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UN: 2016 Mediterranean refugee deaths hit record 3,800

The numbers increase from one death for every 269 arrivals last year to one in 88 in 2016, the refugee agency says.

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French authorities declare Calais refugee camp empty

Thousands fleeing war and persecution forced from temporary shelter as fears grow over fate of hundreds of lone minors.

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France continues Calais Jungle camp demolition

Clearing operation enters second day, with authorities set to empty and bulldoze the shantytown.

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France: Dismantling of Calais Jungle camp begins

Refugees and migrants gather at official meeting points for evacuation operation expected to take three days.

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Poles join 'umbrella protest' against abortion curbs

Street protests are expected to continue on Monday, when some women also planning a strike, boycotting jobs and classes.

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Spain's Socialists lift veto on minority government

Vote paves way to the formation of a minority government headed by conservative party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

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France: Calais 'jungle' camp refugees clash with police

Tear gas fired at angry refugees, including minors, day before so-called jungle camp is due to be demolished in France.

Calais 'jungle' camp

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Siberia: At least 19 killed in helicopter crash

Only three people survive helicopter crash near northwestern city of Novy Urengoy, Russian investigators say.

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London airport declared safe after 'chemical incident'

Around 500 people evacuated and 26 treated for breathing difficulty, but no elevated chemical readings found.

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Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome's Colosseum

Organisers staged demonstrations after authorities closed down five makeshift mosques on administrative grounds.

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