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Italy: Two dead as rare Mediterranean hurricane triggers floods in Sicilian city of Catania

Flooding triggered by a powerful storm has overwhelmed the Sicilian city of Catania, killing at least two people. Fierce storms battered southern Italy for a third day on Tuesday, leaving roads completely submerged in parts of the island of Sicily. Forecasters say eastern Sicily is being hit by a rare Mediterranean hurricane, known as a […]

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6.0 magnitude earthquake off the Greek island of Karpathos shakes towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean

An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage, however. “Really felt that one … Lasted for 30 seconds,” a witness in Lindos, Rhodes, said in a posting on the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s […]

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Spain: Lifeless bodies of migrants wash up on the beaches in Almeria

Bodies of eight migrants washed up on the shores of southern Spain over the past two days. They included three women and a child. “Between Sunday and Tuesday morning, eight bodies were found along the shore … who came from one or more boats,” the Almeria authorities said. The Guardia Civil police were investigating, they […]

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Syria intercept Israeli missiles along the Mediterranean coast; 1 dead, 6 injured

Syrian air defences have intercepted an Israeli attack on several areas in northwest Syria, including the port city of Latakia along the Mediterranean coast, killing one person and wounding six, Syrian state media said. The Israeli dawn attack on Wednesday also hit the town of Hifa, east of Latakia, and Masyaf in Hama province. SANA […]

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Migrant boat en route to Italy sinks off Tunisia in the Mediterranean; 20 dead, several missing

At least 20 migrants died after their boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday while trying to cross the Mediterranean, a Tunisian security official said. The Tunisian coast guard rescued five people and were searching for about 20 others who were still unaccounted for, officials say. “The boat sank about six miles from the coast of […]