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28 May 2016 description
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By Lorenzo Morales

Alejandro Labarte, a 32-year-old X-ray operator from Cuba, has been stuck for the last 20 days in a warehouse in Turbo, a chaotic port in northern Colombia near the Panamanian border. His journey north towards the United States was interrupted earlier this month when Panama closed the border in an attempt to halt the flow of mainly Cuban migrants.

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27 May 2016 description
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Fears of IS infiltration mean thousands of refugees are now trapped in a fenced-off compound

Rana spent more than five months at the Jordanian border with Syria, with very little in the way of food, water, medical care or shelter. She eventually made it into Jordan, but for the past 20 days the 15-year-old has been trapped, alongside thousands of others, inside what is euphemistically known as “Village 5”, a fenced-off compound within the UN-run Azraq camp, some 80 kilometres east of Amman.

26 May 2016 description
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Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds travelling north through the country towards Libya, the launching point for smugglers’ boats heading for Europe.

26 May 2016 description
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Sri Lanka will enact a new, nationwide building code to mitigate the risks of future floods after heavy rain inundated the capital city, Colombo, and triggered landslides in the mountainous central region, killing about 200 people.

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26 May 2016 description
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By Kristy Siegfried

Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds travelling north through the country towards Libya, the launching point for smugglers’ boats heading for Europe.

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