe

German interior minister drops resignation threat over migration

Horst Seehofer says a compromise was reached in a migration dispute that threatened Merkel's government.

German interior minister drops resignation threat over migration

Germany

German minister threatens to quit over migration

German interior minister Horst Seehofer offers to resign after rejecting Chancellor Angela Merkel's EU migration deal.

Merkel coalition crisis: Seehofer offers to quit over migration

Hungary

Hungary criminalises helping migrants

Set of controversial laws imposes jail terms on anybody seen to be aiding undocumented immigrants.

Hungary criminalises aiding migrants with 'Stop Soros' bill

Refugees

'We saw corpses along the way'

Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.

From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

Refugees

'I never ever thought I'd end up in America'

After being detained for years in Australia's prison on Manus Island, refugees restart lives in US under Obama-era deal.

A refugee's journey from Manus to US: 'I can't believe I'm here'

Interactive

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat

Investigate Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers by chatting to those at the heart of the story.

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat