Europe migrant crisis

  1. Helicopter search for missing migrants finds bodies

    BBC World Service

    A map showing Morocco, and Cape Trafalgar in Spain.

    Rescuers in south-west Spain are searching for 21 migrants missing after their boat capsized off Cape Trafalgar.

    Four bodies have been recovered.

    Three survivors said there were 28 people from North Africa on board when their rubber dinghy left Morocco.

    A search-and-rescue helicopter located the sinking boat about 40 minutes after a passing ship raised the alarm.

  2. Spain can repatriate children to Morocco - court

    BBC World Service

    a volunteer with the Spanish Red Cross comforting a migrant on a beach in Ceuta
    Image caption: Thousands of migrants swam to Ceuta, a Spanish enclave next to Morocco, in May

    Spain's national court has rejected moves by refugee rights groups to stop the government sending backing under-age migrants to Morocco from Spain's African city of Ceuta.

    The court said it would not uphold an earlier suspension, but warned that the repatriation policy might breach human rights.

    The Spanish government wants to return about 700 young Moroccans who were among thousands encouraged to cross into Ceuta in May, during a dispute with Rabat about Western Sahara - a former Spanish colony now ruled by Morocco.

    Repatriations were supposed to start last Friday, but several of the youths due to be sent back mounted a challenge.

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  3. Tensions rise over future of Turkey-EU migration deal

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    Video caption: Negotiations stall, as a temporary solution approaches becoming permanent EU policy

    Negotiations stall, as a temporary solution to the migrant crisis approaches becoming permanent EU policy