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Rescued migrants disembark the Italian Guardia di Finanza vessel at the Sicilian harbour of Catania on April 23, 2015. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

‘Living risk to risk’: the new wave of African migrants deported from Israel

(The Guardian) — Robel Tesfahannes spends his days looking for work in Juba. An Eritrean who recently arrived in South Sudan after six years in Tel Aviv, Tesfahannes is one of a new wave of refugees forced out of Israel by the country’s increasingly tough stance towards migrants. He is covered in tattoos, including a […]

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Migrant boat sinks in latest Mediterranean tragedy

Dozens of migrants travelling from Libya to Europe feared dead in latest Mediterranean disaster (telegraph.co.uk) — Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya were feared to have drowned after the large rubber dinghy they were travelling in deflated and sank at sea, in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Accounts of the […]

Obama Denounces Attacks on Press Freedom

US President Barack Obama (C) talks with Ethiopian journalist Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha (R) and Vietnamese journalist Dieu Cay during a round table ahead of World Press Freedom Day at the White House in Washington, DC, May 1, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced attacks against media around […]

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Airstrikes Burn Planes at Yemen Airport; 30 refugees killed by missiles

(Yahoo News) — Airstrikes led by Saudi forces in Yemen destroyed airplanes at an airport in Sanaa, including a cargo jet being used to transport food and supplies into a remote part of the country. A Missile Kills 30 Somali Refugees In Yemen A missile killed more than 30 Somali refugees in a convoy. They were […]

Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

(BBC News) — Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said. A spokesman said rescue operations were likely to continue throughout Sunday. All of those pulled from boats were being taken to Italy. Italian authorities said the migrants were rescued by […]

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Yemen

Yemen’s people suffer from lack of food, power and medical aid as battles rage on

(The Guardian) — The country is plunging further into a humanitarian crisis while fighting between Houthi rebels and troops loyal to the president leaves many fearing for their lives. The war in Yemen has intensified in recent days, with the southern city of Aden rocked by some of the most ferocious street battles since the […]

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Global press freedom hits decade low – survey

Washington (News 24) – Freedom of the press around the world has plummeted to the worst level in a decade, a survey warned on Wednesday, with the United States and China both tightening the noose. Journalists globally encountered more restrictions from governments, militants, criminals and media owners, the annual report by the human rights group […]

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REPORT: EGYPT PREPARING LARGE ASSAULT AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM OBAMA

(Breitbart) — Egypt is getting ready to launch a large air and ground attack against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in eastern Libya DebkaFile reports, quoting military and intelligence sources. The Obama administration is reportedly opposed to the operation. “Egypt is massing large-scale ground and air forces in the Western Desert along the Libyan border, in preparation for […]

E.U. will send thousands of migrants back to Africa, many from Eritrea

E.U. will send thousands of migrants back to Africa, many from Eritrea

(Examiner) — In a confidential draft leaked from an emergency summit held in Brussels today, it was learned that the European Union plans to allow only 5,000 migrants to resettle in Europe. Some 150,000 migrants are likely to be repatriated, many from Eritrea (AIR-i-tree-a), a small country on the Horn of Africa. The Guardian reported […]

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