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China warships conduct live fire drills in Mediterranean Sea

The defence ministry says the destroyer Hefei, frigate Yuncheng and support ship Luomahu took part in Monday's drills involving the ship's deck guns and small arms.

China likely to set up military base in Pakistan: Pentagon

China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said on Wednesday as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles.'

58 migrants including children perish in Mediterranean in a week, 100 more missing

At least 58 migrants, including many children, perished in the Mediterranean last week trying to reach Italy, while 100 more are still missing, according to new figures published today.

G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from US President Donald Trump, who was elected on an "America first" agenda.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at mediterranean sea

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at mediterranean sea

Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy said on Saturday.

Mediterranean rescuers save 300 migrants at sea, recover six bodies

Mediterranean rescuers save 300 migrants at sea, recover six bodies

Rescuers saved around 300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Wednesday but recovered six dead bodies during the operations, the Italian coastguard said.

Five dead migrants recovered in Mediterranean, 300 rescued

The bodies of five migrants were recovered in the central Mediterranean on Wednesday during rescue operations that saved 300 others, the Italian coastguard said.

42 killed in migrant boat capsize off Egypt's coast

The coast guard have rescued some 150 survivors from the boat, meaning some 400 were still missing. 

EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on board

EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on board

EgyptAir Flight MS804 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. 

Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victims

The Italian navy has raised from the seafloor the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700-800 people aboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

4,500 people rescued in Mediterranean: Italy coastguard

4,500 people rescued in Mediterranean: Italy coastguard

About 4,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, adding that the body of one person had been recovered.

German cabinet backs expanded role in Mediterranean mission

Germany has thus far participated in the EU mission with a logistics ship, and about 950 German soldiers have helped rescue about 15,000 people at sea since May 2015.

2nd black box of crashed EgyptAir plane found

Yesterday, the cockpit voice recorder for EgyptAir Flight 804 was found in a damaged condition.

Drowned migrant baby photo wake-up call for EU: NGO

The photo shows the baby, its eyes closed with blue-tinged lips, in the arms of a rescuer. 

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Their is one more reason which has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s Oberwil-Lieli village to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants and i.e. fear of sex attacks on their women and children.

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.

Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

The chief investigator in Egypt said search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the EgyptAir Flight 804.

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: Sources

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: Sources

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Officials fear the numbers trying to make the crossing to Italy will increase as weather conditions continue to improve.

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims on Tuesday to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, as investigators hunt for clues into the mysterious crash.