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15:13, 24 April 2015 Friday

Migrant boat tragedy captain faces Italian court

Prosecutors blamed 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

15:34, 20 April 2015 Monday

More than 900 migrants were on 'ship genocide'

Bangladeshi survivor tells Italian media that traffickers locked many passengers in the hold of doomed ship.

12:50, 20 April 2015 Monday

EU faces challenges amid migrant deaths in Mediterranean

With the latest migrant boat carrying migrants capsizing in Mediterranean Sea on its way to Italy from Libya on Sunday, the EU foreign policy chief has said that a solution must be sought to avert further crisis.

14:53, 13 February 2015 Friday

Migrant boats reported in difficulty off Libya

More than 300 African migrants have already died attempting to reach Italy from North Africa this week.

13:14, 11 February 2015 Wednesday

Some 300 migrants missing at sea

The recent deaths at sea have reignited criticism of Italy's decision last year to end a full-scale search-and-rescue mission, known as Mare Nostrum, due to concerns over costs.

14:08, 16 January 2015 Friday

Migrants' boat sinks off Libya coast dozens missing

The official, requesting anonymity, said that 72 emigrants had been aboard the boat which sank

11:31, 10 December 2014 Wednesday

UN refugee agency calls on govts to save migrant lives

Some 348,000 people have risked their lives in perilous journeys worldwide and at least 3,419 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean.

12:50, 08 December 2014 Monday

Spain abandons sea search for more than 20 migrants

Around 30 others, including a pregnant woman and eight children, were rescued after the vessel got into trouble south of Almeria

22:58, 07 December 2014 Sunday

Seventy Ethiopian migrants drown off Red Sea

Security authorities in Yemen said the small boat sank due to high winds and rough seas off the country's al-Makha port.

13:23, 25 November 2014 Tuesday

Stop Mediterranean becoming vast migrant cemetery Pope tells Europe

Pope Francis called for a Europe that "revolves not around the economy but around the sacredness of the human person".

16:51, 15 October 2014 Wednesday

EU should let more Syrian refugees enter legally -UN

Thousands of migrants, including many Syrians fleeing a three-year civil war, have drowned while crossing the Mediterranean on rickety boats operated by human traffickers

16:52, 11 November 2014 Tuesday

Istanbul coast guard recovers missing child's body

Discovery of girl's body brings migrant boat accident death toll to 27.

12:34, 06 November 2014 Thursday

Two Turks charged over wreck of immigrant boat

Istanbul court agrees to hear trial of pair charged with human trafficking and negligence

13:12, 30 September 2014 Tuesday

EU must put up resources for Mediterranean rescues - Amnesty

Amnesty said Frontex would need more resources and a clear search-and-rescue mandate before it could replace Mare Nostrum.

09:19, 30 September 2014 Tuesday

Record number of migrants die at sea in deserts this

Turmoil in the Middle East and parts of Africa have sparked an exodus of desperate people trying to reach Europe

10:40, 26 September 2014 Friday

Gambia urges inquiry into 'deliberate' migrant shipwrecks

Earlier this month, as many as 500 migrants are believed to have died after traffickers rammed their ship off Malta's coast, leaving only nine survivors

22:59, 21 September 2014 Sunday

Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya

Italian authorities sent boats to the scene and 55 people have been rescued, but survivors said there were around 95 people in total on the raft

12:58, 14 September 2014 Sunday

15 Gazan migrants drown near Egypt coast

At least 72 others have been rescued and taken to Alexandria by Egyptian Coast Guard forces as the search for other survivors continued, sources told Al-Quds newspaper.

09:05, 27 August 2014 Wednesday

Nearly 2 000 Europe-bound migrants have drowned this year

A total of 124,380 boat people - largely fleeing war, violence and persecution, the agency says - have landed in Europe since January, many after being rescued by an Italian navy and coast guard

16:59, 26 August 2014 Tuesday

24 migrants drown after boat sinks in Mediterranean

A further 364 migrants were rescued by navy and coastguard vessels after the fishing boat capsized

13:23, 24 August 2014 Sunday

Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead saves over 3 500

The deaths were reported shortly after a boat carrying up to 200 migrants sank one kilometre from the Libyan coast

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