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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Italian, Austrian Police Increase Checks On Migrants

Brenner is the last stop in Italy before you get to Austria. It's changing as more and more migrants are coming here, trying to get north. (BBC)

Brenner is the last stop in Italy before you get to Austria. It’s changing as more and more migrants are coming here, trying to get north. (BBC)

We’ve heard a lot about the arduous and dangerous sea journeys many migrants make to Europe — often landing on the island of Lampedusa off the south of Italy.

But at the north of the country, many are struggling to carry on their journey. Most want to make their way to a new life in the U.K. or Germany or Scandinavia, but a pinch point has built up at the Brenner Pass, the Alpine border between Austria and Italy.

The BBC’s Bethany Bell reports.

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