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Arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France

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English Channel: Arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France
The English Channel, also called simply the Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Southern England from northern France and links to the southern part of the North Sea by the Strait of Dover at its northeastern end. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.

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Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel [Video]

Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK is committed to tackling people trafficking following the 'avoidable tragedy' which saw a migrant family lose their lives in the English Channel on Tuesday. Ms..

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Bishop of Dover calls for migrants to be given safe passage [Video]

Bishop of Dover calls for migrants to be given safe passage

The Bishop of Dover has expressed her sadness over the loss of the Kurdish-Iranian family who died trying to cross the English Channel. Rose Hudson-Wilkin called for the UK and the rest of Europe to..

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Charity call for change in asylum policy after migrant boat deaths [Video]

Charity call for change in asylum policy after migrant boat deaths

Clare Moseley, founder of refugee charity Care4Calais, speaks about the deathsof two children and two adults who were attempting to cross the EnglishChannel on Tuesday. She calls for the Government to..

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Minister: "Callous gangs" responsible for migrant crossings [Video]

Minister: "Callous gangs" responsible for migrant crossings

Environment Secretary George Eustice said the key to tackling the problem with migrants crossing the English Channel was targeting the "callous gangs" who were taking money from vulnerable people and..

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Four migrants, including two children, drown after migrant boat sinks in English Channel [Video]

Four migrants, including two children, drown after migrant boat sinks in English Channel

The small boat, carrying up to 20 Iranian nationals, was attempting the treacherous crossing from France to the UK, officials saidView on euronews

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George Eustice: I don't accept that Government's approach to migrants is not working [Video]

George Eustice: I don't accept that Government's approach to migrants is not working

George Eustice MP talks to BBC Breakfast regarding the deaths of four peoplewho were trying to cross the English Channel, and says he does 'not accept'claims that the Government's approach to migrant..

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Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map [Video]

Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map

The armed forces have boarded a ship in the English Channel and gained controlafter a suspected hijacking and detained seven individuals, the Ministry ofDefence has said. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace..

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More than 140 migrants picked up in English Channel

French authorities also stopped two boats with 20 migrants on board before they could enter UK waters.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Independent

Four dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

four dead, 15 rescued in english channel migrant boat sinking
At least four people, including two young children, died today when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities..
New Zealand Herald - Published

UK Special Forces storm oil tanker in English Channel after 'hijackers' threaten crew

uk special forces storm oil tanker in english channel after 'hijackers' threaten crew
British Special forces have ended a 10-hour standoff in the English Channel after a group of violent Nigerian "hijackers" threatened to kill the crew of an oil tanker bound for the UK.Troops from the..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Isle of Wight: UK Special Forces take control of ship after 'hijackers' threaten crew

isle of wight: uk special forces take control of ship after 'hijackers' threaten crew
UK special forces have ended a 10-hour standoff in the English Channel after a group of violent Nigerian "hijackers" threatened to kill the crew of an oil tanker bound for the UK.Troops from the..
New Zealand Herald - Published

British police respond to tanker stopped in English Channel

british police respond to tanker stopped in english channel
British police and coast guard units responded Sunday to an incident aboard an oil tanker in the English Channel. The ship's owner attributed the problem to stowaways and said it was not a..
New Zealand Herald - Published

English Channel migrants 'being detained in unfit conditions'

So far, some 7,444 migrants have crossed in boats during 2020 - the third annual jump in arrivals.
BBC News - Published

Dozens of migrants cross English Channel in 12 boats

The body of a man, believed to be a migrant, is reported to have been found on a French beach.
BBC News - Published

UK to use nets to halt migrant dinghies in the Channel

uk to use nets to halt migrant dinghies in the channel
Britain is preparing to use nets to “disable” inflatable dinghies carrying migrants across the Channel, the new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander has said. Dan O'Mahoney, a former Royal Marine,..
WorldNews - Published

Three migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

French authorities stopped 34 migrants making the crossing to the UK.
BBC News - Published

French police dismantle Calais migrant camp to prevent 'new Jungle'

french police dismantle calais migrant camp to prevent 'new jungle'
A camp of 700 to 800 migrants in the French port city of Calais was dismantled by police today in the biggest such operation since the sprawling "Jungle" shantytown was broken up four years ago. Calais..
WorldNews - Published

Google honours Indian swimmer Arati Saha with a doodle

Google on Thursday remembered Indian swimmer Arati Saha who became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel on her 80th birth anniversary. Thereafter, she became the first woman to be..
IndiaTimes - Published

September is record month for migrant Channel crossings

The first 16 days of September saw 1,487 people cross the Channel, more than any other month.
BBC News - Published

Border Force tackle 12 migrant boat English Channel crossings

The Border Force dealt with vessels carrying 165 migrants trying to reach the UK on Monday.
BBC News - Published

‘There’s no humanity’: Syrian asylum seekers left on streets in Spain after being deported by UK

‘there’s no humanity’: syrian asylum seekers left on streets in spain after being deported by uk
A group of Syrian asylum seekers have been left on the streets of Madrid after being deported from the UK to Spain, campaigners have said. The 11 men, all of whom recently crossed the English Channel..
WorldNews - Published

Far-right groups targeting hotels housing asylum seekers during coronavirus pandemic

Anger over rising English Channel crossings 'uniting different strands' of extremists
Independent - Published

