Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

2015-04-25 23:10

Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

EU feels pressure of migrant disaster

2015-04-22 20:14

European Union leaders head into a summit on the Mediterranean migrant crisis under pressure to act after survivors laid bare the full horror of last weekend's catastrophic shipwreck.

Libya stops boats packed with migrants

2015-04-21 21:06

Libya has stopped several boats packed with Africans trying to reach Italy's shores in the past three days, detaining more than 600 immigrants.

Mistakes caused migrant ship disaster

2015-04-21 13:22

Italian authorities say that the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant boat disaster had been caused by a combination of mistakes by the captain and the ship being impossibly overcrowded.

Shipwreck bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

2015-04-20 21:03

The EU has proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations, as the first bodies were brought ashore of some 900 people feared killed in a shipwreck.

Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean underway

2015-04-20 16:28

Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.

'Worst-ever' migrant shipwreck calls for EU action

2015-04-20 07:30

EU ministers are heading into crisis talks under pressure to confront human trafficking gangs, with more than 700 people feared dead in what may be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date.

Migrant tragedy: A search for the living among the dead

2015-04-19 21:08

Only a few dozen people have been saved after a fishing boat, reportedly carrying up to 700 people, capsized off Libya's coast.

Obama, Italian PM Renzi to meet at White House

2015-04-17 11:41

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is getting an audience with President Barack Obama at the White House to compare notes on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Libya and ISIS.

Several minors among victims of Libya shipwreck

2015-04-15 05:59

Up to 400 illegal migrants, many of them minors, have died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, say rescued survivors who were brought to Italy.


Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

2015-04-25 12:32

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane has had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, it has been reported.

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

Overloading caused migrant shipwreck

2015-04-21 18:53

Prosecutors are blaming the Tunisian captain of a fishing boat for causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants locked below decks when his vessel capsized in the Mediterranean, due to overloading.

Captain of the capsized Libyan boat arrested in Italy

2015-04-21 08:22

Prosecutors say that they have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

Migrant boats carrying 400 people send SOS

2015-04-20 16:37

Ships in the Med are responding to distress calls from two boats said to be carrying around 400 migrants.

Malta to bury 24 victims of latest shipwreck tragedy

2015-04-20 09:47

The Maltese army says an Italian coast guard ship has brought to Malta the bodies of 24 victims of what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy.

Smugglers locked hundreds in capsized boat - survivor

2015-04-20 06:36

A survivor flown to Sicily for treatment after a boat capsized off Libya’s coast has said that smugglers locked hundreds of people in the boat’s hold before it set sail.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

2015-04-18 19:55

Pope Francis has joined Italy in pressing the EU to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war.

Rescued African migrants still dream of Europe

2015-04-16 21:47

Their rickety boats may have broken down as they tried to sneak into Italy, but for African migrants now stuck in Tunisia their dream of reaching Europe is far from over.

400 drown in migrant boat shipwreck

2015-04-14 22:23

About 400 migrants have died in a shipwreck after leaving Libya in an attempt to reach Italy.

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