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Six young men including two minors were to face a prosecutor on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.The suspects, all Afghan nationals aged 20 or below, are to be arraigned after midday, local officials said.Two of them, aged 17, had initially been taken off the island in a mass operation to put unaccompanied minors out of harm's way, state agency ANA reported.Greek officials had insisted from the start that the fires that destroyed the Moria camp, leaving over 12,000 people homeless, were the result of arson.Earlier Wednesday, 13 migrants were detained on the island of Samos after a fire broke out near the local camp that houses over 4,700 people.Most were later released but three remain under questioning, a local police source told AFP.On Lesbos, crews this week hastily put together another tent camp which according to EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson will eventually accommodate up to 9,000 people.On Tuesday, the Greek migration ministry said roughly 1,000 of the 12,000 Moria migrants had been housed at the site. Among them, 25 have tested positive for coronavirus.But thousands have been sleeping on the street for the past week, with limited access to food and no sanitation for families including elderly and newborns.Germany to take in 1,500 migrantsFive years after the arrival in Europe of over a million asylum seekers, many fleeing wars in Iraq and Syria, the question over how the bloc should share out its refugee responsibilities remains sensitive. European Council chief Charles Michel, flying to Lesbos after talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens, urged the 27-nation bloc to "take more responsibilities."Germany has offered to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece, on top of the 150 unaccompanied minors from Moria.France has agreed to take in 150 minors from the camp while other EU nations are admitting a total of 100 other youngsters from Moria.The EU Commission is expected to present proposals on a new European asylum policy within weeks.(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
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Those hoping that luck alone will protect them from being infected with the novel coronavirus were issued a stark reminder from a leading expert at the World Health Organization on Wednesday. Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, told the public that you are statistically more likely to win the lottery than escape an infection of Covid-19. Speaking at a live Q&A; broadcasted over social media, Dr Ryan said: “If we don't find a vaccine and we don't continue suppressing this virus, and we assume this virus spreads to 60 or 70 per cent of the population in the world, that is effectively one in 200 [infected with Covid-19] on this planet.” “From that perspective, think of your chances of winning the lottery,” he added. The notion follows comments by Dr Maria van Kerkhove, during the same broadcast, regarding the worrying rise in coronavirus infections across Europe and other regions. The WHO’s technical lead for Covid-19 warned that the world is “seeing increases in hospitalisations, in intensive care units, particularly in Spain, France, Montenegro, Ukraine and some states of the United States.” “That is worrying because we have not seen the flu season yet," she said.
It was shortly after 7am that the French Navy’s 105-ton patrol boat came into view. As the P726 Aramis sat quietly on the horizon across the English Channel, we spotted, in front of her, a small shape bobbing in the choppy water. Sixteen Afghan migrants, including four women and two children, were struggling against the wind in their dangerously overloaded inflatable, and in need of assistance a mile inside French territorial waters. However, instead of bringing the wet and shivering group on board and returning them to France, the French vessel shepherded the boat towards British waters, where they promptly abandoned it: a practice the French have long been accused of doing, but which has never been independently witnessed by a journalist, until now. Over the course of 90 minutes, as the sun began to cut through the clouds, I watched as the French Navy sent out a small boat of their own, initially offering the migrants bottled water and life jackets, before motoring towards Britain and asking the migrants to follow. Sandwiched between France’s largest Navy patrol boat, and a Zodiac not much bigger than their own, crewed by two Gendarmerie in facemasks, the group bailed out water furiously as they approached British waters.
The government has given itself two weeks to make its 'rule of six' law work before reimposing tougher lockdown measures, according to a report.
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The PM, appearing before the Commons liaison committee, admitted reimposing a national lockdown would be 'disastrous' for the country.
Britain has returned three antique bronze sculptures to Indian authorities more than 40 years after they were stolen from a Hindu temple in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The thieves were convicted in India at the time but it was only in 2019 that three of the statues were found, when the Indian High Commission in London discovered that one of them was being offered for sale by a UK-based dealer. The Indian High Commission tweeted photographs of the statues, taken during a formal handover to the government of Tamil Nadu, describing the event as an "auspicious moment".
Free diver and marine biologist Jules Casey removed a Coca-Cola can from the bottom of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, in a video she posted to Instagram on September 13, noting that it was the first piece of trash she’d found there in several weeks.The can rests atop a bed of seaweed as Casey swims toward it, not before capturing a glimpse of a brightly colored fish hanging out beneath the plants.Casey removes the can so she can properly dispose of it when her dive is over, and took to her Instagram caption to note the decrease in litter she has seen since lockdowns have been in place, and encourage people to continue cleaning up their communities.“For several weeks there has been no litter,” she said. “Imagine if we could continue this behavior after lockdown … our marine life would love it.” Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that proposed new migration reforms would replace the so-called "Dublin Regulation", which governs which member state handles a new arrival's asylum claim. "I can announce that we will abolish the Dublin Regulation and we will replace it with a new European migration governance system. It will have common structures on asylum and return and it will have a new strong solidarity mechanism," van der Leyen told European lawmakers in Brussels.Earlier, the EU Commission chief called for Europe to work together on migration during her maiden "State of the European Union" address."I expect all member states to step up too. Migration is a European challenge and all of Europe must do its part," she said.The Dublin regulation was established in 1990 and has been reformed twice, most recently in 2013. Under the rules, intended to prevent migrants from lodging multiple asylum requests in Europe, a member state that receives an asylum request must process it and the would-be refugee should not move on. The Commission is due to present its long-awaited and repeatedly postponed reform of European migration policy on September 23, and members have once more been debating the issue after a fire devastated a huge migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.The existing regulation has been severely criticised in recent years, with southern European countries including Greece and Italy complaining that they have to bear the brunt of the migrant crisis.German Chancellor Angela Merkel set aside the rules in the summer of 2015 to allow 900,000 mostly Syrian asylum seekers in – soon followed by countries with less experience of mass arrivals like Austria and Sweden.But a "quota" system to redistribute migrants among EU member countries, hastily cobbled together at Germany's request, never moved the 160,000 people originally agreed on.Initial openness to the newcomers foundered on the opposition of central European countries led by Viktor Orban's Hungary – as well as a surge in support for anti-immigration populist parties in western Europe.(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
Labour's Angela Rayner also took a swipe at Boris Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings as she deputised at Prime Minister's Questions.