Another boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya

2015-08-27 20:23

A boat packed with migrants has sunk off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara and officials said hundreds might have died.

Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Migrants scuffle with Italian police

2015-08-24 21:52

Hundreds of migrants scuffled with police and briefly blocked a major road in Italy's financial capital Milan in a protest against their living conditions.

Italy coast guard rescues another 4 400 migrants

2015-08-24 18:17

Around 4 400 migrants have been rescued over the past 24 hours from 22 boats and rubber dinghies in distress in the central Mediterranean.

Italy rescuing 3 000 migrants, 18 boats in trouble

2015-08-22 16:08

Italy's coastguard says it is coordinating the rescue of up to 3 000 migrants from waters off Libya after receiving SOS calls from 18 different crowded vessels.

Italy arrests 8 over asphyxiated migrants

2015-08-18 14:08

Italy has announced the arrest of eight suspected people smugglers blamed for the death of 49 migrants asphyxiated in the hold of a sinking ship at the weekend.

At least 40 migrants 'suffocated' in hold of boat off Italy

2015-08-15 20:46

More than 40 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy says, after apparently suffocating below deck on the boat taking them to Europe.

Italy arrests 5 over Libya migrant shipwreck

2015-08-11 10:20

Italian police have arrested five men accused of multiple murders and human trafficking following a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya which left more than 200 people feared drowned.

Italy arrests 5 over deadly shipwreck

2015-08-08 15:43

Italian police have arrested five men accused of multiple murders and human trafficking following a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya which left more than 200 people feared drowned.

Shipwreck survivors recount 'horror' trip

2015-08-06 16:03

Survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Libya in which about 200 migrants are feared drowned, are being brought to safety in Sicily as tales emerged of the "horrific" moment the boat overturned.


About 50 bodies found in hull of migrant ship

2015-08-26 17:04

The Italian coast guard says about 50 bodies have been found in the hull of a migrant ship off Libya after 439 people were rescued.

Ferrari move to end Vettel, Pirelli 'war'

2015-08-25 13:52

The 2015 Belgian GP has sparked more than just tyre blowouts as Ferrari and Pirelli are at loggerheads.

Ivory Coast shipwreck survivor tells story

2015-08-24 21:49

A Sierra Leonean footballer has escaped Ebola, kidnappers, and the capsizing of his boat that killed 800 people in April.

Italy rescues refugees stranded off Libya

2015-08-23 10:50

Italy's coastguard says authorities have rescued about 3 000 refugees who were stranded in overcrowded vessels after receiving distress calls from boats drifting in waters off the Libyan coast.

Ferrari decides Raikkonen's future for 2016

2015-08-20 07:47

Ferrari has announced Sebastian Vettel's partner for 2016 after making their decision about Kimi Raikkonen.

Libya risks becoming another Somalia, Italy says

2015-08-17 13:08

Libya will become a failed state like Somalia unless its warring militia quickly agree to a power-sharing agreement, Italy foreign minister says.

Italy nabs fugitive mobster sunbathing

2015-08-12 20:01

Italian police have arrested a mobster fugitive named on the country's top 100 most dangerous list as he sunned himself on a beach near Rome.

Italian mother reunited with WWII baby after 71 years

2015-08-11 05:29

A 92-year-old Italian has been reunited with her daughter after she was taken from her at birth 71 years ago.

'Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed' by boat traffickers

2015-08-07 17:14

Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants in the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity.

400 migrants saved from sinking ship off Libya

2015-08-05 18:19

Four hundred migrants have been saved from the sinking ship off Libya, the Italian Coast Guard says.

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