Tunisian refugee influx alarms Italy

Thousands of refugees fleeing unrest and poverty in Tunisia prompt diplomatic response from Italy.

    The unrest across North Africa has pushed some 15,000 refugees to the shores of Italy this year.

    In response to the influx, the Italian government has sent its foreign and interior ministers to meet the Tunisian prime minister.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Minayo in Sicily, the location of one of 13 holding centres in Italy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.