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WASHINGTON (AP) — Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises & forced to catch & process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle…

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Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

By Karin Strohecker & Ahmed Elumami EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya…

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Fights among migrants break out on Greek island of Kos

KOS, Greece (AP) — Fights broke out among migrants Tuesday on the Greek island of Kos, where overwhelmed authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of people arriving clandestinely on…

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Greece says cannot handle migrants; UNHCR calls crisis 'shameful'

By Michele Kambas & Stephanie Nebehay LESBOS, Greece/GENEVA (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked Europe to assist in handling tens of thousands of refugees coming in from Syria,…

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