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New wave of boat migrants overwhelms southern Italian island
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New wave of boat migrants overwhelms southern Italian island

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) — About 100 migrants who crossed the Mediterranean in small boats landed on the southern island of…
Despite Tunisia’s vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus
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Despite Tunisia’s vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

SFAX, Tunisia (Reuters) – It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the…
Mediterranean migrant rescue ship running low on food: Doctors Without Border
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Mediterranean migrant rescue ship running low on food: Doctors Without Border

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity group said Thursday that its rescue ship is running out of food supplies for…
40 rescued migrants brought to Malta; 123 more still at sea
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40 rescued migrants brought to Malta; 123 more still at sea

MILAN (AP) — Forty migrants rescued off the coast of Libya were successfully transferred Sunday to Maltese military boats and…
Mediterranean gets new NGO migrant rescue ship
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Mediterranean gets new NGO migrant rescue ship

The charity SOS Mediterranee announced Sunday it would deploy a new vessel to “conduct search and rescue activities” off the coast…
Italian coast guard brings ashore migrants on Lampedusa
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Italian coast guard brings ashore migrants on Lampedusa

An Italian coast guard ship has brought ashore 55 migrants who were rescued in waters off the island of Lampedusa on…
Migrant rescue ship captain heads to Italian court hearing
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Migrant rescue ship captain heads to Italian court hearing

ROME (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian migrant rescue ship is being taken in an Italian border police…
Mediterranean rescue ship brings migrants to Italy, defying Salvini
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Mediterranean rescue ship brings migrants to Italy, defying Salvini

The Sea-Watch 3 was still waiting with its 42 rescued passengers off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa…
Sea-Watch 3 migrant rescue ship released by Italian authorities
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Sea-Watch 3 migrant rescue ship released by Italian authorities

The German NGO Sea-Watch announced that its ship Sea-Watch 3 was released by Italian authorities Saturday after being impounded nearly three weeks ago.…
Over 6,000 illegal migrants plucked from sea in a single day, 22 dead
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Over 6,000 illegal migrants plucked from sea in a single day, 22 dead

About 6,055 migrants were rescued and 22 found dead on the perilous sea route from Africa to Europe on Monday,…
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