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'I am saving up to take the death boat to Europe'

Despite the clear and growing dangers of crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe, the stream of migrants is only getting bigger. The people making the journey say it's better to take a deadly chance than die slowly in civil wars or along the dangerous routes away from home.

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Another migrant crisis is brewing in the Bay of Bengal

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are currently stranded at sea after being abandoned by their ships’ crews. And while nations like Thailand and Malaysia are refusing to let them land, at least some of the migrants — the Rohingya people — have nowhere to go.

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Icelanders say they want to house Syrian refugees — but in Greece the government and residents are overwhelmed

Iceland's government says it's willing to accept 50 Syrian refugees during the next two years. But a Facebook event page has been created to challenge that policy and more than 10,000 Icelanders on the page have offered to take in Syrians on the run. Meanwhile, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a sharp increase in the number of refugees arriving on the island is leaving government officials and residents overwhelmed.