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Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) founder Regina Catrambone of Italy watches as the MOAS ship MV Phoenix sails outside Valletta’s Grand Harbor, in Malta, on May 2, 2015. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)


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A handout picture provided by the Italian Navy Press Office shows members of the Italian Navy rescuing migrants from small boat carrying 233 people off the coast of a Sicilian island. (EPA/ITALIAN NAVY PRESS OFFICE/HANDOUT)


Italy: 700 refugees saved at sea amid EU deadlock

Brussels,AP—European Union leaders on Friday failed to take new action to ease the plight of thousands of boat refugees trying to cross from North Africa. Italian vessels rescued another 700 migrants while the two-day EU summit was going on. The Italian coast guard...
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Lampedusa mayor Giusy Nicolini, right, is flanked by Italian Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge during a news conference at the Lampedusa island, Italy, October 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)


32 more migrant bodies recovered in Italy

32 more migrant bodies recovered in Italy

Lampedusa, Associated Press—An Italian government minister born in Africa watched wordlessly Sunday as soldiers wearing face masks carried body bags containing migrants from her continent who perished when a fishing boat sank within sight of the tiny island of...
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Rescued migrants arrive on board a coastguard vessel at the harbor of Lampedusa October 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Nino Randazzo/ASP press office/Handout via Reuters)


At least 94 migrants dead in shipwreck off Italy

At least 94 migrants dead in shipwreck off Italy

Rome, Associated Press—A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but...