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Boat carrying refugees capsizes off Italian island of Lampedusa; 7 killed, 10 missing, 46 rescued

At least seven people died after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized five miles off the Italian island of Lampedusa, officials said. About 10 other people were missing after the incident early on Wednesday, said Luigi Patronaggio, chief prosecutor of a team leading investigations into the deaths. Among the dead included a pregnant woman. […]

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More than 1,400 migrants arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa

More than 1,400 migrants landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday. One boat alone was carrying almost 400 men, women and children, Italian news agency Ansa said. The island’s Mayor Toto Martello said he believed the rise in arrivals coincided with the good weather. Lampedusa is one of the main arrival ports for […]

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41 migrants dead after their boat sinks off the coast of Tunisia

At least 41 people have died after their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement on Friday they are “deeply saddened by reports of a shipwreck […]

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Dozens drowned, scores rescued as two boats with migrants sinks off Tunisia

At least 40 people died when two boats sank off Tunisia while they were trying to reach Europe, officials said. All the deceased were from sub-Saharan African countries, Mohamed Zekri, spokesman for Tunisia’s defence ministry, said on Tuesday. The coastguard rescued 165 other people who were on board the boats heading to the Italian island […]