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197 African Migrants Feared Drowned Off Sudan

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese media say a boat packed with migrants bound for Saudi Arabia has sunk, leaving 197 people feared dead. The state-linked news agency, Sudanese Media Center, says three people were rescued from the vessel and that authorities are still searching for possible survivors. It says the boat caught fire off the Sudanese coast. The report […]

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Priest: 60 Illegal Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Mexican priest says gunmen have stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 60 illegal immigrants who were trying to get to the United States. Alejandro Solalinde, who runs a migrant shelter in the southern state of Oaxaca, says 250 people were aboard the train when the abductions happened . He also said some […]

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China Offers Riot Informers Rewards

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China has offered rewards to migrant workers who help identify participants in recent riots in southern city of Zengcheng. The city’s newspaper, the Zengcheng Daily, published a notice offering rewards to individuals who provide information on suspected rioters. The rewards include cash of up to $1,500, “outstanding migrant worker” titles, and workers residency permits for […]

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