A Spanish Maritime Rescue ship carrying the 90 rescued migrants arrives at the port of Almeria, Spain, last week. Photograph: Carlos Barba/EPA

A sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving from Africa is stretching the resources of local authorities in Spain and has prompted the governm(...)

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN(...)

A paramilitary police officer carries the body of Alan Kurdi (3)  after a number of migrants died when the boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near the Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2nd, 2005. Photograph:  AP Photo

At least 8,500 people have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian bo(...)

Iraqi armoured units are seen heading for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photograph: AFP

Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country – the northwestern city of Tal Afar. The opera(...)

Staff assist Somali, Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. Photograph: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Roughly 50 teenage Somali and Ethiopian migrants were “deliberately drowned” early on Wednesday by a smuggler who forced 120 passengers into the sea o(...)

Migrants put on lifejackets distributed by rescue crews of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station Phoenix vessel  off Lampedusa on Wednesday. The boat, one of three in the area, later capsized killing more than 30 people. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without lifejackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan co(...)

Migrants on a sinking dinghy off the Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on March 20th. Photograph: Abdullah Elgamoudi/AFP/Getty Images

Six thousand migrants have been rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea – between North Africa and Italy – in the last few days, the International Or(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May has condemned world football’s ruling body over the “utterly outrageous” ban on international players wearing poppies.  Photo:  Nick Potts/PA

Utterly outraged, she said. Recognise and respect, she said. A clear message, she said. Had she nothing better to do? Apparently not. As if there w(...)

The LÉ ‘James Joyce’ rescued 453 people and recovered bodies from the vessel pictured. Photograph: Defence Forces/Flickr

A Naval Service ship recovered 16 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed on to a wooden boat off the coast of Libya, a sta(...)

Rescuers help migrants to board the Italian Navy ship ‘Vega’ after the boat they were aboard sunk. An estimated 14,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels and humanitarian groups. Photograph: AP

More than 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean shipwrecks near Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy (...)

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