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Obama orders US to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees
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.

Obama orders US to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees
France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules
France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules

France called for the "scrupulous respect by all European Union countries" of rules setting out the bloc's borderless Schengen zone.

France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules
450,000 refugees arrived in Germany since January: vice chancellor
450,000 refugees arrived in Germany since January: vice chancellor

Around 450,000 refugees have arrived in Germany so far this year, including 37,000 in the first eight days of September, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told parliament.

450,000 refugees arrived in Germany since January: vice chancellor
EU chief calls human traffickers 'murderers', urges crackdown
EU chief calls human traffickers 'murderers', urges crackdown

EU president Donald Tusk urged a crackdown on the "murderers" among human traffickers who have killed scores of people trying to reach Europe from conflicts abroad.

EU chief calls human traffickers 'murderers', urges crackdown
Australia's tough migrant policy wobbles as sympathy soars for Syrians
Australia's tough migrant policy wobbles as sympathy soars for Syrians

Australia's hardline policy on asylum-seekers is under pressure as public sympathy for Syrians escaping conflict swells in a nation built on migration.

Australia's tough migrant policy wobbles as sympathy soars for Syrians
EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis
EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis

EU President Donald Tusk warned that the migration crisis affecting Europe was part of an "exodus" from war-torn hotspots that could last years.

EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis
Greece's Lesbos 'near explosion' with over 15,000 refugees: minister
Greece's Lesbos 'near explosion' with over 15,000 refugees: minister

The Greek island of Lesbos is "on the verge of explosion" with violence erupting as the more than 15,000 mainly Syrian refugees push local resources to the limit.

Greece's Lesbos 'near explosion' with over 15,000 refugees: minister
Premature to talk about EU migrant quotas: Hungary's Orban
Premature to talk about EU migrant quotas: Hungary's Orban

Talking about imposing quotas on how many migrants each EU member state should take in is futile as long as Europe's outer borders are not secure.

Premature to talk about EU migrant quotas: Hungary's Orban
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family

Pope Francis called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican's two parishes would lead by example.

Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Netanyahu says will not allow Israel to be 'submerged' by refugees
Netanyahu says will not allow Israel to be 'submerged' by refugees

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not allow Israel to be "submerged" by refugees after calls for the Jewish state to take in those fleeing Syria's war.

Netanyahu says will not allow Israel to be 'submerged' by refugees
Thousands of refugees receive warm welcome in Germany
Thousands of refugees receive warm welcome in Germany

Germany readied for hundreds more refugees to arrive from Hungary via Austria, a day after thousands were greeted, often by volunteers holding signs that read "Welcome to Germany".

Thousands of refugees receive warm welcome in Germany
Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'
Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'

Britain promised to take in thousands more Syrian refugees and give 100 million pounds in extra aid, as their plight raised pressure on European leaders.

Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'
UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states
UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "mass relocation programme".

UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states
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Kazakhstan accepts former Guantanamo prisoners on humanitarian grounds

Kazakhstan has accepted five former Guantanamo prisoners seeking asylum in the country. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has praised the move.

Kazakhstan accepts former Guantanamo prisoners on humanitarian grounds
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities
Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities

Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said.

Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities
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In California, US town fears migrant invasion

Days after things nearly turned ugly here, several residents kept up their protest against a surge of undocumented migrants near the border with Mexico.

In California, US town fears migrant invasion
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Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.

Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities
People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service in Belgorod. ©Reuters/Vladimir Kornev
UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine

Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said.

UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine
More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN
More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said.

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN