European governments are "knowingly complicit" in the horrific abuse of migrants in Libya, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
"European governments have not just been fully aware of these abuses; by actively supporting the Libyan authorities in stopping sea-crossings and containing people in Libya, they are complicit in these crimes", John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's head for Europe, said.
The London-based human rights group also said that the Libyan coast guard "accepted kickbacks from smugglers to let migrant boats leave for Europe".
Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to cross to Europe by sea, though numbers have dropped sharply since July as Libyan factions and authorities have begun to block departures under pressure from Italy, the main landing point. According to some estimates, as many as 35,000 migrants have drowned while making the treacherous journey through the Mediterranean since the 1990s.
United Kingdom inflation rate rises to 3.1%
Inflation's sharp rise over the past year or so is directly related to Britain's vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union . The cumulative growth for the period April-October 2017 over the corresponding period of the previous year stands at 2.5%.
Cortana can now sync with your Google account
The connection will allow you to use Cortana for quick access information, support for calendar, mail and contacts. In October this year, Microsoft integrated its Cortana intelligent assistant into the Skype messaging platform.
Avalanches kill five soldiers, one porter in north Kashmir
The precipitation affected the flight operations at airport in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Apart from militancy and ceasefire violations, winter snowfall in the mountainous regions creates a risk of avalanches .
Last month, USA news channel CNN reported that many African migrants in Libya had been captured by local criminal gangs and sold into slavery in lawless regions near Tripoli. "They must insist so that Libyan authorities end policies and practices of arbitrary arrests and detention of refugees and migrants, immediately release all foreigners held in detention centers and allow the UNHCR to operate without obstacles".
According to the latest figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), almost 420,000 migrants from 38 nationalities are trapped in Libya as about 120,000 individuals arrived in Europe this year.
The UN-backed government in Tripoli said on Saturday that Italy and Libya were to set up a joint commission in an attempt to fight back against people traffickers and tackle illegal migration.
"Overwhelmed by the arrival of more than one million migrants in 2015, the European Union has worked with Libya and its neighbors to cut off the main migration route from Africa to Europe", AP said it its report, adding that the strategy has including "training and equipping Libya's coast guard to stop boats trying to make the unsafe Mediterranean Sea crossing".
The extraordinary summit has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC summit. Saudi Arabia will be represented by Islamic Affairs Minister Salih bin Abdulaziz al-Shaikh.
This is the second game of a five-game trip for the Blazers, a quick turnaround after a Monday road game against the Warriors. You want to win at least two or three of them. "That's what was encouraging without Houston".
So hopefully, our wait for Detective Pikachu is almost over - if you're a fan of the little rodent, make sure you charge your 3DS. Just a couple of months ago, it was revealed that the Detective Pikachu live-action movie is slated to start filming next year .
Frank Schomp of the Sparta Police Department saw a meteor streaking across the sky on December 2 and hit record on his dashcam. Geminids can also be seen on nights before and after the December 13-14 peak, but they will appear less frequently.
A 1,500-page chargesheet was submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case on September 17 a year ago . The law student, who hails from Perumbavoor, was found dead in her house after being brutally raped on April 28, 2016.
These tokens typically use blockchain, which uses cryptography to record transactions which can then be authenticated. Elsewhere, according to SEC chairman Jay Clayton, the agency is far from done with addressing the uses of bitcoin.
Ullah came to the United States on an F43 visa, issued to him through his family connection to an American citizen. Those families still must meet eligibility requirements to enter the U.S. and are screened and interviewed.
No news yet on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
He is eligible to return to the active roster in Week 15, but coach Mike McCarthy said he still needs to be cleared for contact. For now the Packers must press on with Hundley until a final decision is made on Rodgers, when that will be is still a mystery.
Could Justin Bieber be a better boyfriend?
She said: "I don't know so much about their personal relationship because he doesn't share a whole lot, but I love her". But after cancelling his world tour and reuniting with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez , things are back on track.
Several injured in gas pipeline explosion outside Vienna
A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria , killing one person and injuring at least 18. The Italian wholesale day-ahead price surged 150 percent to 60 euros per megawatt-hour, its highest recorded level.
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-13 Dragon slips 24 hours
This is the thirteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX is contracted to fly for NASA. The 45th Space Wing's weather forecast says the only weather concern for the planned 11:46 a.m. launch is high winds.
Kashmir highway, Mughal road remain closed due to snowfall
Gulmarg , the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, recorded 15 cm (about six inches) of fresh snowfall till 8:30 am this morning. The minimum temperature was minus 1.4 in Leh town of Ladakh region and in neighbouring Kargil town it was minus three degrees.
As Nepal turns Left, KP Oli will deepen ties with China
For the first time, Nepal could now import its oil from China and use Chinese roads, railways and ports for third-country trade. Nepal government needs political stability because development has taken back seat for its instability in government.
Zurich Insurance to acquire ANZ life unit for US$2.2b
The 20-year distribution agreement with ANZ will see Zurich distribute life insurance products via bank channels. ANZ has been planning to offload its insurance and wealth division for more than a year, according to the firm.
Apple Confirms the Acquisition of Shazam App
The music recognition app has been courting Snapchat and Spotify as well , but the Cupertino-based tech giant won out in the end. All you need to do is type the " Shazam " button on the app and it will identify the song it hears after a few seconds.