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Paris mayor announces plan to create refugee camp

Anne Hidalgo unveils plan to build shelter for refugees to replace makeshift camps shut down for health reasons.

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Three people die as thunderstorms batter Germany

Severe weather continues to bring flooding and damaging hail to Europe.

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UNHCR: 2,500 refugees drowned on way to Europe in 2016

UN releases figures after deadliest week of the year for refugees as 880 lost their lives in Mediterranean.

Mediterranean

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Mayotte: Hundreds evicted in anti-refugee unrest

Nearly 700 people forced to flee Ouangani on French island of Mayotte, as xenophobic groups target foreigners.

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More storms expected as lightning strikes in Europe

One fatality and many injuries as severe thunderstorms break out across the continent.

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UN: More than 700 refugees feared drowned off Italy

UN refugee agency says hundreds of people may have died in three separate shipwrecks in recent days.

Refugees on a boat

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Deadly fire rips through Ukrainian home for elderly

At least 17 killed after blaze tears through makeshift shelter for the elderly in capital Kiev, emergency officials say.

Ukrainian rescuers

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Pope Francis: Refugees not dangerous, but in danger

Pope Francis underscores plight of young refugees at meeting with hundreds of children at the Vatican.

Pope Francis

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Paris police make arrests after clashes with protesters

Workers from energy industry lead march in the French capital, causing oil refineries to shut down.

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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000.

Libya coast

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