• Migrants sit on the beach after being helped ashore from a RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness, on the south-east coast of England, on 24 November 2021, after being rescued while crossing the English Channel. Picture: Ben STANSALL/AFP

    27 die in Channel's deadliest migrant boat tragedy

    President Emmanuel Macron vowed France would not allow the Channel to become a "cemetery" and also spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to agree on stepping up efforts to thwart the traffickers blamed for the surge in crossings.