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Asylum Seekers Denied Entry to Italy, Beaten in Croatia

HeadlineAug 23, 2018

In more news on migration, naval ships in Malta on Wednesday brought ashore over 100 migrants rescued at sea, along with the bodies of two people who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean. In Italy, a ship carrying 177 migrants docked in Sicily on Tuesday, but authorities have not allowed most of the asylum seekers aboard the ship to disembark. Earlier today, authorities allowed children to leave the boat, but have said adults must remain aboard until other European countries agree to take them in. In North Africa, about 100 African migrants pushed through razor wire as they crossed a fortified border separating Morocco from the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta Tuesday. And in Bosnia, scores of refugees and asylum seekers showed reporters cuts and bruises, saying they were beaten by Croatian police who turned them back to a camp of about 5,000 migrants near the Bosnia-Croatia border.

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