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Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def cancels US tour after 'immigration/legal issues'

14:24 28/05/2014
The well-known rapper Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, has cancelled his US tour because of 'immigration/legal issues'. Yasiin Bey performed as Mos Def from the 1990s and is also an experienced...

UK's migrant population quadruples in 60 years

15:35 10/01/2014
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released information about the make-up of the country's immigrant population since 1951. The main finding s that the immigrant population quadrupled from 1...

New Zealand immigration grants stay of execution for fat chef

14:32 13/09/2013
The New Zealand immigration minister has announced that Albert Buitenuis, a South African chef, will be allowed to stay in the country. This reversed an earlier decision that he should be deported...

Matt Damon's new film is 'a metaphor for immigration'

12:19 23/08/2013
American movie star Matt Damon has told the British national broadcaster The BBC that his new film, Elysium, is a metaphor for immigration. Mr Damon was speaking to the BBC television's Breakfast...

Fat chef faces deportation from New Zealand

15:49 31/07/2013
Albert Buitenhuis, a South African chef, faces deportation from New Zealand because he is too fat. Mr Buitenhuis, 50, is five feet eight inches tall (173cm) and weighs 286 pounds ( 20 stone 6 pounds...

Australian immigration minister introduces legislation to help win The Ashes

11:27 06/06/2013
Australia has a new cricketing hero; Australian immigration minister Brendan O'Connor. The Australian team needed help and Mr O'Connor has leapt to the rescue. He will not, sadly, be playing himself...

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