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40,000 boat migrants reached Italy this year

Over 40,000 irregular migrants crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Italy in the first five months of this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration. With summer months ahead, more are expected to arrive. Around 42,000 migrants risked the crossing last year.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.

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Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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