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Tunisia migrant ship death toll rises

The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off Tunisia last weekend rose to 58 after 38 bodies were recovered on...

2016 deadliest year yet for migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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More migrants were killed crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe last year than ever before according to the United Nations migration agency...

Record number of boat migrants reach Italy

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The number of migrants who reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year has already topped a previous record set two...

More than 240 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week

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More than 240 migrants died or went missing in the Mediterranean this week, humanitarian groups said on Wednesday, as another 580 people...

Egypt’s Sisi promises justice after migrant ship capsizes

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered authorities to punish those responsible for capsizing a ship which resulted in the deaths...

Rescuers pull 650 boat migrants to safety, find five corpses

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Rescuers pulled some 650 migrants to safety and recovered five dead bodies from boats in difficulty off the coast of Libya on...

Over two thousand boat migrants rescued in Mediterranean

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Rescuers pulled 2,300 migrants to safety on Saturday in 18 separate rescue operations in the Mediterranean co-ordinated by the Italian coast guard. A...

Italian court clears people smugglers

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An Italian judge acquitted two men accused of people smuggling and murder, saying they had been forced at gunpoint by Libyan traffickers...

Rescuers pull 1,725 migrants to safety from the Mediterranean

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Rescuers pulled 1,725 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as seaborne arrivals to Europe's...

Libyan navy fires on migrant rescuers – thought they were smugglers

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A Libyan navy boat fired warning shots at a search and rescue vessel operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) earlier this month...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...