Today in History for August 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Paris liberated during World War II; A first swim across the English Channel; Actor Sean Connery, composer Leonard Bernstein, and musician Elvis Costello born; Bruce..
USATODAY.com - Published

Teen migrant dies 'trying to cross English Channel'

The body of the 16-year-old from Sudan was found on the English Channel coast at Sangatte.
BBC News - Published

Channel crossings: 16-year-old Sudanese boy washed up on French beach after drowning trying to reach UK

A 16-year-old Sudanese boy has drowned in the English Channel while trying to reach the UK.
Independent - Published

Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel completes record-breaking English Channel crossing

Australian moves to second on list of most Channel swims, passing men's record of 34
Independent - Published

Channel crossings: No plans for Royal Navy to block migrants after UN warns ships could cause 'fatal incidents'

The Royal Navy has no current plans to deploy ships in the English Channel to stop migrant boat crossings, it has announced.
Independent - Published

Calais mayor says Boris Johnson needs to ‘calm down’ over migrant crossings, as 70% of Britons back deploying navy

calais mayor says boris johnson needs to ‘calm down’ over migrant crossings, as 70% of britons back deploying navy
The mayor of Calais has said Boris Johnson must “calm down” over migrants crossing the English Channel in boats – urging the prime minister to change the UK government’s...
WorldNews - Published

Sussex earthquake: 3-magnitude tremor hits English channel

An 3.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the English Channel just off the Sussex coast.
Independent - Published

UK says it wants greater flexibility to return illegal migrants back to France

uk says it wants greater flexibility to return illegal migrants back to france
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it wanted greater flexibility to return illegal immigrants back to France after a surge in the number of people embarking on the perilous journey across the..
WorldNews - Published

Ministers warned against ‘push back’ suggestion for migrant boats

ministers warned against ‘push back’ suggestion for migrant boats
Any attempts to “push” migrant boats back to French waters risks potentially fatal capsizings, a former home secretary has warned amid calls for the UK to broker an agreement with France. Ministers..
WorldNews - Published

UK border: 13 boats carrying over 130 migrants intercepted on English Channel

The Home Office has said Border Force officials have intercepted 13 boats carrying more than 130 migrants arriving in the UK on Friday. A spokesperson for the department said Border Force was..
Independent - Published

Record number of migrants reach UK on day Priti Patel announces new approach to deal with English Channel crossings

A new daily record has been set for the number of migrants to reach to the UK after crossing the English Channel, according to figures released this morning.
Independent - Published

English Channel search operation after migrant crossings

Several boats are spotted as the home secretary visits France for talks on tackling people smuggling.
BBC News - Published

Nigel Farage condemned for boat trip into English Channel to report migrant 'invasion'

Brexit Party leader has already been reprimanded for making trips to report on migrants during lockdown
Independent - Published

At least 140 migrants intercepted in English Channel amid bank holiday influx of boats

'Coronavirus has made a bad situation life-threateningly worse,' charity says about refugee camps
Independent - Published

Channel migrants: Border Force intercepts four boats

Border Force officials deal with a series of incidents in the English Channel.
BBC News - Published

Royal Navy monitoring 'unusually high levels of activity' by Russian warships in English Channel

Timing of movements seen as test of British military resilience in face of coronavirus outbreak
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Nearly 100 migrants try to cross English Channel as UK lockdown intensifies

'The only way we're going to beat [coronavirus] is if we protect society as a whole,' campaigner warns
Independent - Published

Tracking European eels in the English Channel

A device used to monitor the migration of European eels washed up near Guernsey.
BBC News - Published

French coastguards rescue 31 migrants attempting Channel crossing

French coastguards rescued 31 migrants trying to cross the English Channel overnight after the engine of one small boat cut out and the other dinghy began to take in water, local authorities in France..
Reuters - Published

Child among 49 migrants rescued from boats crossing English Channel on Boxing Day

More than 120 migrants forced back to European mainland after boat crossings to UK in 2019
Independent - Published

American cancer survivor swims across English Channel

An American woman swam across the English Channel four times in a row, setting a new world record. What makes the accomplishment all the more remarkable is that Sarah Thomas, 37, is a breast cancer..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

france evacuates 900 migrants from camp near english channel
PARIS: French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. French...
WorldNews - Published

Sarah Thomas: American swims English Channel four times

Sarah Thomas is the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop
BBC News - Published

Channel migrants: Two boats found after 86 attempted crossing

Two more boats are intercepted in the English Channel after nearly 100 people try to cross in a day.
BBC News - Published

An Iraqi migrant drowned trying to swim to Britain, officials say

an iraqi migrant drowned trying to swim to britain, officials say
The body of an Iraqi migrant, believed to have died while attempting to swim across the English Channel from France to Britain, has been found off the coast of Belgium. The 47-year-old man was spotted..
WorldNews - Published

Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

merkel dangles possibility of negotiated brexit
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that..
WorldNews - Published

Footballer Sala and pilot likely poisoned by carbon monoxide before plane crash

Argentine football player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, air accident..
France 24 - Published

Syrian lecturer completes English Channel swim

Zeina Alsharkas says she is "proud" to be the first Syrian woman to complete the crossing on her own.
BBC News - Published

Search for missing migrant who ‘fell overboard’ in English Channel abandoned

search for missing migrant who ‘fell overboard’ in english channel abandoned
The search for a missing migrant who is thought to have fallen from a small boat as she tried to cross to the English Channel has been called off. A cargo vessel contacted the Coastguard to report a..
WorldNews - Published



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