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Eight drown as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey

Eight people died, including a child, and five others were missing on Wednesday after a boat carrying migrants towards Greece capsized off western Turkey, local media reported.

Eight drown as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey
Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground
Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground

Near Beijing's $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital's biting winter and soaring property prices.

Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground
Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants
Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants

Mothers from across Central America whose children went missing in Mexico while trying to reach the United States found 12 family members after a 16-day search, officials said Wednesday.

Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants
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Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US

About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US
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Kazakhstan to streamline labor migration

Among other things, the amendments prohibit Kazakhstan’s citizens to employ more than 5 labor migrants as household personnel.

Kazakhstan to streamline labor migration
Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned
Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned

Locals on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa fought back tears as they spoke of the desperate rush to haul dozens of drowning immigrants out of the sea as hundreds around them sank into the black waters.

Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat

Sifting through freshly caught sardines at a port in southern Thailand, Shi-Jai is one of thousands of migrant workers -- including women and children -- who keep the kingdom's huge fishing industry in business.

Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
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Kazakhstan to simplify obtainment of work permits for labor migrants from neighboring states

The current regulations in place prevent Kazakhstan’s individuals from hiring labor migrants. Consequently, most of migrants from other Central Asian states work in Kazakhstan illegally: migration police official.

Kazakhstan to simplify obtainment of work permits for labor migrants from neighboring states
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.

Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Turkey worried about 'rising xenophobia' in Europe
Turkey worried about 'rising xenophobia' in Europe

Turkey's foreign minister voiced concern Sunday about rising anti-foreigner sentiment in crisis-hit Europe, on a visit to Germany where a neo-Nazi cell's bloody murder spree claimed mostly Turkish migrants among its victims.

Turkey worried about 'rising xenophobia' in Europe
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Labor migrants generate $1.1 billion a year for Kazakhstan

At least 0.57 percent of Kazakhstan's GDP -- $1.1 billion per year -- is generated by labor migrants.

Labor migrants generate $1.1 billion a year for Kazakhstan
China and Turkey biggest sources of labor migrants to Kazakhstan

As of January 1, 2013 the overall number of valid work permits for migrants regardless of their country of origin totaled 21 712.

China and Turkey biggest sources of labor migrants to Kazakhstan
Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN
Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN

The UN's refugee arm said Wednesday it had permission from Thailand to access some 850 people, many thought to be from Myanmar's Rohingya minority, held after raids on hidden camps in the Thai south.

Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN
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An African complained to UN against Kazakhstan authorities

UN Human Rights Committee received a complaint of violation of the international covenant on civil and political rights by Kazakhstan authorities.

An African complained to UN against Kazakhstan authorities
Majilis deputy Aitkul Samakova. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Internal migration has to be controlled in Kazakhstan: MP

Kazakhstan Majilis deputy applied to the government with a request to develop a special migration program.

Internal migration has to be controlled in Kazakhstan: MP
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Kazakhstan’s Senator suggests toughening migration policy with regards to China’s citizens

According to him, China is targeting Kazakhstan as part of its demographic expansion campaign.

Kazakhstan’s Senator suggests toughening migration policy with regards to China’s citizens
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Most of migrants to Russia within a program to assist migration of Russian-speaking population come from Kazakhstan

Migrants from Kazakhstan make up 26.3% of the total figure.

Most of migrants to Russia within a program to assist migration of Russian-speaking population come from Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan ranks №9 in the world by incoming migrants flow

A round table on migration was held in Almaty. 134 thousand of foreign citizens currently work in Almaty.

Kazakhstan ranks №9 in the world by incoming migrants flow