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Idea Exchange: Public discussion could have saved poor from suffering in pandemic. India needed more democracy than was allowed, says Amartya Sen

"I don’t know whether the country in any sense aspired to become a ‘$5 trillion economy’ — some people did certainly — but people mostly wanted basic justice," Sen said.

Amartya Sen, Economist and Nobel Laureate

More than 3,400 dead or missing for crossing borders this year: IOM

The International Organisation for Migration says more than 3,400 migrants died or were recorded as missing as they tried to cross borders around the globe in this year's first five months, over 80 per cent of them trying to

International Organisation of Migration, migrants, BORDER, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, Berlin

2,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

A total of 2,000 migrants have been saved from 15 boats in the Mediterranean and two bodies were recovered, the Italian coastguard said.

International Organisation of Migration, migrants, BORDER, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, Berlin

Some 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

More than 800 migrants were already rescued off Libya on Wednesday, mainly by vessels chartered by the aid groups Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SOS Mediterranee, MOAS and SeaWatch.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean top 10,000 since 2014: UN 

The International Organisation for Migration meanwhile said the death toll so far this year was already nearly a thousand above the 1,838 deaths registered in the Mediterranean during the first half of 2015.

UK asks migrants on spousal visas to learn English or leave UK

The UK government today warned that migrants on spousal visas who fail to speak English may face deportation, as it announced a new 20 million pound fund to improve the language skills among migrant Muslim women.

David Cameron election 2015

EU and Turkey have struck plan to stem flow of migrants: Newspaper

European Commission has worked out an action plan with Turkey to stem flow of refugees to Europe, a German newspaper cited sources in the Commission and the German government as saying.

Refugee crisis: No end in sight to migrant wave

One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach - and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders - the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are

Thousands march in Vienna to show support for migrants

More than 20,000 people took part in a rally in Vienna on Saturday to show support for migrants and reject a recent upswing in support for Austria's right-wing, anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO).

Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.

Hungarian TV woman journalist fired for tripping up fleeing migrants

A camerawoman for a private television channel in Hungary was fired late on Tuesday after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the interne

German right-wing opposition party wants borders shut to asylum seekers

The right-wing opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said on Monday Germany should shut its borders to asylum-seekers who want to enter via safe third countries, as well as reinstate border controls to stem a record

Migrants: Child refugees suffer accidents, beatings, rape on way to Sweden

Around 700 refugee children are arriving every week without their parents in Sweden, many injured in accidents and some bearing the physical and psychological scars of beatings or rape by their smugglers.

Bono offers support to refugees during U2 concert; remembers drowned Syrian toddler

U2 frontman and activist Bono offered support to refugees fleeing their homes by changing the chorus of a U2 song mid-concert to help raise awareness of their plight.

Angela Merkel says record refugee influx ‘will change’ Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today the record refugee influx to Europe's biggest economy will change the country, which was now seen by many abroad as a place of "hope".

Angela Merkel’s green light to migrants splits Germany’s ruling conservatives

Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow thousands of migrants stranded in Hungary to enter Germany caused a rift in her conservative bloc on Sunday when her Bavarian allies accused her of giving "a totally wrong signal"

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