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Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants at sea

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 300 migrants including dozens of women and children from unseaworthy boats as they tried to reach Europe, a navy official said Wednesday. The 299 migrants, who included 40 women and 19 children, were picked up early on Tuesday in Mediterranean waters off the western city …

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Libyan coast guard intercepts nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

Libya’s coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Thursday, officials said. The migrants were intercepted near the town of Zliten by one of several coastguard vessels that Italy repaired and delivered to Libya earlier this year. Libya‘s western shoreline is the main …

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Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisia’s navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water. The incidents coincided with the launch of joint patrols by the Tunisian and Italian navies to …

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Italian ships rescue over 606 African migrants

A rescue ship docked in Sicily with over 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. According to Aid group SOS Méditerranée, the migrants are from over 20 different countries in Africa and the Middle East. They include 241 children and 11 pregnant women Many of …

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56 jailed for Egypt migrant shipwreck

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials said. The charges they faced included manslaughter, negligence, using a boat for unlicensed purposes and organising illegal immigration. One …

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More than 250 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

More than 250 migrants are feared dead after their capsized boats sank off the coast of Libya. Five bodies were pulled out of the water earlier on Thursday, but aid workers from Spanish organisation Poractiva Open Arms believe at total of 240 people may have been crammed onto the two …

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