Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

May 6, 2015

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

German police arrested four people Wednesday accused of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” organization that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said. The early morning swoops in five states occurred with the country already on edge after authorities last ...

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

May 6, 2015

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory, which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Ed Miliband’s Labour expected ...

May 5, 2015

Australia chided over migrant labor abuse

Australia faced growing calls Tuesday to crackdown on the exploitation of migrants laboring in farms and factories after a television investigation claimed foreigners toiled in conditions akin to “slave labor.” Using footage from secret cameras, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation found migrants were being paid ...

Visa overstayers march for right to remain in Japan

Apr 29, 2015

Visa overstayers march for right to remain in Japan

by Tomohiro Osaki

Visa overstayers facing deportation orders marched through Tokyo’s Ginza district on Wednesday afternoon, pleading for permission to remain in a country that many have called home for decades. Organized by nonprofit organization Asian People’s Friendship Society (APFS), the parade featured about 70 of visa ...

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Apr 24, 2015

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Italian investigators are piecing together a picture of beatings and abuse that hundreds of Africans and Bangladeshis suffered before setting sail from Libya to Italy, only to drown late on Saturday in one of the worst migrant shipwrecks ever in the Mediterranean. Among the ...

Apr 23, 2015

Mexican girl wrongly sent to U.S. returns to celebration

A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her. The case of Alondra Luna Nunez ...

For migrants, Islamic State poses new threat

Apr 22, 2015

For migrants, Islamic State poses new threat

Tesfay Kidane’s troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother’s wedding. Doing mandatory national service in the east African country of Eritrea, Kidane asked his commander for permission for a leave to attend the wedding. The request was denied, ...