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Palestinian asylum-seeker 'behind people smuggling ring' fights being extradited

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A Palestinian asylum-seeker allegedly behind a people smuggling gang accused of trafficking 100 Syrian refugees a day into Europe will argue he cannot be extradited because being held in a Greek prison would breach his human rights, a court heard today ...

Man has people-smuggling charge dropped

Yahoo7 News - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
A people-smuggling charge has been dropped against a Sri Lankan man accused of attempting to assist a fellow countryman to travel from Indonesia to Australia by boat.

Migrant backlash as refugees turn on smugglers in spate of murders on Europe's doorstep - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The deaths mark a growing trend of violence between refugees and the gangs paid to smuggle them to Europe as the summer season of migration gets underway.

Balkan Border Closures Fuel Surge in People Smuggling

Balkan Insight - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
He then paid smugglers another 300 euros to get him through Macedonia to Serbia. He also said that migrants like him are smuggled into, and across, the Balkans in different ways. The cheapest but least secure option involves engaging the services of ...

Australia stands firm on people smuggling

Independent Online - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Sydney - The jailing of a people smuggler should come as a clear warning to those attempting to set up smuggling ventures into Australia, the Australian government warned on Thursday.

Bulgaria Police Checking Officers' Links to People Smugglers - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Police are looking into possible links of offers to people smuggling migrants into Bulgaria, an official has said. The suspects are working at a police pepartment in the town of Velingrad, next to the border with Turkey, the Interior Ministry's Chief ...

Would leaving the EU have an impact on people smuggling into Humber ports?

Grimsby Telegraph - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
"We certainly don't want our ports to be seen as a weak link for people smugglers," said the Labour MP. "The Government and the Border Agency need to ensure that sufficient security is in place.

Jail for people smuggler 'sends a warning'

SBS - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
A 10-year prison term recently handed to a people smuggler who helped organise a boat carrying 50 illegal arrivals to Australia sends a clear warning, the immigration minister says.

Alleged smugglers 'were drunk 24/7'

Sunraysia Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mildura man Abbas Allami, 38, was committed to stand trial when he pleaded not guilty to one count of people smuggling at Mildura Magistrates' Court last week.
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Papa Wemba: Congolese music's dandy with a dark side

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Papa Wemba - who has died, aged 66 - was one of Africa's most celebrated, flamboyant singers, but he also became famous for all the wrong reasons.

Man held for 'people smuggling' seeks asylum in UK over Greece prison conditions

Basingstoke Gazette - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Greece is seeking his extradition to stand trial over the alleged smuggling operation it says was based in the country. But his lawyer said today that prison conditions in the country may breach Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights ...

Suspected people smugglers walk free from Larnaca court

Cyprus Mail - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Three men who were suspected of smuggling 115 migrants in a boat that had to be rescued by Cypriot authorities walked free on Wednesday from the Larnaca court on jurisdictional grounds.

It's on us: The real world consequences of our politics

ABC Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
... roadblock to complex regional negotiation; that characterises the problem of refugee dislocation as a war on the petty criminality of people smuggling, confusing - with utterly cynical intent - the means by which the problem is delivered with the ...
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Q&A: 'Refugees are in a complete no-man's land'

The New Daily - ‎7 hours ago‎
“I think rich democratic countries like ours, recognising all the complexities of not wanting to encourage people smuggling and all the rest, do have a moral duty to take in people and to address the root causes of the problem but also to take people ...
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Danes face smuggling charges for giving migrants a lift

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Already under fire for ordering police to seize jewelry from asylum-seekers, Denmark is seeing its humanitarian credentials once again being questioned as it presses smuggling charges against people who gave migrants a ...

Louis CK: 'Two human babies have never fought ... I Google it occasionally'

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gaffigan had the crowd of 2,000 people belly laughing over his stories of accidentally smuggling doughnuts through airport security and his aversion to viewing the fall foliage: “It's leaf hospice!
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Isil retaliates with more suicide bombs for losses of territory and fighters - ‎3 hours ago‎
He estimated that the number of jihadists from outside Syria and Iraq smuggling themselves into the countries to join Isil had fallen from 1,500-2,000 per month at the peak to less than 500 today.

Internet Reading Club: April's Best Science, Technology, and Health Journalism

The Atlantic - ‎9 hours ago‎
More people crossing the border than ever carry burners, according to law enforcement, government officials, smugglers, and migrants on both sides of the border. Migrants aren't as likely to carry smartphones, as Chino did while crossing illegally. In ...
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Structural reforms needed to stop agri smuggling

Philippine Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
And some of this would have mattered significantly to boosting further the nation's and its people's well-being. One of this is agriculture.

Serena Williams accused of deleting 'photoshopped' Instagram image after onslaught of criticism from fans

The Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
The 34-year-old reigning Wimbledon, French Open and Olympic tennis champion reportedly posted an airbrushed photo from a shoot with People magazine which appeared to have had been manipulated to make her look slimmer. The tennis great, who was ...