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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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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Hundreds missing after ship capsizes in China

Hundreds of people are missing after a tourist ship carrying more than 450 people sank on the Yangtze River in central China. Five bodies have been retrieved and at least 30 people rescued, including the captain and the ship’s chief engineer – who have both been detained – according to[…]

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