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  • Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada
    Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada. More »

  • Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership
    Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership 3 hours ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago. More »

  • Refugees begin arriving at Hungary-Austria border
    Refugees begin arriving at Hungary-Austria border 4 hours ago

    Buses ferry people from Budapest to border crossing after Austria and Germany agree to let them cross over. More »

  • Buses take migrants west to Austria; Hungarian crackdown crumbles
    Buses take migrants west to Austria; Hungarian crackdown crumbles 8 hours ago

    By Krisztina Than and Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Long lines of buses left Budapest on Saturday packed with migrants bound for Austria, which said it had agreed with Germany to let them in as Hungary gave in to crowds, including Syrian refugees, that had set out on foot for western Europe. Hungary's right-wing government said around 100 buses would pick up thousands of migrants camped in front of Budapest’s main railway terminus and another 1,200 striding down the main highway to Vienna led by a one-legged Syrian refugee and chanting “Germany, Germany!” Austria said they would be granted entry, regardless of European Union rules. More »

  • US deports Salvadoran man wanted in prosecutor's slaying 8 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities on Friday deported a Salvadoran gang member wanted in his country in the slaying of a government prosecutor, officials said. More »

  • Migrant crisis: Hungary sends buses to transport migrants to Austrian borde …
    Migrant crisis: Hungary sends buses to transport migrants to Austrian borde … 9 hours ago

    Hungary has announced it will send buses to transport migrants to the Austrian border after hundreds of desperate people started marching down a motorway towards the border following a stand-off with police in Budapest. Around 1,200 migrants began making the 106-mile journey to the border on Friday 4 September, defying official efforts to transport them to reception centres and register them in Hungary. The surprise move was announced on Friday (4 September) evening by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, Janos Lazar, who said Hungary would offer buses to those walking along the main motorway to Vienna, and migrants who are still at Budapest's Keleti railway station. More »

  • Ticket requirements for the pope's Philadelphia events 10 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers faced an outcry this week over a ticket plan keeping most of Pope Francis' audience at his two biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away. A map added to some confusion over the size of the ticketholder-only zone. More »

  • Democrat drops Covered California waiver for immigrants
    Democrat drops Covered California waiver for immigrants 10 hours ago

    A Democratic state lawmaker on Friday dropped his effort to allow people who are in the country illegally to buy private insurance through the state's health insurance marketplace. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell ... More »

  • Hungary to bus migrants to Austrian border 10 hours ago

    By Krisztina Than and Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary said on Friday it would send thousands of migrants by bus to the border with Austria, appearing to capitulate to crowds who broke away from riot police and struck out on foot for western Europe in a day of chaos. The chief of staff to right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban said around 100 buses would be sent within hours to pick up thousands of migrants camped out in front of Budapest’s main railway terminus and another 1,200 striding down the main highway to Vienna, led by a one-legged Syrian refugee and chanting “Germany, Germany!” “This does not automatically mean that they can leave the country,” Janos Lazar told a news conference. More »

  • People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison
    People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison 11 hours ago

    Immigrants had paid £10,000 before leaving India and were then held hostage at a flat in England. More »

  • Hungary offers buses to transfer refugees to Austria
    Hungary offers buses to transfer refugees to Austria 11 hours ago

    Prime minister's chief of staff offers to transfer refugees to Austria as hundreds begin march to border. More »

  • Transgender Asylum Seekers Face Different Dangers Than Gays: U.S. Court
    Transgender Asylum Seekers Face Different Dangers Than Gays: U.S. Court 12 hours ago

    Transgender asylum-seekers are "especially visible, and vulnerable, to harassment and persecution" and should be assessed by U.S. immigration officials differently than  gay asylum-seekers, a federal court ruled Thursday. Avendano-Hernandez fled to the U.S. after allegedly suffering repeated rapes in Mexico, including at the hands of police and military members. More »

  • Tough love? Australia's Abbott says turning away migrants saves lives. 13 hours ago

    According to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, there is a clear solution for the chaos unfolding as unprecedented numbers of migrants race towards Europe: turn them back. The ongoing immigration crisis intensified this week, particularly in Budapest, Hungary, where thousands of migrants remain stranded in streets around the train station. Pictures of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian toddler who drowned off the coast of Turkey, also elicited calls for greater immigration quotas from citizens, clergy, and lawmakers. Recommended: Think you know Europe? More »

  • Immigration figure to face San Francisco murder trial
    Immigration figure to face San Francisco murder trial 14 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man at the center of the national immigration debate will stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting death of a young San Francisco woman. More »

  • Judge says man at center of immigration debate will stand trial on murder charge … 15 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge says man at center of immigration debate will stand trial on murder charge in California. More »

  • Q&A: Ken Burns says US civil war still relevant
    Q&A: Ken Burns says US civil war still relevant 15 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns is looking back at his series "The Civil War" as PBS prepares to air a remastered edition 25 years after the network first aired the landmark 1990 documentary. More »

  • Farage Invites Corbyn To Join EU 'No' Campaign
    Farage Invites Corbyn To Join EU 'No' Campaign 15 hours ago

    Nigel Farage has appealed for Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn to join him in calling for Britain to leave the EU. The UKIP leader made the suggestion as he kicked off his party's EU referendum campaign. In an article in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Farage invited Mr Corbyn to share a platform with him at any of the events on his nationwide tour between now and the referendum, which is set to take place before the end of 2017. More »

  • Migrant crisis: Hundreds march from Budapest to border as Hungary introduces …
    Migrant crisis: Hundreds march from Budapest to border as Hungary introduces … 15 hours ago

