Italy allowed hundreds of refugees to drown

Italian authorities allowed hundreds of Syrian refugees to drown despite being told their boat was in danger, new audio tapes suggest. Some 268 refugees, including 60 children, drowned in 2013, after their boat capsized while sailing to Italy from Libya. The incident was one of the worst tragedies in the[…]

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Malta honours Mediterranean migrant boat victims

Twenty-four coffins containing the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean’s worst-ever migrant disaster have been laid out for a memorial service in Malta for the estimated 800 victims. Malta’s president and prime minister, Italy’s interior minister and the EU’s migration commissioner were present for Thursday’s service, which includes Christian and[…]

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