Why do people choose to risk the dangerous journey to Europe? For many, the lure of better opportunities and providing for their families is even stronger than their fear of death.
They have long captured people's imaginations as a symbol of love, but today the birds are flying toward extinction amid a biodiversity crisis in Britain. Can conservationists protect them for the future?
A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees sunk off the coast, killing almost everyone on board. A UNHCR spokesman said the shipwreck was the fault of 'immoral and unscrupulous smugglers' arranging such journeys.
Tensions are high in Agadez, a major hub for African migrants en route to Europe. Police arrested more than 300 people after a refugee camp was set ablaze last Saturday. The UN is calling for restraint.
The UN says countries must review their approach to migration across the Mediterranean after 45 people recently died in a ship sinking off Libya. It said it was the largest confirmed shipwreck in the area this year.
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