Wednesday, 29th March 2023
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4 days ago
An anonymous emergency telephone call on Friday led authorities to halt a train that contained a group of "suffocating" migrants, two of whom were dead, police in Texas said. The US Border Patrol stopped the train east of Knippa, a small community in southern Texas near the city of San Antonio, police said. "Approximately 15…
28 Feb
The death toll from a devastating shipwreck off Italy's southern coast rose to 64 on Tuesday, while three men were in detention accused of human trafficking, officials said.
17 Apr 2022
A woman migrant has been found dead after shooting erupted as she and others tried to cross into Greece from Turkey by boat, Greek police told AFP on Sunday. The incident occurred late on Saturday on the Evros River, some 67 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of the Greek city of Alexandroupolis, police said. The woman…
14 Jan 2022
One man has died and about 30 other people have been rescued in the Channel after their boat ran into difficulties while trying to cross from northern France to Britain on Friday, prosecutors said.
26 Dec 2021
The bodies of 28 migrants have washed up on Libya's western coast after their boat sunk, a security official said Sunday, the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest migration route. "Libyan Red Crescent teams recovered 28 bodies of dead migrants and found three survivors at two different sites on the beaches of Al-Alous," some 90…
27 Jul 2021
The deaths of 57 migrants off the Libyan coast brings the number of lives lost on the central Mediterranean crossing route this year to around 970, the United Nations said Tuesday.
18 Apr 2021
Greek police have dismantled a migrant trafficking network accused of abducting and torturing two people, the Athens News Agency reported Sunday.
26 Mar 2021
Two women and a man died onboard an overloaded migrant boat found off the Canary Islands early Friday while Spanish rescuers managed to save 41 people, the coastguard said.
17 Jan 2021
Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of migrants headed for the United States on foot, and soldiers beat back a group that tried to push through barriers, AFP journalists witnessed. Security forces surrounded the migrant caravan on a road in the town of Vado Hondo, near the border with Honduras where they…
12 Sep 2020
Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum seekers on Lesbos island on Saturday as tensions simmered following the catastrophic fire that ripped through Europe's largest migrant camp there this week.
1 Aug 2020
Britain on Saturday urged France to get tougher on stopping migrants using the Channel to reach the UK, with one minister...
16 May 2020
At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown


12 mins ago
Nigerians have reacted to the $1.8 billion earmarked by the National Population Commission (NPC) for this year’s 2023 population and housing census, holding from May 3. NPC Chairman, Nasir Isa Kwarra, had said the need to provide the nation with accurate and reliable demographic data for policy formulation and planning for sustainable development could not…
12 mins ago
Presidential Transition Council (PTC) has reaffirmed the sanctity of the May 29 handover date for the incoming administration, stating that it had perfected arrangements for a hitch-free exercise. Meanwhile, the refurbishment of offices for the President and Vice President-elect had been completed, same with facilities at the Defence House. Also, personnel of the Department of…
19 mins ago
Some commercial bus drivers plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday embarked on a protest over alleged extortion by touts, known as ‘Agbero’ at Toll-Gate area of the express. Some of the commuters, who were left stranded by the drivers, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the protest was unfortunate as they…
19 mins ago
In a recent interview for the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Ed Sheeran opened up about his battles with depression, his new album "Subtract," and various other topics. One interesting insight the interview revealed was that Sheeran had initially wanted Jay-Z to feature on "Shape of You." He sent the song to the rapper, who…
24 mins ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit brought before it against Sen. Elisha Abbo challenging his candidacy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) representative for Adamawa North Senatorial District in the last National Assembly election. Justice Inyang Okoro in a unanimous judgment of a five-member panel of Justices dismissed the suit for lacking in…