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Arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France

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English Channel: Arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France
The English Channel, also called simply the Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Southern England from northern France and links to the southern part of the North Sea by the Strait of Dover at its northeastern end. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.


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Nigel Farage condemned for boat trip into English Channel to report migrant 'invasion'

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At least 140 migrants intercepted in English Channel amid bank holiday influx of boats

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Channel migrants: Two boats intercepted in English Channel

There were 29 people on board, the Home Office says.
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Channel migrants: Border Force intercepts four boats

Border Force officials deal with a series of incidents in the English Channel.
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Royal Navy monitoring 'unusually high levels of activity' by Russian warships in English Channel

Timing of movements seen as test of British military resilience in face of coronavirus outbreak
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Coronavirus: Nearly 100 migrants try to cross English Channel as UK lockdown intensifies

'The only way we're going to beat [coronavirus] is if we protect society as a whole,' campaigner warns
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Tracking European eels in the English Channel

A device used to monitor the migration of European eels washed up near Guernsey.
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More than 100 migrants picked up trying to enter UK by crossing English Channel in one day

More than 100 migrants were picked by UK authorities on Friday after trying to enter the country by crossing the English Channel, the Home Office has announced.
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French coastguards rescue 31 migrants attempting Channel crossing

French coastguards rescued 31 migrants trying to cross the English Channel overnight after the engine of one small boat cut out and the other dinghy began to take in water, local authorities in France..
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Child among 49 migrants rescued from boats crossing English Channel on Boxing Day

More than 120 migrants forced back to European mainland after boat crossings to UK in 2019
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Sarah Thomas: American swims English Channel four times

Sarah Thomas is the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop
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Channel migrants: Two boats found after 86 attempted crossing

Two more boats are intercepted in the English Channel after nearly 100 people try to cross in a day.
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Syrian lecturer completes English Channel swim

Zeina Alsharkas says she is "proud" to be the first Syrian woman to complete the crossing on her own.
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Search for missing migrant who 'fell overboard' in English Channel abandoned

Rescue teams call off search for migrant reported missing after scouring busy shipping lanes for 24 hours
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Man crosses English Channel by flyboard

Frenchman Franky Zapata has become the first person to cross the English Channel on a flyboard.
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Franky Zapata: Flyboarding Frenchman crosses English Channel

It was inventor Franky Zapata's second attempt to fly the 22 miles on his jet-powered craft.
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Frenchman succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform..
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Imam jailed for helping refugees try to cross English Channel

Iranian man says he was 'ashamed' when he discovered boats were being used by traffickers
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France: Imam jailed over Channel migrant crossings

france: imam jailed over channel migrant crossings
The Iranian national was found guilty of helping migrants cross the English Channel in dinghies.
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