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13 children among at least 22 migrants drowned off Greece

At least 22 migrants, including 13 children, drowned overnight Thursday to Friday off the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Rhodes as they made a desperate bid to reach Europe, while another 144 people were rescued, Greek port authorities said.


Professional, semi-skilled Syrian refugees eligible to minimum wages

The 3,000 Syrian refugees, preferably professional and semi-skilled, which Malaysia will accept over the next three years are eligible to receive minimum wages upon selection to work in this country.


Greek island struggling to be ready as EU 'hotspot' centre

Inside the barbed-wire enclosure of Moria, Greece's main migrant camp on Lesbos island, a visiting EU leader learns for the first time how far exhausted Syrian refugees have to walk to begin their long journey to Europe.


Children's bodies washed up in Kos in latest migrant crisis tragedy

The badly decomposed bodies of two children were found washed up on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday, the latest victims of a crisis that has seen 630,000 people enter the EU illegally this year.


Malaysia to take in 3,000 Syrian refugees: Najib

PM Najib says Malaysia will take in 3,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years.


22 dead after Greece-bound migrant boat sinks off Turkey: report

At least 22 migrants trying to reach Greece by boat, including 11 women and four children, drowned Tuesday when their vessel sank off Turkey's southwest coast, local media reported.


Migrant boat heading to Greece from Turkey sinks, 13 dead: report

At least 13 migrants including four children trying to reach Greece drowned Tuesday when their boat from Turkey sank in international waters, local media reported.


Europe's inaction on migrants pushed Germany to limit: vice-chancellor

Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel Monday blamed "Europe's inaction" in the refugee crisis for having stretched his country's capacity to host asylum-seekers to its limit.


In lines at embassy, refugees dream of future in Germany

When rumours spread through Lebanon this week that a massive boat was coming to bring Syrian refugees to Germany, huge crowds rushed to Berlin's embassy outside Beirut.


Obama orders US to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has asked for at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to be admitted to the United States next year, amid criticism his government has done too little to help.


 

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