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40 migrants found dead in overcrowded boat off Libyan coast

About 40 migrants were found dead on an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities have said. They may have…

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Dozens of African migrants drown near Libyan coast

An estimated 40 migrants drowned when their boat sank near the Libyan coast, reports say. Over 120 African migrants were…

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Sinai militants claim attack on Egyptian navy vessel

Militants linked to the Islamic State have claimed to have carried out a missile strike…

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Migrant crisis: EU ministers to discuss 'distribution plan'

EU’s interior ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss ways to deal with the migrant crisis at…

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European warships rescue thousands near Libyan coast

Warships from Europe have helped rescue over 2,000 migrants near the Libyan coast. Italian, German and Irish…

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British naval ship HMS Bulwark helps rescue thousands of migrants

British naval ship HMS Bulwark has helped save around 4,000 migrants in a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. According to…

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EU set to approve mission to destroy boats used by people-smugglers

Foreign and defense ministers from EU are likely to back a mission to destroy boats that are used by people-smugglers…

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Italian coast guard rescues hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean

The Italian coast guard says it has rescued 2,452 migrants in 11 separate but coordinated operations in the Mediterranean Sea.…

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European Commission to propose migrant quotas

The European Commission is set to propose that EU member nations take in refugees as per a quota scheme, media…

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Italy rescues thousands of migrants over weekend

Italy’s coastguard and navy have rescued around 5,500 migrants over the weekend in one of the largest such coordinated operations…

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Migrant crisis: EU triples funding for rescue missions in Mediterranean

The EU has decided to triple its funding for search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean after an emergency summit…

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EU leaders to hold emergency summit on migrant deaths

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit to find ways to reduce the tide of migrants attempting the risky journey…

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About 400 migrants drown near Libyan coast

An estimated 400 migrants drowned when their boat capsized near the Libyan coast, according…

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Italy's coastguard and navy rescue nearly 6,000 migrants

Italian coastguard and navy personnel have rescued close to 6,000 migrants over the weekend as increasing numbers of people attempt…

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1,500 migrants rescued by Italian coastguard and navy

The Italian coastguard and navy have rescued around 1,500 migrants trying to reach Italy in boats, media…

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Italian coastguard rescues more than 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Over 2,000 migrants were rescued by Italy’s coastguard near the Libyan coast on Sunday. Reports said that search teams were…

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300 migrants dead after boats sink in Mediterranean, says UN

Around 300 migrants are believed to have died after the boats they were in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the…

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UK ends support for migrant rescue operations in Mediterranean

The UK will no longer support search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean to save refugees and migrants, according to…

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Migrant boat was deliberately sunk, reports claim

Around 500 migrants were feared dead after human traffickers deliberately sunk the boat that was taking them from Egypt to…

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260 African migrants die while trying to escape to Europe

At least 260 African migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean sea over the weekend as increasing numbers…

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