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At least 42 migrants drown off Greek islands

At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey. According to survivors’ testimonies, dozens were on board a wooden[…]

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14 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said. The boat, which maritime officials estimated had about 70 people aboard, had left Sabak Bernam in Malaysia’s[…]

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Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had been around 400 people[…]

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Migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean are feared to have drowned after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya, Italy’s coastguard said on Wednesday. The boat had run into difficulty 15 nautical miles off Libya and sent out a distress call, picked up by the coastguard[…]

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Rescued migrants arrive in Italy port

Nearly 5,800 migrants rescued from boats off the coast of Libya over the past 48 hours have arrived on the Italian port of Pozzallo, according to coastguard officials. The development comes as part of European coastguard agencies’ biggest rescue operation this year. Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Dekker, reporting on Monday from[…]

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Migrant boat captain charged with manslaughter

Italian prosecutors have charged a Tunisian captain of an overcrowded migrant boat that sunk off the Libyan coast with multiple manslaughter. The captain of the vessel and a Syrian, allegedly a member of the ship’s crew, were taken from a group of 27 survivors who arrived in the Sicilian port[…]

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