    Hundreds of migrants have flooded a Hungarian motorway towards Austria after marching on the border following a stand-off between police and Syrian and Afghan refugees in Budapest. The migrants have begun the 106-mile journey to Austria from Budapest carrying pictures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and chanting "Germany, Germany," Reuters reported. In the ongoing migration crisis, the words migrant, refugee and asylum seeker have been used interchangeably – so what are the differences? More »

  • Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis
    Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis 15 hours ago

    Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers. More »

  • Why Evangelicals have flocked to Donald Trump 16 hours ago

    “Because he tells it like it is, and he exudes honesty and transparency, and that he’s the kind of person who is not going to deceive us,” says Reverend Linzey, who now heads the Military Bible Association in Escondido, Calif., and who publicly endorsed the Manhattan billionaire on Thursday. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? “The Republican party has failed to take care of even one major issue that concerns conservatives and Evangelicals over the past many years,” Linzey says. More »

  • Central European PMs voice support for Hungary in migrant crisis 16 hours ago

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The leaders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland on Friday voiced support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his country's handling of migrants trying to enter the European Union. "As an expression of their solidarity, the Prime Ministers stand ready to provide Hungary with further assistance," the prime ministers said in a statement following a meeting of the so-called Visegrad countries. ... More »

  • 2,200 Austrian drivers join campaign to pick up refugees in Budapest
    2,200 Austrian drivers join campaign to pick up refugees in Budapest 16 hours ago

    Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of migrants stranded in Hungary. More »

  • Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws
    Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws 16 hours ago

    Hungary's parliament pushed through emergency anti-migration laws Friday to halt a surge in numbers crossing into the EU state as crowds of refugees and migrants defied the security forces in their quest to reach western Europe. More »

  • Nigel Farage urges Jeremy Corbyn to support Ukip's EU exit campaign
    Nigel Farage urges Jeremy Corbyn to support Ukip's EU exit campaign 16 hours ago

    Nigel Farage has appealed for Jeremy Corbyn to join him in calling for Britain to leave the EU as he kicked off Ukip's referendum campaign. More »

  • EU should repatriate more economic migrants, France, Germany, Italy say 16 hours ago

    By Robin Emmott and Francesco Guarascio LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Italy, France and Germany pushed on Friday for a European system to repatriate more migrants who fail to qualify for asylum and to improve external border controls, as EU foreign ministers sought a broader response to the bloc's migrant crisis. In a letter to the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the three governments called for new rules to end a patchwork of national policies that have sowed division among member states. "A more efficient asylum system ... goes hand in hand with a more efficient repatriation policy of irregular migrants," said the letter seen by Reuters as the foreign ministers met to discuss migration in Luxembourg. More »

  • Refugees march on Austria after Hungary blocks trains
    Refugees march on Austria after Hungary blocks trains 17 hours ago

    People blocked from boarding Budapest trains start walking to Austria, as stand-off continues elsewhere in Hungary. More »

  • Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody 17 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. More »

  • Migrant crisis: Refugee injured after jumping from German asylum centre window …
    Migrant crisis: Refugee injured after jumping from German asylum centre window … 17 hours ago

    German police said five people were injured in a fire at a refugee shelter which could be the latest in a series of arson attack targeting migrants in recent weeks, against the backdrop of the touching display of solidarity shown by the overwhelming majority of the population. The blaze erupted overnight in the hall entrance of a building housing about 60 asylum seekers in Heppenheim, in the western state of Hesse. Opposition to mass immigration by far-right groups has increasingly escalated into violence in recent weeks, with more than 200 attacks on refugee centres reported since January. More »

  • Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled
    Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled 17 hours ago

    KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled. More »

  • Ukip Say No to EU launch: Nigel Farage wants to work with Jeremy Corbyn in Brexit …
    Ukip Say No to EU launch: Nigel Farage wants to work with Jeremy Corbyn in Brexit … 18 hours ago

    The hot issue of immigration will "dominate" debate in the run-up to the EU referendum, according to Nigel Farage. The remarks came as the Ukip launched its "Say No to EU" campaign – which will hold 300 meetings, deliver six million leaflets employ 12 regional organisers across the country in a bid to woo voters – in London on 4 September. "We are launching the biggest outreach programme in the history of the Eurosceptic movement," Farage said. More »

  • 2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry 19 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view. More »

  • France's FN Party: Leader Marine Le Pen accused of using fake Twitter account …
    France's FN Party: Leader Marine Le Pen accused of using fake Twitter account … 19 hours ago

    It has emerged that the leader of France's hard-right Front National party (FN) may have been using a fake Twitter account to discretely convey her party's message. Out of the five voting-intention surveys conducted this year (2015) ahead of the 2017 French presidential elections, three have put Marine Le Pen ahead of the polls. Le Monde claimed on Friday (04 September) that Le Pen has been using the pseudonym Anne Lalanne to tweet to her followers. More »

  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world
    Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world 19 hours ago

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting. More »

  • British PM Cameron finds support and opposition in Portugal
    British PM Cameron finds support and opposition in Portugal 20 hours ago

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has won Portugal's support for his efforts to improve how the European Union works, but he earned no concessions from Lisbon on the issue which most other EU leaders have also said is off the negotiating table: free movement of people within the bloc. More »

  • Dear David Cameron: Now turn your words into action on refugees
    Dear David Cameron: Now turn your words into action on refugees 20 hours ago

    Public horror over the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi, who died seeking safety alongside his mother and older brother, has reached a crescendo over the past 48 hours, with several hundred thousand people calling for the UK to do more to help refugees. For over thirty years Refugee Action has supported the resettlement of refugees to the UK. Clearly ending the conflict in Syria and repression in Eritrea would mean refugees no longer have to flee from two countries at the heart of this crisis. More »