British Military personnel escort migrants who arrived by boat away from the shore
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Migrant crisis: Boats land at UK base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

Boats carrying 114 people have landed at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.

It is believed to be the first time during the current Mediterranean migrant crisis that people have arrived on UK sovereign territory.

The MoD said responsibility for them rested with the Cypriot authorities.

Yolande Knell reports Cyprus.

  • 21 Oct 2015
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