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By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A migrant died trying to cross to Britain from France early on Wednesday, French police said, adding to a number of recent deaths in the Channel Tunnel as British ministers and security chiefs were to meet over the crisis in Calais. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted in recent weeks as large numbers of migrants camped out in the Calais area have tried to board lorries and trains travelling from France to Britain. The situation has turned into a blame game with Eurotunnel asking French and British governments to reimburse it for close to 10 million euros ($11 million) it spent to beef up security to cope with the migrant crisis at Calais.
South Africa's new visa regulations have led to a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors, and a new approach may be needed, tourism minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday. Last year South Africa implemented new rules requiring visitors to provide biometric data when applying for visas, a problem for people in large countries like China, which only has South African consulates in Beijing and Shanghai. The impact is not only on tourism but on investment into the country as well," Hanekom told the 702 radio station.