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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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France Steps Up Patrol after 27 Migrant Death after boat capsizes in English Channel | Oneindia News [Video]

France Steps Up Patrol after 27 Migrant Death after boat capsizes in English Channel | Oneindia News

The deaths of 27 people in the English Channel are deepening tensions between Britain and France. The French interior minister has canceled weekend talks with his UK counterpart after suggestions that..

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Migrants determined to reach UK despite tragedy [Video]

Migrants determined to reach UK despite tragedy

At makeshift camps between Dunkirk and Calais on France's northern coast migrants are digging in, waiting for their chance to make a dash across the English Channel, despite the deaths of at least 27..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Migrant crisis: Protesters gather outside Home Office [Video]

Migrant crisis: Protesters gather outside Home Office

Protesters have gathered outside the Home Office to demand safer routes for asylum seekers, after dozens of people died while attempting to cross the English Channel on Wednesday. Report by Buseld...

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Aerials over Dover port after migrant deaths in Channel [Video]

Aerials over Dover port after migrant deaths in Channel

The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between the UK and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world’s busiest waterway in small boats.

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Fisherman recounts hearing report of migrant boat sinking [Video]

Fisherman recounts hearing report of migrant boat sinking

A fisherman has said the French coastguard appealed to boats in the area "to assist with the search effort" when an inflatable dinghy capsized in the English Channel. Over 30 people have now reportedly..

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PM 'shocked and appalled' by migrants' deaths [Video]

PM 'shocked and appalled' by migrants' deaths

Following reports of up to 30 deaths after an inflatable dinghy capsized in the English Channel, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he's "shocked and appalled" by the loss of life. He added that the..

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'He's back to me in a coffin': Devastated families hold funerals for some who died in Channel crossing tragedy

'he's back to me in a coffin': devastated families hold funerals for some who died in channel crossing tragedy
Funerals have been held in Iraq today as the bodies of 16 of the Kurdish migrants who drowned last month when their dinghy capsized in the English Channel were repatriated.
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Bodies of 16 migrants who drowned during Channel crossing repatriated to Iraq

The bodies of 16 Kurdish migrants who drowned while crossing the English Channel in November have been repatriated to Iraq, according to local reports.
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67 people rescued from boat in attempted Channel crossing on Christmas Day

67 people rescued from boat in attempted channel crossing on christmas day
At least 67 people were rescued after attempting to cross the English Channel in the early hours of Christmas Day.
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Almost all those who died in Channel capsized boat tragedy have been identified

almost all those who died in channel capsized boat tragedy have been identified
All but one of the 27 people who died when their boat capsized crossing the English Channel last month have been identified, the Paris prosecutor said.
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France rejects Boris Johnson's call for joint British-French patrols in the Channel

france rejects boris johnson's call for joint british-french patrols in the channel
France has rejected the idea of a joint British-French patrol in the English Channel to deal with the rising number of migrant crossing - but said Paris officials are "ready to pursue our operational..
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Kurdish woman who died during Channel crossing told fiance she was making journey just before boarding boat

A young Kurdish woman who drowned on Wednesday in the English Channel didn't tell her fiance she was about to board a boat to make the crossing, until the last minute.
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UK-France relations 'strong' despite Channel crossings row, minister says

uk-france relations 'strong' despite channel crossings row, minister says
A Home Office minister has said relations between France and the UK are "strong" despite disagreements on how to deal with migrants crossing the English Channel.
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Channel deaths: Iraqi family fear relative could be among 27 dead

An Iraqi family fear one of their relatives could be among the twenty seven people who died crossing the English Channel.
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PM says France needs to do more to tackle migrant crossings after latest tragedy

Boris Johnson has hit out at France after more than 30 people died in the English Channel when their boat capsized, as he slammed people trafficking gangs who are "literally getting away with murder".
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UK 'actively pursuing' returns agreement with France on migrant crossings

uk 'actively pursuing' returns agreement with france on migrant crossings
The UK is "actively pursuing" a returns agreement with France to tackle migrant crossings in the English Channel, the home secretary has told MPs.
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Govt to look at new ways to stop migrants crossing Channel amid fears current measures aren't working

govt to look at new ways to stop migrants crossing channel amid fears current measures aren't working
A government review will look at how to stop migrants crossing the English Channel and entering the UK amid concern that current measures are not working.
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Record 853 migrants cross English Channel in single day as three die on northern French coast

record 853 migrants cross english channel in single day as three die on northern french coast
A record 853 migrants crossed the English Channel heading for the UK on small boats in a single day, the Home Office has said.
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One migrant dead and another missing after attempting to cross English Channel

one migrant dead and another missing after attempting to cross english channel
A migrant has died after attempting to cross the English Channel to get to the UK, French authorities say.
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More than 20,000 migrants have attempted Channel crossing this year, figures show

more than 20,000 migrants have attempted channel crossing this year, figures show
More than 20,000 migrants have made the "dangerous" journey in small boats across the English Channel this year in an attempt to reach the UK, figures show.
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Migrants crossing Channel this year already double total for 2020

migrants crossing channel this year already double total for 2020
The number of migrants who have crossed the English Channel in small boats this year has doubled the total for all of 2020 - with more than three months left of 2021.
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Coastguard recovers man's body spotted in English Channel

The body of a man has been recovered by the Coastguard in the English Channel, after being spotted by another vessel.
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Migrant Crisis: Boat used to cross the Channel traced to shipyard near Rotterdam

migrant crisis: boat used to cross the channel traced to shipyard near rotterdam
A boat used by 13 migrants to cross the English Channel has been traced by Sky News to a boatyard hundreds of kilometres away in the Netherlands.
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Warm weather sees channel crossings continue day after hundreds of migrants brought ashore in Kent

warm weather sees channel crossings continue day after hundreds of migrants brought ashore in kent
People have continued to cross the English Channel, the day after hundreds of migrants were brought ashore in Kent.
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At least 1,000 migrants tried to cross Channel to UK today, say witnesses

A record number of migrants have attempted to cross the English Channel today, according to witnesses.
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More than 800 migrants intercepted crossing English Channel in new daily record

A record 828 migrants were intercepted by the UK while crossing the English Channel on Saturday, the Home Office says.
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Rescue effort launched after boat carrying around 40 migrants begins to sink in Channel

A rescue operation has been launched after a boat carrying around 40 people began to sink in the English Channel.
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Record day for migrant crossings as 482 reach UK on Wednesday

record day for migrant crossings as 482 reach uk on wednesday
A record 482 migrants crossed the English Channel on Wednesday, the Home Office has said.
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RNLI release dramatic bodycam footage of migrant rescue for first time - as boss defends crew who faced abuse

rnli release dramatic bodycam footage of migrant rescue for first time - as boss defends crew who faced abuse
Dramatic bodycam footage of migrants being rescued by the RNLI in the English Channel has been released by the charity for the first time.
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Highest ever single day total of migrants sailing across the Channel arrive in the UK

highest ever single day total of migrants sailing across the channel arrive in the uk
More than 430 migrants sailed across the English Channel to the UK on Monday.
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More than 1,000 migrants have crossed Channel into UK in 2021 - data

more than 1,000 migrants have crossed channel into uk in 2021 - data
More than 1,000 people have crossed the English Channel aboard small boats so far in 2021, new data from the PA news agency suggests.
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At least 160 migrants cross Channel into the UK

at least 160 migrants cross channel into the uk
At least 160 migrants crossed the English Channel into the UK over the weekend.
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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..
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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..
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Frenchman succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform..
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