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Five migrant bodies recovered, 1,100 rescued – Italy coastguard

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The bodies of five migrants were recovered and more than 1,100 others were rescued from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya...

Bodies of migrants brought to Italy; survivors tell of struggle

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The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic...

Italy says 3,200 boat migrants rescued Tuesday, one body recovered

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Some 3,200 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and one dead body was recovered, Italy's...

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

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Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy but at least 20 people were reported to...

Italy says up to 675 migrants died in April 2015 shipwreck

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The remains of up to 675 victims have been recovered from a 2015 migrant shipwreck, Italy's navy said on Thursday, as it...

Four migrants found dead, some 400 rescued from boat in Mediterranean

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A humanitarian group said it recovered the bodies of four migrants and rescued around 400 survivors on Tuesday from an overcrowded wooden...

Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015

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Nearly 96,000 refugee and migrant children who travelled to Europe alone in 2015 sought asylum in the European Union, almost four times...

Italian arrested in suspected racist killing of Nigerian migrant

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Italian police arrested a man on Thursday suspected of killing a Nigerian refugee in a racist attack that has shocked Italy, further...

Italy recovers 217 bodies from hull of 2015 migrant shipwreck

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Italian emergency workers have recovered 217 bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015, killing...

taly rescues 4,500 migrants in Mediterranean in one day, coast guard...

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Some 4,500 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies and a wooden boat in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, Italy's coast guard said, as...

Witnessing migrants being rescued at sea

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The first reports came in at dawn. A growing number of flimsy rubber dinghies, packed with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, in difficulty...

Ten migrants die in sinking boat off Libya

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Ten women died in a sinking rubber boat off the coast of Libya on Thursday and an Italian ship rescued hundreds of...

Italy raises wreck of migrant boat that sank, killing hundreds, in...

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Italy has begun raising the wreck of a fishing boat that sank in April 2015, drowning hundreds of migrants packed on board,...

African migrants force their way into Spain’s Melilla enclave

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About 30 people forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Sunday, a local government official said, one of...

Niger says 34 migrants, including 20 children, found dead

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Thirty-four migrants, including 20 children, have been found dead in Niger's vast desert after being abandoned by their smuggler, the government of...

Italy’s coastguard says 1,230 migrants rescued on Sunday

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Italy's coastguard said on Sunday a total of 1,230 migrants had been picked up in nine rescue operations in the waters between...

Whisked to Rome from Khartoum: people-smuggling kingpin or wrong man?

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The slender Eritrean man with a close-cropped beard was arrested by Sudanese police on the afternoon of May 24 at a coffee...

3,000 migrants rescued off Italian coast; 2 bodies found

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More than 3,000 boat migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the past two days and two bodies have been recovered,...

EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa

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European Union ministers will look on Friday into ways of stemming the flow of migrants who set sail for Europe from Libya...

Sudan extradites to Italy suspected people smuggler

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Sudan has extradited to Italy an Eritrean national suspected of being a kingpin in an organised-crime network responsible for bringing thousands of...

Death toll of migrants in wreck off Crete climbs to 320

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The Greek coastguard said on Saturday that the migrants who survived had told authorities their boat set sail from Egypt with about...

Greece rescues hundreds of migrants in sinking off Crete, recovers three...

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Hundreds of migrants were rescued from a sinking ship on Friday in a massive operation in the southern Mediterranean off the island...

Dangerous migrant smuggling routes flourish in lawless Libya

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After a flurry of boat departures that sent hundreds of migrants to their deaths in the Mediterranean, survivors told police they had...

Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers

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Italian police have arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya after a week in which thousands were...

Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs

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At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards...

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

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At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2,000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, the...

Britain plans to send warship to fight smuggling of people, arms...

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Britain plans to send a navy warship to help battle the smuggling of both people and arms off the coast of Libya,...

Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days

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A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Thursday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, and 88 people have been rescued while the...

Drop in deaths in Mediterranean is hopeful sign, migration body says

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Fewer migrants are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, which may reflect better management of refugee flows and...

Libyan coastguard intercepts 850 migrants at sea

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Libyan coastguards intercepted about 850 migrants on Sunday off the coast near the western city of Sabratha, a spokesman said. Ayoub Qassem said...

NATO agrees bigger Mediterranean mission to stop smugglers

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NATO agreed on Thursday to broaden its operations in the Mediterranean to help the European Union stop criminals trafficking refugees from North...

Italy seeks 18 years for alleged captain in migrants shipwreck

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Italian prosecutors on Tuesday demanded that the man they say captained a migrant boat that sank killing up to 800 people be...

Italy, Libya discuss investment in return for migration control

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Italy and Libya discussed on Tuesday renewing a 2008 accord under which Italy pledged billions of dollars in investments in return for...

People smugglers made $5 billion from Europe migration last year

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People smugglers made over $5 billion (3.45 billion pound) from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by...

Italian coastguard rescues 801 boat migrants, many from Syria

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Italy's coastguard said it helped rescue 801 migrants from two boats off western Sicily on Thursday, including many Syrians, amid signs that...

Italy rescues nearly 1,800 migrants in Mediterranean

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Italian vessels have helped rescue nearly 1,800 migrants from boats trying to reach Italy from north Africa in the last 24 hours,...

Niger tells Europe it needs 1 bln euros to fight illegal...

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Niger, a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the EU, told foreign ministers visiting from Europe on Tuesday it needs...

More than 100 migrants die in Libya to Italy weekend shipwrecks

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An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea...

German minister concerned migrant numbers via Libya, Italy will rise

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Migrants should no longer be able to get to Germany and Europe via the Balkan route, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere...

Egyptian migrants killed in clash with Libyan smugglers – official

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At least nine Egyptian migrants and three people smugglers were killed in a money dispute in the town of Bani Walid, a...

Medical charity MSF restarts Mediterranean migrant rescues

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The medical relief charity Medecins sans Frontieres has relaunched rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, accusing European governments of failing to act...

Human traffickers stopped rescue after sinking disaster – survivors

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A knife-wielding human trafficker prevented survivors of a shipwreck from pulling others to safety, leaving them to drown in the dark, one...

Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean tragedy –...

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Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship,...

Somalia says about 200 citizens may have drowned in migrant crossing

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Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross illegally...

EU sees ‘alarming’ migrant buildup in Libya, warns Italy

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"Alarming" numbers of migrants are reaching Libya to cross the Mediterranean, a senior EU official said on Wednesday, adding a warning that...

Five migrants drown off Greek island of Samos after boat capsizes

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Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to...

Dozens feared missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya

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Dozens of migrants were feared missing after their boat sank off Libya on Wednesday, a spokesman for the country's naval forces said,...

Italy rescues nearly 1,400 migrants in southern Mediterranean

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Italian coast guard and navy vessels rescued nearly 1,400 migrants from boats and rubber dinghies in the southern Mediterranean on Tuesday, officials...

Italy rescues 910 boat migrants, nearly 600 saved off Libya

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Italy's coast guard said more than 900 migrants were rescued in four separate operations in the Strait of Sicily on Saturday, while...

Italy rescues 2,400 boat migrants, finds three corpses

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More than 2,400 migrants have been rescued from boats in the Strait of Sicily in the last two days and emergency services...