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"[Their] lives have been swallowed by the Mediterranean mass grave and the shame of the policies that allow it to happen," said a rescue organization. Full Story

"Finding survivors is very difficult because the area is completely destroyed," an authority told reporters. "It's a very big disaster, indeed we can describe it as a disaster." Full Story

More than 1,000 people like Mamadou have attempted to trek through freezing temperatures and seek asylum in Canada, only to face deportation yet again.

Pre-election promises seem to have all but vanished, according to a report from advocacy groups. 

"In a short time, a large number of Jews are going to be slaughtered ... There's going to be a bloodbath," said a message in one of the bomb threats.

The World Organization Against Torture had intervened in the case noting that Nekane Txapartegi had been brutally tortured while in a Spanish prison.
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