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EU makes action plan to stop migrant tragedies

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 23:03

The European Union published a list of proposals Wednesday aimed at avoiding tragedies like an October sinking of a refugee boat off Italy`s Lampedusa island that killed 300 people.

Italy mourns boat mishap, weather halts search for bodies

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 09:47

A day after a boat believed to be carrying over 500 migrants, mainly from Eritrea and Somalia, caught fire and sank off Lampedusa in Italy, inclement weather forced divers to halt their search for hundreds of the missing migrants.

Pope visits Italian island to mourn dead refugees

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 11:23

Pope Francis flies to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa Monday to honour the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach its shores in perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.

Dramatic sea rescue in Italy, 900 migrants saved in two days

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 00:23

Italy`s coast guard rescued 95 migrants found clinging to a large tuna fishing cage off the shores of Sicily on Sunday, as the number of people who landed in Italy over the weekend rose to over 900.

Five dead on boat off Italy`s Lampedusa Island

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 23:40

Five people were found dead in a rickety boat off Italy`s southernmost tip which was carrying around 60 immigrants, the Italian coast guard said.